September 06, 2016

Sisters who're yet to get married take wedding photos with their "dying" father

Life is not always as we want it to play out. Twin sisters Sarah and Becca Duncan aren't engaged, but they decided to take wedding photos with their father who has Alzheimer's.

Mr. Scott Duncan was diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and has recently been moved to a 24-hour nursing facility due to his deteriorating health.

"We just randomly thought of this idea," Becca told ABC News. "Me and Sarah know that our dad is more than likely not going to be at our wedding -- it's not being a downer or anything; we’re just being realistic -- so we decided to do these wedding pictures with Dad."

That's why the 23-year-old siblings from Texas, US, took the photos, dressed up in floor-length wedding gowns right on their neighbor's front yard.

The sisters said the 10-minute photo shoot was one to remember, including seeing their father's face when he first saw them in wedding gowns.

"The entire experience was the best thing in the world. Seeing him coming down the hall and seeing us in our wedding dresses and him smiling. It meant so much to us," Becca said.

Sarah added, "You could see the smile on his face."

The sisters' mother Pamela helped the twins secure a photographer, who later donated the photos. Their mother also helped with their make-up. Thanks to friends and family, the Duncan sisters also received donated wedding gowns and bouquets for their bridal-inspired photo shoot.

"We now get this moment for the rest of our lives and I don't think some people really understand that's why we were doing it," Sarah told ABC News. "We want to capture the moment while we can."

The sisters, both of whom are in relationships of nearly one year, said they planned for their father, who is an 80-year-old retired businessman, to be a large part of their wedding, if he's around.



6 comments:

ats three said...

Awwwwwww that's really cute.

samaila sulaiman said...

Nice one

jane aiyemo said...

Beautiful I love this

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Very lovely

Hassan Aderemi said...

Interesting

inumidun said...

Eeyah..