Growing up with two dads can be tough on any little girl. But when it came to this woman’s wedding day, she had to choose which one would give her away. Would she pick her biological father or her stepdad? Both had been of equal importance in her life, and picking one over the other broke her heart. And though they didn’t get along, the men agreed to whatever would make their daughter happy. On the big day, however, things would take quite an unexpected turn.
The story begins when Brittany Peck was just six years old and in kindergarten. It was then that her parents separated and she, along with her sister, ended up getting caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle between warring families. In fact, after the then 11-year-old Brittany’s mom remarried, her dad, Todd Bachman, refused to give up his daughter to her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky.
In October 2015 truck driver Bachman said to CBS Sunday Morning of the dispute, “It was riddled with lawyers and courtrooms.” And the custody battle left wounds on both sides that never really healed. It was a situation, moreover, that would still cause upset leading up to 21-year-old Peck’s wedding day.