Rachel Wolf wore white to her fake wedding and had no groom to actually marry. She’s not even engaged.
But the pretend bride had a really good reason. Wolf’s dad is dying of pancreatic cancer and won’t be around for the actual big events in his daughter’s life.
The 25-year-old wanted to prerecord a father-daughter dance so her dad, Dr. James Wolf, can be there in video on her future big day.
“I’m saddened over the fact that I won’t be there for the events of her life. And that’s been difficult on me,” an emotional Dr. Wolf said. Doctors say he has only months to live.
Rachel even created a special invitation and presented it to him.
Members of the Auburn, Calif., community, where the family lives, heard about the daughter’s idea and chipped in “a wedding dress, a DJ, a tuxedo for Dr. Wolf, a limousine, a hairstylist, a professional photographer, and a gazebo for the event,” according to the Daily Mail.
For the staged event, family and even former patients of the doctor gathered to support the two in their sentimental moment. Just like a real wedding, there were smiles and tears.
In a picturesque gazebo, the two take a turn on the dance floor to "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman. “You look gorgeous,” the father told his daughter. “It’s a dream, it’s an absolute dream,” he said.