In front of her students and staff, a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota made the decision to tie the knot. At their teacher’s wedding, the Good Shepherd Catholic School students were the honored guests. A day before their official ceremony with loved ones, kindergarten teacher Catie Zwier and her husband Kevin exchanged vows last Thursday at a school Mass.
According to reports, Mrs. Zwier wanted to celebrate the momentous occasion with her second family, the faculty and staff of the school where she has been a teacher for the past nine years. Mrs. Zwier disclosed that the plan had been in the works for several months, and she had kept it a secret from most of her pupils—the exceptions being the designated flower girls and scripture readers.
“I had a teacher growing up. I wasn’t in her class at the time, but she had her class sing at her wedding and I always thought that was the coolest thing. And I’m like, ‘someday when I get married, my class is going to sing at my wedding,'” she told. “Well, we did it a little bit bigger than that and surprised the whole school. It was awesome.”
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Upon sharing her idea with the school staff and the parish priest, they wholeheartedly embraced it. Mrs Zwier expressed how it surpassed all expectations, and she cherished witnessing the joy and excitement among the students. Good Shepherd accommodates students from preschool through sixth grade.
Zac Jacob, who had been in Zwier’s class when she was known as Miss Corken and is currently in sixth grade, expressed his astonishment when the priest declared that the usual service would transform into Zwier’s wedding Mass.
“It was insane – I knew it was a celebration but I didn’t know they were getting married in the middle of the day,” he said.
Following the conclusion of the wedding ceremony, students and staff gathered along the hallway, enthusiastically waving pom-poms to bid farewell to the newlywed couple. Their second wedding took place on February 2nd.
“We thought it was a cool idea. We thought it was going to be special. But just seeing the outpouring of love – we feel like we’ve just been floating ever since,” Mrs Zwier told the media outlet.