Todd Bachman was ready to walk his daughter down the aisle. He also knew he couldn’t do it alone.
Bachman stopped daughter Brittany Peck’s wedding processional Saturday to request the presence of another crucial figure in Brittany’s life — her stepdad.
Bachman and Peck’s stepdad Todd Cendrosky have both played vital roles in Peck’s upbringing — so vital, in fact, that Peck wasn’t sure who should walk her down the aisle.
Two weeks before the wedding, Peck was torn. “She called me and said ‘Dad, something’s bothering me,'” Bachman told the Chronicle-Telegram in Lorain County, Ohio.
“I told her I already had something planned. She was so torn, and the last thing I wanted was for her to be torn.”
Bachman kept his plan to include Cendrosky a secret until seconds before the wedding, when he grabbed Cendrosky’s hand, pulled him from his seat, and led him toward Peck, who had just arrived at the ceremony and was preparing to walk down the aisle.
“Not a dry eye at the ceremony… including me,” wrote wedding photographer Delia D. Blackburn in a Facebook post. “Families are what we make them… make it about your kids and not your ego.”