This article originally appeared here at Glamour by Lynsey Eidell.
We’re suckers for adorable flower girls and ring bearers (They’re so mini! And sweet! And precious!) but this wedding party has just about melted us into a puddle of all the emotions. Kentucky bride Kinsey French is a special education teacher at Christian Academy Rock Creek, and when it came time to plan her wedding, she knew she wanted to have her students, who all have Down Syndrome, involved. So she invited all six students to accompany her down the aisle as her ring bearers and flower girls.
“They were like family to me,” French told Kentucky news station WLKY. “They were my first class and they’ve been my only class and so I knew I couldn’t have a special day without them.”
The result is so sweet it hurts our hearts.
The students told the news station that their favorite parts of the big day included the food (“mashed potatoes!”) and the dancing. French’s students took to the dance floor to show off their dance moves, including the dab and the whip and the nae-nae.
“It was so exciting, it was really special…just to have them be a part of the day and have them come with us and celebrate with us,” French said.