GEORGIA-Beautiful photos have been released which capture the day three sisters got married at the same time so their dying mother could attend - just 12 hours before she passed away.

When Sarah, Kaylee and Jodie Swales - aged 19, 21 and 22 - learned their mother’s breast cancer had worsened, they agreed to hold a joint wedding. They were already engaged. But as Becky Swales’ condition deteriorated, the loving daughters from Snellville, Georgia brought the ceremony forward to fulfill her final wish of seeing them walk down the aisle.

Surrounded by friends and family, and with their mother Becky and father Otis in the front row, the sisters took turns to marry their fiances as the others watched. Newly-released photos of the wedding, taken by Colors of Life Photograph, reveal how deeply moving the ceremonies were.

‘It’s kind of bittersweet,’ Jodie Swales told FOX5 before the ceremony.  ‘We are happy that she’s here, but this will probably be the last big thing that we do with her.’ Sarah added: ‘It’s not like losing a mom, it’s like losing a mom and a best friend and anyone would want their best friend at their wedding.

‘Our wedding wouldn’t be the same if she wasn’t there to experience it with us.’ Otis Swales, who walked all of his daughters down the aisle, said he was hoping his faith would get him through. ‘My wife is the love of my life so it’s hard,’ said Otis, who had been married to Becky for 25 years. ‘But I’m proud of my daughters. I just pray God gives me strength to get through every day.’