Vieneese Stanton canceled her big wedding plans so her dying father can walk her down the aisle. Vieneese’s father was diagnosed with leukemia in February and his health has been declining ever since.
The wedding was planned for April, but with recent updates from doctors, Stanton decided to move the wedding forward and changed the location, so her dad could walk her down the aisle by holding the ceremony in the hospital where he is being treated. Her father was delightfully surprised when he saw his daughter at the hospital in her wedding dress.
The wedding took place in the presence of close family and friends and of course the hospital staff
“Given the news of my father’s life expectancy (and with the help of an AMAZING nurse team), we were able to have a surprise wedding so my Dad could attend. The nurse team kept the wedding a secret from my Dad, so this whole day was a surprise to him,” Stanton told Love What Matters in a story that was shared on their Facebook page. “It was a such a beautiful day.”
The surprise hospital wedding, while different than her original vision, was all that Stanton could ask for and more. “We have both dreamed of him walking me down the aisle to my groom— and that moment finally happened. This was truly, best day of my life!”