Big day a day later for grandma

Dianne Bennett, Alison Plester and Colin Pountney. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d426217
Dianne Bennett, Alison Plester and Colin Pountney. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d426217

Not one to let a bit of distance get in the way of letting her grandmother enjoy her big day, Ms Bennett put on her wedding dress and with fianc´┐Ż Colin Pountney in tow, high-tailed it to East Fremantle.

Just one day after they tied the knot and a few hours before heading on their Bali honeymoon, they took part in a special re-enactment just for her grandmother.

Braemar Presbyterian Care chief executive Glenn Muskett said the wedding was a first for Braemar and was a unique way of including residents in important family occasions who couldn’t otherwise be there.

‘So often residents can miss out on times like these due to health concerns, so it’s great to see Alison able to experience such an important family occasion and create lasting memories,’ he said.

‘We’re thrilled to have enabled Alison to be part of her granddaughter’s wedding and it’s not something we’ve done at Braemar before, so our staff were excited and wedding fever was in the air.’