Zak Fick was overcome with emotion watching his sister’s wedding dance with their dad.
“She is my only sister,” he told ABC News about the bride, Kelsey Buelow. “We’re really close.”
The bride’s brother sobbed as he was recording the special moment on his phone during the Aug. 5 wedding at their family’s lakeside cabin in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.
“I was worried it would be shaky, since I was crying pretty hard,” said Zak Fick, 25.
Buelow and her dad, Paul Fick, surprised everyone with the choreographed dance to “Cinderella” by Steve Curtis Chapman.
“It was like a fairy tale, and of course they’re playing fairy tale music,” Zak Fick said about the emotional dance. “It’s talking about her growing up and she starts dancing like a little girl, swaying back and forth, and asks my dad to come and dance with her. The lyrics being pretty powerful, and the fact it was choreographed — my dad’s a typical Midwest dad that aren’t exactly known for their dancing — but all of a sudden he and my sister put this thing together really well. It came together really nicely.”
Zak Fick said he became emotional thinking about his sister growing up and growing on.
“We just have so many memories,” he said. “Couple that with the fact she’s actually marrying the guy that, as a brother, I couldn’t have ever drawn up a better person with qualities for her. They come from the same foundation, same energy and passion for life.”
Buelow, 23, said she spent three months practicing the sentimental dance with her dad. Only her mom and her now husband, Amos Buelow, knew they were choreographing something. But they did not show anyone the dance, or tell anyone which song they had chosen.
“My dad and I agreed the whole time saying, ‘Mom is going to bawl.’ It was all about my mom,” she recalled. “My mom had a couple tears, but nothing much, and then I turn and look at Zak and it was just ugly tears. That’s what made me cry.”