Why Twin Sisters Posed in Wedding Dresses with Dad Battling Alzheimer's
Twin sisters Becca and Sarah Duncan, who do not plan on walking down the aisle anytime soon, staged an elaborate (and tear-worthy) wedding photoshoot (dresses and all) with their father who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Scott Duncan, who lives in a 24-hour nursing facility, was diagnosed with the disease in 2012, according to ABC News.
"We just randomly thought of this idea," Becca told ABC. "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."
The 23-year-old sisters from Grapevine, Texas, wore donated floor-length wedding dresses and spent around 10 minutes posing for photos with their 80-year-old father.
"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.
She added: "You could see the smile on his face."
Their mother Pamela found the photographer, who ended up giving them the pictures free of charge.
Both sisters, who have been in relationships for nearly one year, have always thought about their father being at their weddings.
"For me, it's all about the daddy-daughter dance," Sarah told ABC, "and having him give away his daughter to a new guy to take care of."
She adds: "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," she said, "We want to capture the moment while we can."
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