COVID-19 has changed the way we live, and part of this has sadly meant that many occasions this year have either been cancelled or have been hugely limited in terms of the number of guests allowed to attend.
Anne has been a resident with us over 11 months, and when her son, Craig, recently got married, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, she couldn’t attend the ceremony, we stepped in to make sure the day was as amazing as it could be.
Thankfully, Craig arranged for the wedding (set on the spectacular floating hotel, Fingal in Edinburgh) to his gorgeous bride, Heather, to be broadcast via Zoom so that all their loved ones and friends could attend the wedding virtually.
With Anne and her family’s permission, our staff organised a celebration in which everyone in the home could share in what was a very memorable day.
The Mother of the Groom was pampered and enjoyed a manicure and a new hair do before stepping into a stunning new outfit. After which, she was escorted to a prime position by one of our staff, John (who had worn his kilt to get into the true Scottish celebration spirit).
We also had a piper perform some well-known uplifting tunes in the garden before the ceremony started.
All our residents made a real effort and were dressed in their finery, wearing hats or fascinators which had been kindly donated by three local charity shops. They all looked fabulous and saw it as a real honour to be able to share in the experience and toast the happy couple!
The Mother of the Groom was absolutely delighted to be able to share her special day with her friends at Springvale Care Home as well as her extended family on Zoom.
Our Manager said: “It was our pleasure to join in the festivities and ensure Anne had the best day. Of course, it’s not the same as being there in person but it was a truly unforgettable day in which the Springvale family, combined with the power of technology got together to make it all happen.”