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'Jersey Shore' Star Deena Cortese Honors Late Dad In Heartbreaking Wedding Tribute

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

Nov. 1 2017, Updated 12:23 p.m. ET

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Deena Cortese tied the knot just months after her dad's tragic passing, and RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal how she paid tribute to John at her lavish winery wedding . Click through these slides to get the latest on the Jersey Shore star's special day.

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deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

Deena Cortese tied the knot just months after her dad's tragic passing, and RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal how she paid tribute to John at her lavish winery wedding . Click through these slides to get the latest on the Jersey Shore star's special day.

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

"This whole wedding is based around her dad," Cortese's mother Joann told Radar.

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deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

"The vineyard where she's having the wedding," she explained. "The song that she's dancing to. Everything is based around her father. This day is dedicated to her father."

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

"I wanted it at Laurita Winery because my dad passed away last year and we used to come here with him," Cortese, 30, added of her wedding venue in New Jersey. "And I grew up in New Egypt, so New Egypt's a huge part of my life."

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deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

Cortese also sewed a heart cut out from one of her dad's shirts and attached it to her dress to honor him throughout the night. A photo of her father was attached to her bouquet with charms reading, "Dad" and "I used to be his Angel, now he's mine" as well.

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

The reality star walked down the aisle with her mother and her cousin Frank, who was her father's godson.

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deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

Cortese and her cousins John and Dave danced to the song, "You Should Be Here" by country singer Cole Swindell during the traditional father-daughter dance time. Her costars Snooki and J-WOWW were seen crying during the special moment.

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

Cortese's father died from leukemia last summer, but he still was able to participate in his daughter's proposal and special day.

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deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

"John loved Chris Buckner, the groom," Cortese's sister and maid of honor Joanie Maiorella. Radar, noting that Chris asked Deena's father for permission to marry her before his death last June.

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

"From the very first minute, my husband and I both loved Chris," her mom added. "We couldn't have asked for her to bring somebody better through that door."

deena cortese wedding late dad tribute

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