Manchester Attack Victim's Mum Fulfils Daughter's Wish And Gets Married

A rendition of Manchester attack victim Olivia Campbell singing 'On My Own' from Les Miserables was played as her mum Charlotte walked down the aisle, fulfilling her daughter's wish by getting married at Bury Town Hall.

Charlotte Campbell, 37, finally got married to her fiancé Paul Hodgson, 48, this weekend - something her 15-year-old girl had wanted since the couple got engaged six years ago.

The couple had vowed to finally set a date for their wedding following the tragic death of Olivia in May.

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The bridesmaids wore blue, Olivia's favourite colour, with Charlotte's youngest niece, nine-year-old Ashleigh Wroe, wearing her late aunt's primary school prom dress.

Charlotte told the Manchester Evening News that she asked Olivia's friend Adam Lawler, who was with her on the tragic night of the Ariana Grande concert, to give her away.

Charlotte said: "The whole thing has been about her - her singing, pictures of her everywhere, the colours I'm wearing, everything. As much as I could remember.

"There are so many mixed emotions but we know Ollie would be watching us with a massive smile on her face and be so happy for us."

The reception was held at Blackley Football Club, days before what would have been Olivia's 16th birthday on 28 November.

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Speaking with The Daily Star, Charlotte said that Ariana Grande's manager encouraged her to go ahead with the big day.

She said: "We decided about three weeks after we were going to do it, we just didn't know when.

"We sat and thought about it. We spoke with Ariana Grande and her management team.

"It was actually Ariana's manager Scooter Braun who made us sit there and said 'Right, let's set a date for this wedding. It's what Oli wanted. Let's do it.'

"It gave us a kick up the bum, and we chose this day because on Tuesday Olivia would have been 16."

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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