Special Brother Reaction Goes Viral On The Internet On His Sister’s Wedding.

Your wedding day is a very special day. And anyone else’s wedding day is just as special to them, even if it runs a little outside of what a “normal” wedding would be.

Ashley Rice was planning her big day and she was considering all those “first look” photos. But this is something she didn’t really want to share with her soon-to-be-husband. They would have plenty of time during their lives for first looks. This is something she, instead, wanted to share with her brother.

Says Ashley: “I had always imagined us seeing each other as I walked down the aisle. I was chatting with a friend at work about what I should do, and she instantly said, ‘Well you obviously need to do one with your brother,’ and it just clicked.” A little odd, perhaps, but you must understand… Ashley’s little brother, Nick, has Down syndrome, and Ashley considers him her best friend.

Says Ashley: “My relationship with Nick is a beautiful one, but also a normal one. I’m his biggest supporter and we love each other fiercely. But, he is still my little brother and we do normal things that brothers and sisters do. We bicker and we annoy each other. We frustrate each other at times, and then the next day they are forgotten, and we’re back to normal, and that’s normal. At least it is for us.”

She said her little brother’s reaction to the First Look was one of being speechless. When she told her future husband, Brian, what she was planning on doing, he said “’You are the most indescribable person in the world. I can’t even describe it.’

It was a very sweet moment between them, she said, and they both had tears in their eyes. And then, there was the photographer who captured the First Look moments between brother and sister.

That photographer was Kelsey Gene, and this is what she posted on her Facebook page: “Ohhh my…This wedding day was extraordinary for many reasons. But possibly one of my favorite moments was the special first look Ashley planned for her little brother, Nick. Before the ceremony, these two carved out a moment to spend together. And it was so special and pure. Nick had some very heartfelt thoughts to share with his sister. When I tell you, that there was not a dry eye in the room… oh yes I was right along with them in tears. I love that Ashley and her husband Brian chose to include moments in their day that felt right to them, even if it’s a little outside the ‘normal’ or ‘traditional’. It’s so important to remember that this day is about your relationship, your families, and your values. And guess what? That’s different for everyone!” So what special things did you include in YOUR wedding?

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11 Responses

  1. September 9, 2020

    […] ”Mitt förhållande med Nick är vackert, men också väldigt normalt. Jag är hans största stöd, och vi älskar varandra starkt. Han är fortfarande min lillebror, och vi gör normala saker som bröder och systrar gör. Vi bråkar och vi irriterar varandra. Vi gör varann frustrerade ibland, och sedan glömmer vi det nästa dag, när vi är tillbaka till det normala, och det är normalt. Åtminstone för oss”, säger Ashley enligt sidan Heartwarming. […]

  2. September 9, 2020

    […] “Mit forhold til Nick er smukt, men også meget normalt. Jeg er hans største støtte, og vi elsker hinanden højt. Han er stadig min lillebror, og vi gør almindelige ting, som brødre og søstre gør. Vi skændes, og vi irriterer hinanden. Vi gør sommetider hinanden frustrerede, og derefter glemmer vi det næste dag, når vi er tilbage til det normale, og det er normalt. I hvert fald for os”, siger Ashley ifølge siden Heartwarming. […]

  3. September 10, 2020

    […] “Mi relación con Nick es hermosa, pero también muy normal. Soy su mayor apoyo y nos queremos mucho. Sigue siendo mi hermano pequeño y hacemos las cosas normales que hacen los hermanos y hermanas. Nos peleamos y nos molestamos y luego lo olvidamos al día siguiente y volvemos a la normalidad”, dice Ashley, según la página Heartwarming. […]

  4. September 10, 2020

    […] Wir sorgen auch mal für Frust beim anderen, vergessen es aber am nächsten Tag wieder, wenn wir uns beruhigt haben und das ist auch normal. Zumindest für uns“, sagte Ashley gegenüber Hrtwarming. […]

  5. September 11, 2020

    […] “Mi relación con Nick es hermosa, pero también muy normal. Soy su mayor apoyo y nos queremos mucho. Sigue siendo mi hermano pequeño y hacemos las cosas normales que hacen los hermanos y hermanas. Nos peleamos y nos molestamos y luego lo olvidamos al día siguiente y volvemos a la normalidad”, dice Ashley, según la página Heartwarming. […]

  6. September 12, 2020

    […] «Mitt forhold med Nick er vakkert, men også veldig normalt. Jeg er hans største støtte, og vi elsker hverandre sterkt. Han er fremdeles min lillebror, og vi gjør normale ting som brødre og søstre gjør. Vi krangler og vi irriterer hverandre. Vi gjør hverandre frustrerte iblant, og så glemmer vi det neste dag, når vi er tilbake til det normale, og det er normalt. I hvert fall for oss», sa Ashely ifølge Heartwarming. […]

  7. September 19, 2020

    […] «Mitt forhold med Nick er vakkert, men også veldig normalt. Jeg er hans største støtte, og vi elsker hverandre sterkt. Han er fremdeles min lillebror, og vi gjør normale ting som brødre og søstre gjør. Vi krangler og vi irriterer hverandre. Vi gjør hverandre frustrerte iblant, og så glemmer vi det neste dag, når vi er tilbake til det normale, og det er normalt. I hvert fall for oss», sa Ashely ifølge Heartwarming. […]

  8. September 21, 2020

    […] “Mijn relatie met Nick is prachtig, maar ook erg normaal. Ik ben zijn grootste steun, en we houden erg veel van elkaar. Hij is nog steeds mijn kleine broer, en we doen normale dingen die broers en zussen doen. We maken soms ruzie en plagen elkaar en de volgende dag vergeten we het, en dat is normaal. Ten minste, voor ons,” zegt Ashley volgens Heartwarming. […]

  9. September 21, 2020

    […] “Il mio rapporto con Nick è bellissimo. Sono il suo più grande supporto e ci vogliamo molto bene. Lui è il mio fratellino e facciamo tutto quello che fanno normalmente fratelli e sorelle. Litighiamo e ci diamo fastidio a vicenda. A volte ci facciamo arrabbiare, ma il giorno dopo è già tutto dimenticato ed è normale così. Almeno per noi,” ha detto Ashley a Heartwarming. […]

  10. September 21, 2020

    […] « Ma relation avec Nick est formidable, mais aussi très normale. Je suis son plus grand soutien et nous nous aimons beaucoup. C’est toujours mon petit frère et nous faisons les activités normales que font les frères et sœurs. Nous nous querellons et nous nous énervons les uns les autres. On se frustre parfois, et puis on oublie tout ça le lendemain, quand tout est rentré dans l’ordre, et c’est naturel. Du moins pour nous », dit Ashley, selon Heartwarming page. […]

  11. September 25, 2021

    […] « Ma relation avec Nick est formidable, mais aussi très normale. Je suis son plus grand soutien et nous nous aimons beaucoup. C’est toujours mon petit frère et nous faisons les activités normales que font les frères et sœurs. Nous nous querellons et nous nous énervons les uns les autres. On se frustre parfois, et puis on oublie tout ça le lendemain, quand tout est rentré dans l’ordre, et c’est naturel. Du moins pour nous », dit Ashley, selon Heartwarming page. […]