A special June 24 wedding ceremony for a kindergarten/first grade teacher, Marielle Slagel Keller, at IPS Butler Lab School in Indianapolis:
“They’re the kids that mean the most to me. They’re a part of who I am,” Marielle Slagel Keller, 25, told ABC News.
…“There were a couple that shielded their eyes when we kissed,” she recalled.
…“I’m really close to their families, too,” she explained. “They supported me throughout this wedding planning process, so it wouldn’t have been right to not have them be there the day of.”
“To have those kids walk down the aisle for me was really special. There were a lot of tears,” she added.
(via “Teacher invites 20 of her students to serve as flower girls, ring bearers in her wedding“)
Indianapolis teacher Marielle Slagel Keller and Mike Keller
Husband Mike supporting his wife:
“I said, ‘This is lovely,’ but in the back of my mind, I’m thinking, ‘There’s a 25 percent chance this will go according to plan,” Mike Keller, 26, told ABC News. “I thought, ‘This is going to be interesting: a herd of 6-year-olds coming down the aisle in this very important moment.’”
“But she really had a passion for it on this special day, and I’m glad she went with it. It ended up being perfect,” he added.
A very passionate teacher!