|Dad helps daughter tie the knot|
|Saturday, 04 August 2012 00:00|
Vicar Ian Bentley happily combined his roles as father and priest to marry his daughter Hannah (21), and her sweetheart Sam Betts (25), at St Mark’s Church in Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
The vicar, whose daughter was born premature weighing just 4lb, said: “I’m not overly emotional but our father and daughter relationship is quite strong, especially as she was premature so I’ve been quite protective.
“The service is powerful and all couples mean what they say. But they are two committed Christian people making their vows before God and they really mean it, making the power of their words even stronger.”
The newlywed bride, who is now in Egypt for her honeymoon, said she was happy her father agreed to help her tie the knot.
The now Mrs Betts said: “I asked a few years ago if he would.
“But he said he didn’t want to, he just wanted to be my dad. But when I got engaged last year he liked the idea and I’m glad he did.” — dailymail.co.uk