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Bride has wedding at grandmother’s senior home so she can attend

We’ve all had to make difficult decisions during the pandemic. For a grandma in Englewood, it meant missing her granddaughter’s wedding – until her granddaughter made a decision that wasn’t all that difficult.

Mother Nature’s tears of joy were a sign of good luck at Gianna Huerta’s wedding, and the only thing stronger than Mother Nature is love for Grandma Margaret Huerta.

“They didn’t tell me,” Margaret said. “They just said they were coming. They didn’t say why they were coming.”

Gianna and fiancé Jason Volk were set to marry in Canada. But life, as we all know, is fragile and unpredictable. So they moved their wedding up one year and to Margaret’s senior living community.

“She came and asked me, ‘Grandma, can I get married here and you can see it?’” Margaret said. “And I said, ‘Wish ya luck, girl.’”

So with a little luck and help from the staff at the Grand Villa of Englewood, Margaret watched a real-life fairytale come true.

“Why it’s special? Because she was getting married,” Margaret said. “And that was my son that died six years ago. That was his daughter.”

The newlyweds plan to have another ceremony with the groom’s family once they arrive in Canada.

Reporter:Erika Jackson
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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