Hopie, Rory Feek’s daughter tied the knot in October and excitedly shared her wedding pictures even though not everyone is happy for them.
After dating for several years Hopie and Wendy got married on October 27, and sister Heidi soon shared the pictures on social media. Not everyone was as happy for her sister as Heidi as one critic wrote a message on Heidi’s Instagram page:
“GOD doesn’t bless two women getting married…so don’t fool yourselves!!! Unchristian. Whoever the world likes the idea…So if you two women are O.k. while the approval of society and political correctness. ..great but do not associate this with god! Shame on your both…out of gods will.”
Unfazed by the cruel comment Heidi replied that she did not mention God, and neither does she think the person knows what political correctness is, and blocked the poster, and so did anyone else that had something negative to say.
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But the couple also got support, as one fan wrote:
“LOVE WINS!!! Congrats, Hopie & Wendy! .”
Rory shared that Hopie told him she is lesbian shortly after his wife Joey lost her battle with cancer in March 2016 as he elaborated:
“I said, ‘Just tell me, Hopie.’ And she went on to tell me that her friend Wendy was more than her friend, that Wendy and [she] had been dating for almost a year. And that she was in love.”
Wendy and Hopie got engaged later on in December, and 31-year-old Heidi took to Instagram to share the happy news as she wrote:
“My lilsis Hopie and her fiancé Wendy bought a house here in Florence today…this is from when they got engaged…idk if u can tell that I approve or not, but I do.”
On October 27 the couple said their vows on the Feek family farm in Pottsville, Tennesee after which Heidi excitedly wrote on Instagram:
“What a beautiful and perfect day that was. I’m SO HAPPY for Hopie and Wendy!”
Heidi shared pictures of the happy union and showed Hopie in a beautiful floor-length wedding gown embroidered with multiple colorful flowers.
Wendy’s bridal party wore white shirts, red ties, and suspenders with dark pants while Hopie’s bridal party wore burnt orange dresses and carried sunflowers. Dad Rory walked his daughter Hopie down the aisle in his signature denim overalls.
Four-year-old Indiana, Rory’s youngest daughter, was the flower girl and wore pigtails and a white dress for her part of the ceremony.
Rory Feek charmed country fans worldwide with his signature down to earth overalls and heartfelt vocals alongside his late wife, Joey.
But he charmed audiences many years ago when he was still in the Marines in his service years as a young man. While stationed in Japan he toured American military bases with a country band.
After he left the military, Rory went out on his own as a solo performer where he started in Dallas and later in Music City. Rory had two daughters, Hopie and Heidi, from a previous relationship before he met Joey through a songwriters’ night in his sister’s store. They were both dating other people at the time, but fate would intervene.
After Joey broke up with her longtime boyfriend, Rory ended the relationship he was in, and the two got together and got married later on in 2002.
Joey made it clear at the time that she did not want any children of her own, even though she became a mother to Rory’s two daughters. But matters changed a decade down the line when Joey stopped birth control after deciding that she will have a child if God wills it.
In 2013, Joey fell pregnant with 4-year-old Indiana but got diagnosed with cervical cancer during a routine appointment only a few months after Indiana’s birth in 2014. After a brave fight, Joey passed away in March 2016.
Barely six months after Joey’s death, Rory said that he had “pretty much retired from music.” After not having picked up a guitar since her death he made a surprise announcement in June 2017 wherein he said he was going to perform again.
But this time in aid for the Music Health Alliance nonprofit, who helped him with medical bills when Joey received treatment as well as after her death.
When asked what pulled him through these last years, his answer was simple. His faith and his beautiful daughters. The youngest of which inspired him to take a video earlier in November.
Four-year-old Indiana started school in September, in fact, she loves it so much that she can hardly contain herself in the mornings being so excited to go.
In the video Rory took and posted to Instagram, her enthusiasm and contagious smile as her father walked her to school are just too adorable.