"I can’t say I’m a very religious or even spiritual person, but in that moment, I felt taken care of."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

19 Oct 2018 - 12:35 PM  UPDATED 19 Oct 2018 - 12:35 PM

Emotions were running high when blogger and broadway actor Andrew Keenen-Bolger married his longterm partner, Daily Beast reporter Scott Bixby - and for more reason than one.

"When I was sixteen, my mum passed away from cancer," Keenen-Bolger wrote on social media, alongside a photo from the pair's outdoor ceremony in New York.

He continued: "The next year, at my sister Maggie’s graduation, a giant rainbow appeared in the sky. My aunt remarked that my mum often showed up for her in rainbows. At the time, my sisters and I kind of brushed it off, but at Celia’s wedding a few years later, right as she began reading her vows, a rain shower broke out of nowhere, creating a huge rainbow over the ceremony site."

"This weekend, as I got ready to marry @Scottbix — the most handsome, sensitive, brilliant man I know — I joked that I was going to be pissed if he hadn’t arranged for a rainbow to show up."

Little did he know, mother nature was listening...

"As we were getting into our suits, I was hit by a wave of sadness," the actor shared.

"Although it was without a doubt one of the happiest days of my life, it was hard knowing that someone really important to me wasn’t going to be there for our big day.

"But right as we were about to walk down the aisle, the clear blue sky became cloudy and a sudden burst of rain showered over the field where we were having our ceremony."

That's when he saw it, perfectly formed behind them.

"I noticed everyone pointing behind us and we turned around to see a huge rainbow that had formed across the sky. I can’t say I’m a very religious or even spiritual person, but in that moment, I felt taken care of."

"Marrying Scott this weekend was one of the great moments of my life. It was magical getting to be surrounded by the people we love, and I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with such a beautiful person."

"Oh, and the song that played as we walked down the aisle? 'Rainbow Connection'."

 

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