A Father’s Terminal Diagnosis Leads to a Beautiful Staged Wedding

When David Moore was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in October 2013, his life became an uncertainty. He didn’t know how much time he would have left with his family; he didn’t know what moments he would miss. But his daughter wanted to give him at least one certainty: that he would walk her down the aisle.

On June 14, the day before Father’s Day, Whitney Moore staged a wedding in Kingsport, Tenn., so her father could see her in a white dress, give her away and hold her tight during a father-daughter dance.


The idea was inspired by Josie Zetz, an 11-year-old who was thrown a surprise pretend wedding so her terminally-ill father could walk her down the aisle earlier this year.

After the ceremony, Moore wrote a note to her father on Instagram:

It was so bitter sweet and it will be something I will cherish forever. In my future I may love a man a lot, and some day I will marry him, but in the end let me remind you that no matter what happens, I’ll love you and you will always be the best man I know. I promise you that I will always be your little girl. ❤️



h/t HuffPost Weddings

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