A couple re-enacted their wedding day for the bride’s “loveable” grandmother who was too sick to make it.
Newlyweds Samantha and Craig Stacey surprised Emmy Hall, 89, with a second ceremony at her hospital ward on Aug. 14.
Chairs were arranged into an aisle for the couple to walk down again and a chaplain was drafted in so Emmy could give the couple her blessings.
Great grandmother Emmy even donned the same outfit she would have worn to the wedding — a royal blue chiffon dress.
Sadly, Emmy died from natural causes just a day later at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, South Yorkshire, England which was described by family as a “shocking but beautiful end.”
And Emmy’s daughter Joyce, Samantha’s mother, is convinced her mother “hung on” just in time so she could see her beloved granddaughter tie the knot.
Joyce said: “It was very nice and very emotional.”
“Mom did get to see Sam in her wedding dress.”
Sam and Craig got engaged in October 2016 while on holiday in Cyprus after being together for five years.
They originally planned to get married in 2018, but Samantha was determined for her aging grandmother to attend so brought the date forward to Aug. 13.
But grandmother-of-seven Emmy was rushed to the hospital after a fall 10 days before the big day and doctors said she would not be well enough to attend the church.
“[Emmy] started forgetting things, we noticed she was doing silly things like putting toast in the toaster and leaving it and I started looking after her as well as working a full-time job,” Joyce said.
“It got too much so Sam stepped in, she was only 17 at the time, but it’s a big thing to do for such a young person.”
“She looked after her for 18 months but it got to the point where my mum needed to go into a home.”
“Sam then decided to go into the care profession where she is now a coordinator for a local company.”
“When she and Craig decided to get married, he proposed last October while they were on holiday in Cyprus and they initially set a date for the wedding in 2018.”
“Mom would have been 90 in November and Sam said to me that she’d like her grandmother to be at her wedding.”
Joining the happy couple were five bridesmaids, the best man, Samantha’s brother Peter, who was the ring bearer, and Joyce.
Family from as far away as Northern Ireland traveled to South Yorkshire…