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Couple has socially distanced wedding at nursing home so bride’s 89-year-old grandmother can attend

Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Los Angeles-area nursing home to ensure that Haigh’s 89-year-old grandmother wouldn’t miss it.”I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” Haigh told KABC.The newlyweds live in San Francisco but had always planned to get married in Orange County.”We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on Sept. 6. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” Shoemaker said.But that all changed with the coronavirus pandemic, and it was back to the drawing board.”We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh said.Park Vista Health Center worked with the family … Read More

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Small, socially distanced wedding held outside Orange County nursing home so grandmother can attend

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) — Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Fullerton skilled nursing home to be sure Kirsten’s 89-year-old grandma wouldn’t miss it.

“I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” said Haigh.

The newlyweds live in San Francisco, but had always planned to get married in Orange County.

“We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on September 6th. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” said Shoemaker. But that all changed with the pandemic and it was back to the drawing board.

“We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh.

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Upper Arlington couple holds wedding outside nursing home for bride’s grandmother

They were separated by glass, but it was a special moment she said she’ll never forget.

On September 25, Emily Befner and her now husband, Seth, got married right in front of a very special person’s nursing home window: her grandmother, Joanne’s.

“When I was walking up to the window, I was trying not to cry cause I could see my grandma and she had the biggest smile on her face, and I waved at her and was like I’m going to cry,” Befner said.

They were separated by glass, but it was a special moment she said she’ll never forget.

“She just started crying and said, ‘I made it Emmy, I made it,’” Befner said.

Befner said her grandma had a stroke in October of last year. The next few days were really hard for the family, they had to process what was happening.

“My mom and my uncle

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