Granny Had Heart Attack Before Wedding
What was supposed to be a joyous day quickly turned into a nightmare. Florida bride, Jessica Brown was devastated when her Granny got sick the night before her wedding. But the devoted granddaughter wasn’t about to let Granny miss out on the big day!
Her Grandmother, Margaret Harris, suffered a heart attack and was unable to attend the ceremony. Harris, 70, helped raise Jessica and was more like a parent. Brown said not having her present at the wedding was
“probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to do.”
With Granny unable to make the ceremony, it only felt right to find a way to bring the special day to her.
Jessica and the family realized they needed to do something big. They tried to think of ways like using Facetime to have Harris still be a part of the wedding event. That’s when Jessica’s sister came up with the winning idea.
Making A Special Appearance
The bride’s sister suggested arriving at the hospital in their wedding attire.
"My sister said that if I went up there in my dress it would make us both feel better and make her night,” Jessica said. “I needed no convincing.”
Bouquet in hand, Jessica and her new husband, Tyler made a late night visit to Harris at the Jacksonville hospital where she was recovering. The newlyweds along with several of the wedding party and family were determined to bring the celebration to her!
Granny Got Sick But Saw Bride Anyway
Overwhelmed with emotion upon entering her Grandmother’s hospital room Jessica climbed onto the bed and gave Harris a huge squeeze. Still in her wedding dress with bouquet, Jessica and her Grandmother shared an emotional moment.
"My granny is the sweetest woman and has a hug so full of love that it makes the whole world feel OK," Brown told ABC News. "To finally hug her lifted my heavy heart."
Amanda Brown, Jessica’s sister-in-law and photographer (Pink Shutter Photography) was there to capture the emotional family moment. When she posted the sweet embrace on social media, the story instantly went viral.
What Felt Right
“After the amazing day it only felt right to go visit her granny in the hospital so she could see her granddaughter in her wedding dress! It was a sweet, beautiful and emotional moment but so glad I caught it on film!” Amanda said.
We’re sure it did much more for her grandmother and created a beautiful first memory for the Jessica and Tyler as husband and wife.
h/t: ABC News