Durban hospital ward transformed into wedding venue

2016-05-23 13:00
Roy Eddles dons in his suit and watches the ceremony via Skype. (Photo supplied)

Roy Eddles dons in his suit and watches the ceremony via Skype. (Photo supplied)

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Durban - A Durban man confined to a hospital bed managed to watch his son tie the knot, after his family managed to stream the ceremony via Skype and then brought some of the bridal party to his ward.

Roy Eddles, 73, even donned a dress shirt and jacket that he would have worn to the church as he watched his family on a tablet.

Speaking to News24, Eddles' wife Elizabeth said that the wedding would not have been complete without her husband's involvement.  

"My husband is in hospital and he has been there for two weeks. He suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and he had a fall and while he was there they found out that his kidney function wasn't right. His doctor recommended that we didn't take him out but we knew our son was getting married on Saturday," she said.

Eddles said that her daughter-in-law had stepped in and made sure that the entire ceremony was broadcast via Skype so that the ailing man would not miss out.

"He watched the whole ceremony on a tablet and he got all dressed up in his suit jacket and shirt what he would have worn," she said.

"He heard my granddaughter sing her solo at the wedding and that was the highlight for him," Eddles said.

After the church ceremony the bridal party descended on his ward for photographs and food from the reception was delivered to his bedside so that he wouldn't miss the meal.  

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