Indianapolis Teacher Sweetly Puts Students In Her Wedding

A schoolteacher to kindergartners and first-graders invited them to walk down the aisle as ring bearers and flower girls on her big day.

Weddings are a time to celebrate with your closest loved ones.

Indianapolis schoolteacher Marielle Slagel Keller took this to heart when planning out her own, The Kansas City Star reported. She invited all of her students, including kindergartners and first-graders, to be her ring bearers and flower girls for her wedding last June.

About 20 kids dressed in white and holding garland ended up walking down her aisle. 

"They mean the world to me," Keller said, according to an Indianapolis Public School article. "The kids and their families were a part of the whole wedding planning process with me and gave me so much support along the way. They are a huge part of who I am and it would not have felt right to not have them there."

At first, Keller's now-husband, Mike Keller, was skeptical about having 20 kids smoothly head down the aisle, according to ABC News.

For some of the students, this was their first time being in a wedding. Some even covered their eyes during the couple's kiss, Keller told ABC News. But they were incredibly excited nonetheless.

There was even a special cupcake ceremony for the kids following the exchanging of vows.

Although the Indianapolis school year has just started again, the wedding is sure to have made this past summer a memorable one for both Keller and her students. 

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