Creating a guest list for your wedding can be tough. Of course, you invite your parents, your siblings, your close friends, but it gets tougher when you have to choose whether or not to invite coworkers and distant relatives.
People don’t usually invite their partner’s exes to their wedding (unless they’re Meghan Markle). This bride invited her husband’s ex to her big day because she wanted to share an important message with her.
An Extra Guest
The day you get married is often the most significant day of your life up to that point. It’s not an event that people take lightly. Inviting your husband’s ex just isn’t something that most people are okay with.
A lot of the guests at this wedding were pretty confused about the decision.
Creating A Scene
Jeremy Musser and Katie Hild were all set to get married. They planned to have their wedding in 2017. She spent a whole year making sure the day would be perfect.
Part of her vision was that she wanted Jeremy’s ex-partner, Casey, to attend the wedding.
All Getting Together
Katie had something important that she wanted to say to Casey. She was determined to call attention to Casey on her big day. Katie had it all planned.
She wanted to tell her something important before it was too late. A wedding is a perfect time to make a big announcement.
How It All Started
Jeremy and Katie met back on April 17, 2013. Both Jeremy and Katie were still in college at the time.
Katie remembers the day super well because, on that day, her life changed forever. She knew she had met the man of her dreams.
As soon as they met, the couple became inseparable. The got along immediately. This is as close to love at first sight as you can get.
Things were going well, but just six weeks into their relationship, one of them had some huge news to share.
Katie got a text from Jeremy. In the text, Jeremy admitted that he had a son. Katie was a bit surprised, but this didn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary.
Yes, they were young, but a lot of men have kids and don’t end up staying with the mother of their child.
A Bit Of A Shock
Katie asked Jeremy how old his son was. She assumed the kid was probably two or three years old.
Jeremy told her that his son, Landon was born on April 28th, just a week before Katie and Jeremy went on their first date. Jeremy had a newborn.
Katie Almost Ended The Relationship
Katie was pretty shocked that Jeremy never told her that he had a child. This was a huge surprise. Katie thought about ending the relationship because Jeremy hadn’t been totally honest with her.
She texted Jeremy back and told him that he must be so excited to be a father.
It wasn’t long before Casey and Katie met each other in person. At first, Katie and Casey really didn’t get along.
Not only did Jeremy have to deal with being a new father, he also had to deal with his ex and his new girlfriend fighting all the time.
Casey Moved On
Just when Katie and Casey had started to figure out their differences for Landon’s sake, Casey started a new relationship with a man named Tyler. Casey and Tyler got married, but Tyler and Jeremy didn’t get along.
The two men would fight over the smallest things, and Jeremy didn’t like that Tyler was trying to be Landon’s dad.
Katie And Jeremy’s Wedding
A little while later, Jeremy proposed to Katie and Katie enthusiastically said yes. Katie decided that it was important for her for Casey and Tyler to be at the wedding.
She wanted to say something to them in front of all her friends and family.
Katie and Jeremy were just about to say their vows when the officiant told Casey and Tyler to stand up.
Katie pulled out a piece of paper and began explaining why she had invited the couple to her special day. Everyone’s eyes were fixed on Katie.
A Heartfelt Speech
The bride began by thanking both of them for coming along to their big day. She also wanted to show her appreciation to Casey for letting her become part of Landon’s life all these years.
Katie continued that she wanted to “respect, work, listen, and communicate together as co-parents.”
A Lucky Little Boy
Katie had become a massive part of Landon’s life, and marrying Jeremy was the next step in officially making Landon, Casey, and Tyler part of her family.
Katie promised to love Landon for the rest of her life, no matter what. She knew that committing to Jeremy also meant committing to Landon.
Hugs All Around
Landon now has two sets of parents who love him. He knew he would be surrounded by so much love.
Katie told Landon that she has been incredibly lucky to have been in his life since the beginning and that she enjoyed watching him grow up over the past four years. She told him that she’d be there for him every step of the way as his “bonus mommy.”
A Special Gift
Katie had more than just a speech planned for Landon’s mom. Katie also bought Casey an extra sunflower bracelet just like the one she handed out to all of her bridesmaids.
Katie and Jeremy gave roses to their mothers as part of their ceremony. Katie wanted Landon to join in by giving Casey her very own rose.
It turns out that Jeremy had a surprise of his own up his sleeve. He announced that he had a message for Tyler.
He thanked Tyler for stepping up and raising Landon as his own son. He said he wanted them to put their differences behind them. They decided to grab a drink together in the future.
Becoming New Friends
It wasn’t until the end of the wedding when all the guests were saying goodbye that Tyler plucked up the courage to talk to Jeremy.
He said that he’d like to be friends with Jeremy and hang out sometime. Katie’s words brought a whole family together.
Extending The Love
Katie wants the entire world to understand that everyone needs to communicate if they want to co-parent productively.
No child should have to deal with their parents not getting along. Landon is so lucky to have the love of two parents and two step-parents in his life.
Taking The Internet By Storm
Katie had only planned on making this announcement to the guests at her wedding, but pretty soon, everyone was talking about the event on social media.
Marrying Jeremy wasn’t just about becoming a wife, it was about creating a new, wonderful blended family. This is a story that everybody can learn from.
You can always count on wedding miracles to be heartwarming. If you thought this one was special, you’ll be getting out of your seat after you read what happened at this next wedding…