A woman whose grandma couldn’t be there to watch her walk down the aisle recreated her wedding day in her care home.
Hannah Macdonald – Ball, 27, tied the knot to her long-time partner James Ball, 31, a wedding photographer on May 1, 2023.
But her 84-year-old grandma Hazel Clarke who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2021 was unable to attend due to her mobility issues.
Two months after the big day, Hannah surprised her grandma at her care home by wearing her wedding address.
As she walked out, Hannah was serenaded by residents singing “she’s a jolly good fellow” and said it was a “really special day.”
Hannah, a wedding content creator, from Leytonstone, East London, said: “When we got engaged my grandma was well enough to come to the wedding.
“Unfortunately in December, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her condition deteriorated really quickly and we decided it was best for her not to come.
“We got married in Scotland and she lives in Rufford, Ormskirk, it would not be feasible for her to come to the wedding.
“It was a really special moment I had worked up for this big day for such a long time.
“Putting on my veil and dress again was a really magical moment for me.”
Hannah has been with her husband James for six and a half years.
The pair got engaged in November 2021 in Loch Lomond while the sun was rising.
Finally tying the knot at The Cruin, Loch Lomond, surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Hannah said: “It was the best day of both of our lives.
Unfortunately, one of Hannah’s favorite people, her grandma Hazel, a retired English secretary could not make the ceremony.
Hazel was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in December 2022 and has deteriorated rapidly since.
Two months after her wedding day, Hannah phoned up the care home and told them how she wanted to visit her grandma in her wedding dress.
She said: “We arranged to take prosecco and put some music on.
“We left feeling really positive it was great for my mom too, not being able to have her mom there was really hard.”
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