A NURSING home resident had a wonderful surprise when her grandson's wedding party came to see her.

Marilyn Williams, a resident at The Cottage Nursing Home in Mold, watched the wedding of her grandson Adam and his bride Amy from the comfort of the living room via live streaming on a laptop.

She wore full wedding attire complete with corsage, but a huge surprise followed.

Activity organiser Lyn Hulme had arranged, with Adam’s mother Jane, for the wedding party to see Marilyn in the visiting pod at The Cottage before heading back for their wedding reception.

The Leader:

Marilyn had no idea they were coming and was just pleased to have witnessed them exchange their vows on screen.

She thought she was having a visit from her other daughter Ruth - and her face was a picture when Cath escorted her into the visiting pod and she saw Adam and Amy, their two children Edie and Ezra along with Mother of the Groom, Marilyn’s daughter Jane.

Adam, who lives in Coedpoeth with Amy, is Marilyn’s eldest grandchild and the first to get married.

They were due to be married earlier this year in May but due to the pandemic the wedding was first postponed to August 2020 and then again to August 2021.

The Leader:

Being keen to tie the knot and due to Marilyn needing full time care and moving into The Cottage recently, Adam and Amy made the decision just three weeks ago to bring their wedding forward and got married close to the nursing home at Halkyn Church so that Marilyn could be part of their special day.

To make Marilyn feel even more part of the occasion, she was given a beautiful bunch of flowers that mirrored Amy’s bridal bouquet.

House manager Cath Peach said: "It was such a wonderful afternoon and we were delighted to help arrange Marilyn’s big surprise.

"Her face was a picture when she saw Adam and Amy on the other side of the visiting pod.

The Leader:

“Our other residents loved seeing the bridal party as they passed and waved at them through the living room windows.

"This has been such a challenging and emotional year for us all.

"But it’s uplifting events like this and the joy they bring that show how important it is for families."