Bride cancels elaborate wedding to marry at dying dad’s side, their father-daughter dance had everyone in tears.

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Bride cancels elaborate wedding to marry at dying dad’s side, their father-daughter dance had everyone in tears.

When Lisa Wilson got married, her father David was battling a rare cancer.

As her wedding day approached in August 2014, her dad remained in the hospital, so she made a difficult decision: she canceled her fancy wedding plans, moved her big day up and married her husband Robert Pantoja at her dad’s hospital bedside at the UCI Medical Center.

The ceremony was beautiful, intimate and touching, with a unique touch: a bedside father-daughter dance to Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You.”

“I said, ‘Daddy, I want to do my father-daughter dance with you,’” Lisa told CBS News. “He said, ‘I can’t dance,’ and I said, ‘You don’t have to. I want to dance with your hands.’”

Sadly, Lisa’s dad passed away not many days after her wedding and dance. But luckily Lisa was able to carry away one last happy memory at an important moment in her life, showing how a wedding isn’t about fancy dresses and lavish receptions — it’s about family.

Watch the video below to see the beautiful moment below. Even with the song removed for copyright reasons, you can still experience the touching emotion of a truly moving father-daughter moment…






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