This is the incredible moment that a bride was walked down the aisle by the man who received the heart of her murdered father.
Jeni Stepien’s father Michael was killed by muggers in 2006 - and his heart was donated to Arthur Thomas after he had been placed on life support for 24 hours.
In the wake of Michael’s tragic death, Jeni immediately formed a strong bond with Arthur, and the pair exchanged a series of heartfelt letters over the next 10 years.
But their bond proved to be so strong that Jeni decided Arthur was the perfect man to walk her down the aisle.
She met him in person for the first time last year, before asking him the big question.
Happily, Arthur accepted the offer - and described it as a ‘great honour.’
He said: ‘What greater honor could a person have than walking the daughter of the man who’s given his heart to him? I can’t imagine a greater honour.’
Posting on Facebook, Jeni described the nuptials as the ‘best day’ of her ‘entire life.’
She wrote: ‘To be able to bring my dad home and have him at my wedding was an absolute dream COME TRUE!
‘Not to mention that being married to the best person that was hand picked just for me was beyond words the best thing that has ever happened to me.
‘I am blessed beyond words to share our story!’