A very touching wedding photo shared by photographer Ashley Frantz on her Facebook page has gone viral.
In her post, she explains that the lady in the wedding dress is her friend Amanda. On the right is a transparent image of her daughter, Azalee, in her arms.
Azalee is made transparent because she passed away in 2013, following a battle with cancer. She was just 6 years old when she passed on.
Amanda was heartbroken that her little girl wouldn’t be there for the special occasion, so Ashley did something incredible. She managed to incorporate a photo of little Azalee into some of the wedding pictures for her friend.
Frantz further wrote that the couple released butterflies during the ceremony in remembrance of little Azalee, and there was “not a dry eye to be seen.”
She said: “As the butterflies flew up and away, one little beauty decided she wanted to stay a while. She landed right on Amanda (closest to her heart) and stayed while a heart-wrenching cry was shared between the bride and groom (and the entire congregation).
“We all know it was Azalee, just a little whisper from her and God saying ‘congratulations’ and letting everyone know she was nearby to help her mommy cross over into her new path of life…where there is nothing but sunshine ahead.”