Couple weds with dying son, 2, as best man
At the wedding of a Pennsylvania couple on Saturday, the bride walked down the aisle holding the best man in her arms.
Just two years old, the best man, Logan, is the son of the bride and groom, Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson. The pair, who also have a one-year-old daughter together, wanted to share their special day with Logan, who is sick with a rare genetic disease and has been given just weeks to live.
“This is our dream come true. All our family together and we’re all together celebrating, the celebration of my son’s life and the celebration of our marriage,” Swidorsky told NBC affiliate WPXI Saturday.
The wedding was an intimate backyard affair shared with family and friends. The event was put together on short notice due to Logan's condition, thanks in large part to donations from members of the community and local businesses.
Swidorsky and Stevenson had already been planning their wedding, but moved up the big day once they knew their son’s life was nearing its end, telling TODAY.com last week, “We'd been planning a wedding — we were starting to look for halls, but we decided to have it now so Logan could be a part of it, so he could be in the pictures — so it could be something our family did together."
The best man wore a tan pinstriped suit and was with his parents while they said their vows.