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Beaumont nursing home couple says "I do"

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True love is in the air at Beaumont Healthcare Center.

On Friday, newly weds Mr. and Ms. Gants walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife.

The couple, both 62-years-old, fell in love as residents at the nursing home. They tell 12News it was love at first sight.

When Bernard first laid eyes on his new bride, he knew love was in the air. Bernard has been a resident at the center for three years. Alveena has only been a resident for seven months.

"Immediately when she moved here, we saw a connection between the two of them and they were pretty much connected at the hip," says Tammy Landry of Beaumont Healthcare Center.

It didn't take long for Bernard to pop the question and when he did, the wedding planning began.

"There's many companies out there that have donated anywhere from decorations to food to the cake," says Laura Winegreat with Beaumont Healthcare Center.

Family and friends witnessed this unique love story. They snapped pictures for their memory books.

"We just feel really privileged and honored to be able to host that here at the nursing home," says Landry.

It took a team of people to put on this fairytale wedding. It's a day Mr. and Ms. Gants will always remember as they begin their new journey through life together as husband and wife.

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