Two years after his beloved wife Joey Feek passed away from cancer, Rory Feek celebrated his daughter Hopie’s marriage to her fiancée Wendy. The conservative Christian singer became a household name after he and his wife shared the story of their daughter, Indiana, born with down syndrome, and Joey’s tragic cancer diagnosis. Following Joey's death, the Tennessee family was surrounded by joy as Hopie and Wendy tied the knot in a country ceremony surrounded by loved ones. Click through the gallery to see the stunning photos from the big day.
Rory, 53, opened up about Hopie coming out as a lesbian just days after his beloved wife died. He wrote on his blog that the “challenging chapter” kept the new book out of most Christian book stores. But he explained that the chapter was about “change. And about faith. And ultimately about love.”
Hopie and her fiancée Wendy got married at the Feek family farm on October 27, 2018. Hopie wore a white wedding dress with flower appliques that she made herself, along with Joey’s veil from her 2002 wedding to Rory.
Rory wore his trademark overalls for the outdoor celebration and little Indiana was the flower girl.
Her sister Heidi was one of her bridesmaid in a dark red dress. Heidi shared pictures of the special day on her Instagram page, writing: “WEDDING SERIES!!! What a beautiful and perfect day that was. I’m SO HAPPY for Hopie and Wendy!”
Rory opened up about his daughter's homosexuality in his book This Life I Live. “She told me that her friend Wendy is more than just her friend. And that they had been dating for almost a year. And she was in love. I’m not sure what I was expecting her to say, but I wasn’t expecting that. A tear started to fall from my eye now.”
The proud father hosted his daughter’s wedding and walked her down the aisle, but he wrote in his book that her coming out was a difficult time for him. “My conservative Christian faith was the first part of me to judge Hopie. To want to push her away. To withhold love from her. And she could feel it. See it in my eyes. And in that moment we had a conversation without any words.”
Rory wrote in his book that he was “excited” about the wedding and loved his daughter. “It will be a special day for someone who is special to me and her someone special. That is all I need to know. I choose to love her. To love them. Period. End of story.”
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