DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL
When a little girl imagines her wedding day, she thinks about her dress, her bouquet, her dashing husband… and her daddy walking her down the aisle. For Farrah Ferenzo (now Mrs. Jeffrey Edelstein) that wasn’t going to be possible. Farrah’s father passed away a year prior to her wedding. Still, Farrah made sure her daddy was there to walk down the aisle with her… in some form.
On the evening of November 30, 2013, at Capitale NY, when Farrah took her steps toward her husband-to-be, her father walked with her. At her mother’s suggestion (“why don’t you think about how you can make him feel apart of it?”), Farrah came up with the idea to paint her father’s face on the left side of my shoe. In the Jewish religion, the Bride’s father stands at her left side. Farrah Googled “hand painted shoes” and found a wonderful artist in Arkansas named of Miranda Marie. After 100 some odd emails and hours and hours getting to know each other, Farrah found herself with a friend for life in Miranda, and a way for her daddy to walk her down the aisle at her wedding.
Farrah sent Miranda a photo of her father. Soon after, Farrah had a very symbolic way to have her daddy present, walking with her down the aisle toward the man of her dreams.