‘I do’ again! Care home surprises resident by recreating her granddaughter’s wedding

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Wedding bells have been ringing out at a Sevenoaks care home, after a resident was surprised with a re-enactment of her granddaughter’s wedding, after she was unable to attend the special day.    

Audrey, a resident at Care UK’s Weald Heights, on Bourchier Close, was unable to accompany her granddaughter, Holly, and now grandson in-law, Steve, on their special day, so the team at Weald Heights decided to bring the big day to Sevenoaks and contacted the family to plan a surprise re-enactment. 


Wedding celebrations were in full swing with the Weald Heights team going and above beyond to ensure the day went off without a hitch. The home was decorated with balloons, wedding bunting and an afternoon tea and glass of fizz which was enjoyed by everyone. 

Of course, the main attraction came in the form of the bride’s wedding dress. Holly was delighted to show her grandmother her wedding gown in person as a section of the dress included a cutting from Audrey’s original dress from her wedding day. 

Maria Covington, Home Manager at Weald Heights, said: “We were delighted to bring Holly and Steve’s special day to Weald Heights for Audrey. It was incredibly hard keeping the plans a secret, but it was worth it to see her surprise when Holly and Steve arrived in their wedding attire. Audrey had a wonderful afternoon surrounded by her close family. This was a very emotive and happy occasion that brought joy to a very special grandmother. 

“All of the residents enjoyed the ceremony and seeing the love and proudness that was so beautifully apparent on Audrey and her families faces as Holly and Steve said, ‘I do’, brought more ‘tears’ to the residents and team than was on the wedding cake!

“We are so pleased Audrey got to experience her granddaughter’s wedding and wish Holly and Steve every happiness in their marriage. We hope they’re enjoying their honeymoon!” 

Weald Heights is a purpose-built care home designed to deliver luxury hotel-style comfort for residents, complete with a café, hair and beauty salon, cinema and beautiful gardens. The home is divided into separate residential, nursing and dementia care suites, encouraging close-knit communities where residents can get to know each other, and where people with similar needs can be cared for together.

For more information on Weald Heights, please call Customer Relations Manager, Amelia Moore, on 01732 809 189, or email amelia.moore2@careuk.com

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/weald-heights.

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Bourchier Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1PD

Weald Heights

Weald Heights

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  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
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