This Bride Moved Her Wedding to Tampa General Hospital to be with Her Dad
Posted: 3:41 am Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Every little girl dreams about her wedding day.
The dress. The venue. The music. We wait for the day our future husband pops the question, and then our plans get put into motion, right?
That’s exactly how it was for Aubrey Schmitt.
She and her boyfriend were together for a few years before he proposed. The date was set (October 21, 2017), the dress was picked out, the bridesmaids were ready, and then…life happened.
For the past 20 years, Aubrey’s dad has been battling Hepatitis C after contracting it from a blood transfusion.
Last week, during what seemed like a ‘routine’ trip to the hospital, things got serious.
His liver started failing, he was put on life support, and Aubrey didn’t miss a beat.
After getting bad report after bad report from her doctor’s, Aubrey said she looked at her fiancé and asked if he wanted to move their wedding up to the very next day because ‘I can’t do this without my dad.’
The dress. The venue. The dream. It all changed.
After springing into action, Aubrey said they were able to get family in town and get permission from the staff at Tampa General Hospital to have their special day – right in her dad’s ICU room.
One of the things that was most important to him was wearing a tux, Aubrey says, and in the middle of the chaos, she didn’t overlook a single detail. She put out the all-call and says a man named William from The Fancy Frock in Wesley Chapel rushed to their aid and hand delivered exactly what they needed.
William from The Fancy Frock in Wesley Chapel hand delivers a tux for the big day on just a few hours notice.
Aubrey and her fiance shared their vows with her dad by their side.
They even were able to share their father/daughter dance.
At the end of the day, Aubrey says, although we focus on the little details, when you look at the big picture, the people you’re surrounded by is all that matters.
She and her new husband don’t have plans for a honeymoon just yet, but say they’re loving married life so far.
There’s a Go Fund Me page up and running to help with her dad’s hospital expenses.