Kinsey French's wedding was truly a day she'll never forget, thanks to eight very important guests who danced and celebrated at her side. French is a special education teacher at Christian Academy of Louisville's Providence School, which is designed for children with Down Syndrome. When her fiancé, Josh, proposed to her in front of her class, French knew that the big day wouldn't be complete without each of their smiling faces. “They were like family to me,” French told 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.”
On June 3, 2016, French processed in her beautiful lace dress with five beaming flower girls and three dapper ring bearers proudly leading their teacher down the aisle. In a special report on WLKY, the children were asked about their favorite moments of the wedding party. Answers included the food (“mashed potatoes!”) and the dance floor, where they showed off their moves, such as the dab, the whip, and the nae-nae. Their memories will never compare to how meaningful it was for French to have her encouraging and enthusiastic students with her. “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.”
Check out some of the beautiful pictures of Josh and Kinsey's wedding, taken by Lang Thomas Photography.
All images via Lang Thomas Photography.