- Olivia Campbell-Hardy was one of 22 killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi
- Before her death the teenager planned the wedding of mother and step-father
- Charlotte Campbell and Paul Hodgson will fulfil her wishes in Bury this weekend
- Video of Olivia singing ‘All Of Me’ by John Legend will be played at the wedding
- Footage of the keen singer’s rendition emerged online in the attack’s aftermath
- Ceremony takes place days before what would have been Olivia’s 16th birthday
The grieving parents of a teenage girl killed in the Manchester terror attack will fulfil one of her dearest wishes by tying the knot in a ceremony she planned, which will take place days before what would have been her 16th birthday.
Olivia Campbell-Hardy was desperately looking forward to seeing her mum wed for the second time.
The 15-year-old planned the day down to the core details before her death, including picking out blue bridesmaid dresses.
Paul Hodgson and Charlotte Campbell, pictured with a Manchester worker bee tattoo commemorating her daughter, will marry days before what would have been Olivia’s 16th birthday
She and 22 others were killed in the arena blast at the hands of 22-year-old suicide bomber Salman Abedi in May this year.
Her mother Charlotte Campbell is to marry her step-father Paul Hodgson, 52, and the pair will tie the knot in Bury, Greater Manchester.
Olivia was one of 22 people murdered by suicide bomber Salman Abedi at the Manchester Arena attack earlier this year
Miss Campbell, from Manchester, said she was looking forward to the ceremony, where a video of Olivia singing John Legend’s “All Of Me” will be played.
‘We have a lot of mixed emotions ahead of this weekend,’ she said.
‘We’re happy we’re finally doing it but obviously the main guest can’t be there.’
Olivia’s coffin leaves St Anne’s Church in Tottington, Greater Manchester. Before she died she planned the wedding of her step-father and mother to the last detail
In the aftermath of the Islamist attack at Manchester Arena, the video of Olivia’s rendition was shared online, showcasing the keen singer’s talent.
The pair will marry at Bury Register Office before going to a small family and friends reception in line with Olivia’s wishes.
A video of Olivia Campbell singing John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ will be played at the ceremony
Miss Campbell said since then the song has taken on a new meaning for the family.
‘Olivia always planned to do a song for us at the wedding but we don’t know what it would have been,’ she said. ‘But “All Of Me” has become really special.’
The wedding is taking place on November 25, which is the closest Saturday to what would have been Olivia’s 16th birthday on November 28.