While every wedding brings tears to our eyes over the sheer loveliness and emotion of it all – we’ve never been quite so moved as we are over this ceremony.
These pics are from the wedding of Marielle Slagel and Mike Keller who, according to ScaryMommy, tied the knot in Indianapolis in June.
Marielle is a teacher, and is so close to her pupils, she decided to involve them all in the ceremony – and we don’t just mean as guests, either .
The little girls were her flower girls and the boys were ring bearers for the amazing service 😍
Speaking to ABC News, Marielle said that having the children there for her big day meant ‘everything’ to her.
“They’re the kids that mean the most to me. They’re a part of who I am,” she said.
“I’m really close to their families, too. They supported me throughout this wedding planning process, so it wouldn’t have been right to not have them be there the day of…
“To have those kids walk down the aisle for me was really special. There were a lot of tears.”
We bet there were!
However, even though it was Marielle’s dream to have all the children there, her husband-to-be, Mike, wasn’t entirely convinced it would all go how she’d envisaged…
“I said, ‘This is lovely,’ but in the back of my mind, I’m thinking, ‘There’s a 25 percent chance this will go according to plan. I thought, ‘This is going to be interesting: a herd of 6-year-olds coming down the aisle in this very important moment.'” he explained.
The day did go off as the couple wanted though, and was captured in a series of beautiful photographs by wedding snappers Cory and Jackie.
Given that every wedding season there’s always a ton of debate as to whether kids should be at them at all, we are mega chuffed to have heard about Marielle and Mike’s nuptials.
Such a lovely story (blub) – and what a fabulous teacher she is, right?
Images: Cory and Jackie