Sunday, July 10, 2016

LaGrange photographer Delia Blackburn captured the moving moment when Todd Bachman surprised his daughter Brittany by interrupting the ceremony to invite stepdad Todd Cendrosky to join them down the aisle. Photographs of Todd Bachman’s moving gesture went viral and were viewed more than 70 million times around the world.

Delia Blackburn described to WKYC3 what happened when the father of the bride approached her:

“I’m going to do something special, just be ready,” Todd Bachman told her.

Before Bachman finished walking his daughter down the aisle, he turned around in the direction of his daughter’s stepdad, who was also in attendance.
“He came up to me and reached out and grabbed my hand and he said, ‘Hey, you’ve worked for this as hard as I have … you deserve this as much as I do. You’re gonna help us walk our daughter down the aisle.'” — Todd Cendrosky, Stepfather of Brittany.

“I got weak in the knees and everything — I couldn’t have had anything better in my life. That was THE most important thing in my life,” Brittany’s stepdad exclaimed.

Todd Bachman explains his last-minute decision: “It hasn’t always been peaches and cream, by any stretch of the imagination. … There’s no better way to thank somebody than to assist me walking my — walking OUR daughter — down the aisle.”

The bride herself was please. She sent a video message from her honeymoon to WKYC, saying, “We’ve seen it all, been through it all, but at the end of the day we’re all happy.”

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