Jess Redden has revealed the special tribute to her late dad on her wedding dress.
The 28-year-old and her fiancé Rob Kearney were initially set to wed in June 2021, but brought their wedding date forward to November of last year after Jess’ father Brian became ill.
The model was hoping her father would get to walk her down the aisle, but he sadly died in September 2020 at the age of 70 – following a battle with prostate cancer.
Jess took part in an Instagram Q&A on Tuesday, where she was asked by a follower how would she remember her father on her big day.
The pharmacist-in-training replied: “I remember my dad almost every second of the day – sometimes I laugh and smile at the memories and other times I wake up in tears… it’s such a rollercoaster.”
She then shared a photo of the inside of her wedding dress, which had a special message sown onto it in blue thread that read: “My Darling Dad, forever in my heart.”
Jess explained: “My mum sewed this in to the back of my dress so he will still be with me when I walk down the aisle.”