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Bride Re-Enacts Wedding At Beloved Grandfather’s Care Home

When Vicky Ward’s grandfather wasn’t well enough to attend her wedding, she took her groom, her dress and even her cake to his care home.

Vicky’s grandfather John Burke is a resident at Colten Care’s Fernhill nursing home near Bournemouth.

Staff at Fernhill helped Vicky create a beautiful, garden wedding complete with flowers and decorations from her original nuptials in Oxford.

Guests from the first wedding also attended and were seated on chairs decorated by the home’s residents.

Fernhill activity organiser Karen Grant A’Court helped organise the day.

She said: “We know how devoted Vicky is to her granddad and to see John’s face light up upon seeing his granddaughter in her wedding dress was simply wonderful.”

John, dressed in a suit and a pink tie, joined his wife Audrey and the rest of the family for the wedding celebration in the Hazel Garden.

He later enjoyed a toast of Prosecco and a slice of wedding cake.

Fernhill residents and their families also joined in the celebrations and Vicky later visited the home’s Maple and Cedar Lounges with her husband Lawrence to show off her wedding dress.

Karen added: “It was an emotional but very happy day.

“We are absolutely delighted to have helped Vicky and Lawrence celebrate their very special day with John.”

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