Deciding to have a destination wedding was bitter sweet for me. Erik and I knew we really wanted one. Being Greek, if we had a wedding locally it would have been really big which really wasn’t something that appealed to us. With that being said, my YiaYia (grandma) is not in good health and cannot travel…so we had to take that into consideration. After much thought and discussing it with her, we went ahead and had a destination wedding. She felt that even if it was local she wouldn’t have been able to stay long.
Even though my wedding was the best day of my life, I had a heavy heart knowing that she couldn’t be there to share my special day with me. This past weekend I went to her house and “relived” the day. We put all the pictures on her tv, tried on my dress and most importantly she got dressed up and we took pictures together.
My mom explaining to her each picture
I love that this moment was captured! She was so happy looking through each one.
She was really emotional as we were looking through them.
She kept saying “I feel like I’m in the Bahamas watching!”
Then I brought out my dress and the tears really started!
Getting ready to show her!
She wanted to wear this dress because it matched “the water at the wedding”.
Her live-in caregiver told my mom that the next day all she could talk about was my wedding and how she was there!
These pictures will for sure be going into our wedding album and are memories I will forever cherish.
Today I’m linking here.
Oh my gosh you looked amazing! love your dress!
XO Ellen from Ask Away
Thanks for the sweet words!
This is so precious! I love that you did this for your grandma- what a special moment for you both. Also, you looked gorgeous in your wedding dress!
This was a day I’ll cherish forever! Thanks for the sweet words!
Oh my gosh I absolutely love this! I just started to tear up at my desk!! How sweet of you to relive that day with your grandmother!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
Oh trust me, I was tearing up when I saw her experience my special day through the pics!
What a sweet present for your Yia Yia!
She was so happy, I loved seeing the joy in her eyes!
Oh my gosh… this made me so teary. I love how she’s just looking at the screen taking it all in..
… & you got to put on your dress again – that is so special – for you & for her. That picture of the two of you – honestly, made me teary – what a treasure to have this special moment with her this way!
It seriously was such a special experience! She’s been sick lately, so for her to be able to enjoy it meant the world to me!
This is so special! I know it meant so much to her and you to include her in this way!
I haven’t seen her this happy in a long time, it was special to see!
Wow, this is such a sweet and precious gift! What a beautiful idea. Thank you for sharing this with all of us!
I didn’t know if it was too personal of a post, so thank you for saying you enjoyed it! 🙂
I am so blessed to have such a caring and loving daughter. This day meant so much to YiaYia and me.
We will cherished these memories forever. I love you Kristina and so does YaiYai…..Love Mom