Just as Katie and Tom Quirk were exchanging their vows, a spunky little 3-year-old stole the spotlight at their wedding.
It was the cutest part of the lakeside ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, when the couple’s niece dashed by like lightning in the background—but the best part came when her mom flew by in a blur chasing her.
“I saw this flash go by; then I saw my sister-in-law hauling after her, and that is when I turned to look,” Katie told Today. “I could see little Chloe actually turning around and taunting her mother as she ran. She was basically saying, ‘Come and catch me,’ and I think that's when it set in: ‘This is actually happening.’”
Katie said she didn't grasp how funny it was until she saw it on video.
“She was an absolute angel from the time I saw her before we got to the venue to when she was walking down the aisle. She was so perfect,” Katie said. “And then, being three and a half, I think she just got a little bit restless and it was too much of an appeal to just get on the deck.”
Katie even had to repeat part of her vows because she was laughing so hard.
“It was one of the moments you could never have predicted, and it was such perfect timing,” she said. “The guests were in stitches. Everyone was beside themselves. Here's my sister-in-law, in full high heels, just booking it across the deck managing not to get a heel stuck in the crevices. It was poetry in motion. It was genuine shock and hilarity.”
The video from the couple's May wedding has been viewed more than 14,000 times on the videographer's Facebook page.
“In amongst all the horrible stuff that you hear every day happening in the world, if this funny little video can make people laugh and bring a bit of happiness and cheer, I'm more than happy for it to go where ever it needs to go,” Katie said.
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