Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Cecily to wear late mom Beth Chapman’s wedding dress when she marries fiance next year
DOG The Bounty Hunter's daughter Cecily revealed she will wear her late mom Beth Chapman's wedding dress when she ties the knot with her fiance next year, The Sun can reveal.
Cecily Chapman announced she is planning to wed boyfriend Matty in the next year and would love either a Halloween or Christmas wedding.
Poignantly she has decided she will wear the dress her mother wore to marry reality star Dog in 2006 – so Beth can still be part of her special day.
Beth tragically died last year after a brave battle with throat and lung cancer.
Ahead of the one year anniversary of Beth's death in June, Cecily wrote she was "missing my partner in crime."
In an exclusive interview, Cecily told The Sun: "I always wanted to wear my mom's dress for my wedding.
"The day she got married to my dad I thought she looked so beautiful – it was the most beautiful dress I could ever imagine.
"A top designer made it – it's a stunning dress. It's halter neck and very flattering.
"It's very traditional to wear your mother's dress.
"But most of all it's a way for me to feel like she is with me the whole time and be a part of the wedding.
"It's a big deal for me. I spoke to her while she was alive and told her I wanted the dress – I think I said that to her a couple of years after the wedding.
"As for my dad, I'm sure it will be super emotional for him seeing me wear the dress but he understands what it means to me.
"He's been very supportive of us girls having our mother's things or choosing what to do with them.
"It will definitely be a special and an emotional day for him but it's very important to me that he walks me down the aisle."
Cecily says she plans to have the cream satin dress tailored to her body shape.
"I will have to alter it a little bit – especially the top bit – my boobs aren't as big as Beth's were," she added.
Afterwards Cecily says she plans to pass the dress on to her sister Bonnie.
Cecily and Matty got engaged at Christmas 2018 and have been living together in Hawaii.
"I want to get married next year," Cecily said.
"We're waiting for the whole COVID thing to calm down but if it comes to it we'll just have a private wedding.
"We want to get married within a year. I would like a Christmas wedding or a Halloween wedding. I like the weather in Hawaii in November time.
"I think the wedding will be here in Hawaii, nothing beats a beach wedding.
"Hopefully it will be a lot of fun for everyone to get together after we've all been locked down for so long.
"But the one thing I'm definitely not going to do is wear a mask on my wedding day – even if I have to make everyone sit really far away. I am not walking down the aisle in a mask – there's no way."
Beth died on June 26th 2019 after a two-year battle with throat and lung cancer, aged 51, leaving husband Dog, 12, children and 11 grandchildren – as well as fans – devastated.
Cecily has previously spoken about how losing her mom plunged her into a deep depression.
She's also told how her fiance Matty, a plumber, had been her “rock” as she dealt with her grief over her mom's death and the one year anniversary earlier this year.
“You know in relationships I’ve always thought how is it going to be when you move in together? How are you in the best time?” she explained.
“How are you when you travel? How are you in the worst times?
“And I feel like it took me a year of grieving to reassure myself that this is who I think I should be with because if he can put up with me at my best, my worst, then I feel like I should give him that shot.
“I feel like he deserves it because he’s been with me for thick and thin.
“And the fact that he slept by my side this whole time, just kind of reassuring me, as I struggled with my grief.
“If we can get through this and we’re still totally in love, there’s got to be something huge there.”
Cecily currently runs a clothing line dedicated to her mom's memory called For Beth.
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