Incorporating your children into your wedding is a sweet way to make them feel included in the big day. But one mom took it to the next level when she carried her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter throughout her entire wedding ceremony.
Recent bride Dalton Mort found knew she wanted her daughter, two-and-a-half-year-old Ellora, to be a part of her wedding. But rather than making her an honorary flower girl, the young mother took a more creative route and carried her daughter on her back in a beautiful wrap throughout her entire wedding. Ohio-based photographer Laura Schaefer of Fire and Gold Photography (@fireandgoldphoto) captured all the breathtaking photos from Dalton's big day, and the results are simply stunning.
Schaefer shared details of the sweet story to her blog, where she wrote that the bride knew from the beginning exactly how she would include her little one in her big day.
"When I asked Dalton if she would be wearing a veil on her wedding day, she said 'No, I’ll be wearing Ellie,' " she wrote on her blog. "Dalton wore Ellie down the aisle and nursed her to sleep during the readings. And then Ellie slept through the WHOLE Mass! As a fellow mother of an active toddler, this is a HUGE win! Dalton told me after that she was SO grateful that Ellie slept the whole time because she was able to focus and really pray through the Mass."
"I wore her for a couple of reasons. We really wanted her to be involved in the ceremony, because we felt marriage is a commitment to our family as much as our own relationship," Dalton told Popsugar in an interview. "Also, realistically, it just was easier to wear her. We knew the mass was going to be at least 45 minutes and was smack in the middle of nap time. She was going to need Momma, and I didn't want to be worried about her. She actually fell asleep about 20 minutes in."