Kristie Mihelich won't forget her walk down the aisle, because her 2-year-old son Pierson made it extra special.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 12, 2022. It has since been updated.
Every wedding is a memorable event. But this one bride would never forget her walk down the aisle for a very special reason. Kristie Mihelich of Troy, Michigan, was walking toward her now-husband, Bobby Mihelich, when her son, aged 2, completely stole the show. Pierson was so excited to see his mother, he let out a big shout and ran toward her. The moment was captured on video by both Mihelich’s best friend and the wedding photographer. The clip was posted online, where it quickly became everyone's favorite. In an interview with Good Morning America, the bride shared what the experience was like for her.
"They both see me down at the aisle and their jaws dropped and he said, ‘Huh?’ Like he was like, ‘Hi mom!’ And he shook both of his hands vigorously and then he just bolts toward me," Mihelich recalled during the interview. "It was the sweetest thing. I thought that he would just stand there and wait for me, but no, he was running to his mommy." She shared the video on Instagram and has since been overwhelmed with all the kind comments and messages she has received from strangers.
Mihelich stated, "The more it gets shared, the happier I am because we need happy things in life right now." She said she had no idea her son, whom she lovingly calls Piercy, would react the way he did. "We were always planning on having Pierson as the ring bearer because he is such an outgoing, charismatic, just natural little entertainer and we thought this would be just perfect role for him," the bride said. "The night before, at the rehearsal dinner, it wasn't really going that way. He really just wanted to run around the venue and sort of just be a two-year-old."
However, on the big day, the little one definitely turned up the charm. Mihelich explained, "I was like, it's probably not going to be, but that's totally okay because he's here. It's gonna happen organically, how it's supposed to. Well, gratefully, he definitely, in his little showmanship way, did a wonderful job and surprised us all with the happiest reaction to me, seeing me dressed up." For her, the moment was more than anything she could have asked for. "It was just like a dream come true," she said. "I mean, I couldn't have painted a better picture for a perfect day. And literally, it was like a movie. He was so happy that he couldn't contain himself. He just ran down the aisle at me and I honestly have never felt a sweeter moment in my entire life. And I'll never forget that feeling."
As it turns out, Pierson was equally lively even after the couple exchanged their vows. Mihelich shared, "After we had dinner, and like I was saying, he’s like a little performer. He ate his dinner and headed straight to the dance floor and he did not leave the dance floor dancing until midnight." However, he is mostly focused on celebrating turning three years old in May 2022. "In 2019, he was born on Derby Day. So this Saturday is also Derby Day, so we're going to celebrate," his mom said. "His birthday is tomorrow, but we're going to celebrate on Derby Day and get dressed up and a bunch of people are coming. We're doing the fascinators and the dresses and (we’ll) celebrate for his birthday."