Snellville sisters hold triple reception after mother passes

Snellville sisters hold triple wedding reception after mother passes

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The Swales family held a reception Sunday for Jodie, Sarah and Kaylie who were married  a few weeks ago. The Swales family held a reception Sunday for Jodie, Sarah and Kaylie who were married a few weeks ago.
The newlyweds comfort their father who lost his wife a day after their triple wedding. The newlyweds comfort their father who lost his wife a day after their triple wedding.
DACULA, Ga. -

The story of the three Snellville sisters who married just a few weeks ago in a triple wedding so their mother could attend has touched millions of hearts around the world.  On Saturday night, they finally got a chance to have their reception of their dreams-- but one very loved member of the family was missing.

Jodie, Sarah and Kaylie Swales' mother, Becky, passed away just hours after the trio said their vows with their husbands earlier this month.  She was there to see it, but for the girls, it was bittersweet. 

On Saturday, there were flowers and cakes and many well-wishers, but one thing was missing.  The girls' dad, Otis, said he cried when he first walked into the room where the reception was held.  He said now his family is doing their best to cherish everyday together. 

PHOTOS: Sisters wed in triple wedding hours before mom dies


Click on the video above for the full report from FOX 5's Kaitlyn Pratt.

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