Almost every girl who dreams of getting married envisions her father walking her down the aisle, but no one ever envisions such a scenario as this.
Just moments after Alan Bates, 65, escorted daughter Charlotte Galbraith, 36, to the waiting arms of her husband to be, he died of a massive heart attack.
Even more tragically and incredibly, Bates was in the middle of giving his speech to the newlyweds when he fell to the ground and could not be revived.
The bride was quickly rushed from the room as a group of wedding guests, including an off-duty firefighter, did what they could to help revive Bates.
Unfortunately, they were too late. The family accompanied Bates to a nearby hospital and he was declared dead. For Charlotte, there are no words.