Love was in the air at the Griffith Bupa Aged care home on September 25, with the facility seeing the marriage of groom Andrew McIntyre to Sydney woman Sarah Covel.
The wedding was not just a first for the Griffith care home, but one nationwide and was held in line with COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing.
Groom Andrew McIntyre has deep roots to the aged care home, with his mother working as a Registered Nurse for 33 years at the facility, and his grandmother Peggy and father Don are both residents.
According to Mrs McIntyre, the wedding was 'simply magical.'
"Two weeks ago there was nothing planned but as Andrews father Don has grown sicker, the Bupa staff and residents worked very hard to help us get the wedding organised," Mrs McIntyre said.
"Everything just feel into placed like it should have."
According to Bupa Griffith, the residents and staff members were 'very excited' in the lead up to the big day, working on decorations and preparing the care home's courtyard for the ceremony.
Residents even made a large heart of flowers for the ceremony to take place in front of.
"It was wonderful to see all the faces of staff and residents in the windows watching from inside the care home sharing the love with us," Mrs McIntyre said.
"We also had family and friends video calling in to watch the ceremony from all across the country, and friends and family standing outside Bupa on the street watching from afar."
The newly married Andrew and Sarah McIntyre were accompanied by friends Mathew and Josephine as witnesses, nieces Zoe and Jessica Edwards as ring bearers, and Sarah's close friend Fran officiated the service.
We wish them our congratulations!
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