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Granddaughter has ‘second wedding’ so grandmother in aged care can see her get married


Here’s a sweet story. Sydney woman Portia Down has always been close with her grand-mother Peggy – and even though Peggy’s aged care home is over an hour’s drive away, the two never go a weekend without seeing each other.

And when Portia realised that Peggy – who has dementia and can’t leave her home – wouldn’t be able to be there on the day she married her dream man, she was determined to take the special event to her.

So, one week after officially tying the knot, Portia, her family and the entire bridal party re-staged the wedding in Peggy’s home.

Peggy sat right up front and centre to watch her beloved granddaughter get married (again).

Check out a video of the special day from The Today Show here.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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