Grieving Daughter Saves Roses From Dad’s Funeral And Uses Them As Confetti At Her Wedding

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Every girl dreams of walking down the aisle with her dad by her side on her wedding day. But for 28-year-old Kait Olidis, her father sadly passed away before her big day.

Kait knew that she had to honor her dad on her wedding, and the perfect way came to her after his funeral.

“At his service, it was like an abundance of flowers,” the bride told Inside Edition. “My mom and I were like, ‘What are we going to do with all these?’ So we decided to keep them and just dry them out.”

Her dad was a fan of roses and always bought them for his wife on Valentine’s Day. Now, his favorite flower would be at his daughter’s wedding.

The dried rose petals were put into paper cones, and guests used them as confetti during the wedding ceremony.

“He really wanted the best for us and encouraged us, and just kind of, you know, wanted the world for us,” Kait said. “He was always there, always encouraging us to do whatever we needed to do; always supportive.”

It looks like he was even there for his daughter after death. As you’ll see in the video below, photographer Emily Curd of Emily Jean Photography captured the moment a beam of light shone down on Kait and her groom.

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Photos: Emily Jean Photography; Inside Edition

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