“Who presents this woman? This woman? But she’s not a woman. She’s just a kid. And she’s leaving us. I realized at that moment that I was never going to come home again and see Annie at the top of the stairs. Never going to see her again at our breakfast table in her nightgown and socks. I suddenly realized what was happening. Annie was all grown up and was leaving us, and something inside began to hurt.” –– George Banks, played by Steve Martin, Father of the Bride.
For doting fathers, there are few moments like giving away their beloved little girls at weddings. Simms Oliphant is no different as he awaits Laura, his beautiful daughter, to walk her down the aisle to marry McLean Williams on the stunning grounds of Litchfield Plantation. “I used to drive Laura to Brennen School in the mornings when she was just starting first grade, and she insisted I walk her to class. I distinctly remember the feeling the first time Laura ran up to her class without looking back,” Simms says. “And when I walked her down the aisle, I felt the same way.”