Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit, the world has had to adjust their lifestyles, and with the elderly at high risk from COVID-19, one bride from the US found a way to make sure her grandmother was a part of her wedding day.
Shauna Varner married Travis Scepaniak in Sartell, Minnesota on April 25.
The aged care facility, Country Manor, where her grandma Janis currently stays has been on strict lockdown since mid-March due to the virus. This forced Varner and Scepaniak to get creative.
On the morning of the couple’s special day, staff at Country Manor helped dress Janis up.
“With our salon services being shut down, it took some joint effort from us non-professionals to get her hair fixed, but she was pleased with the final product, which is all that matters,” Emily Frericks, the facility's director of public relations and marketing told Good Morning America.
“She felt beautiful, which was a rewarding feeling for staff.”
Before walking down the aisle, Varner and Scepaniak stopped at the facility to “visit” Janis from the other side of her window, leaving her overjoyed.
In footage of the moment, Varner is seen showing off her wedding dress and two blew kisses to one another through the glass.
“You got to see [the dress] first,” said Varner.
“Good,” replied Janis, adding, “Your hair looks nice. Everything looks nice. You're beautiful.”
Even with the pandemic sweeping across the globe, people are finding ways to stay connected with their loved ones.
This article originally appeared on Over60.