Touching Lives Stories
Love That Never Grows Old
Valentine’s Day is a time for expressing love, commitment and partnership. For several White Oaks at Huntley residents, a vow renewal ceremony held on Valentine’s Day allowed them to recommit their love to their spouses in a small group ceremony attended by residents and staff. The staff of White Oaks at Huntley and Kindred Hospice worked together to organize the special ceremony. It was officiated by the Kindred Hospice chaplain.
White Oaks staff made certain that our brides looked as beautiful as ever, adorning the ladies with a veil and bouquet to complete the touches. Our grooms showed up just as excited to see their brides as the day they were first married, many bringing flowers and dressed to the nines.
There was an air of excitement, not only by those renewing their vows, but from other residents and staff as well. The team put in a great deal of time and effort to decorate for the ceremony as well as to hand fashion the bouquets and veils. Following the ceremony, all attendees enjoyed some food and wedding cake made by White Oaks’ very own Resident Services Coordinator, Roxy Gonzalez.
There were smiles all around from this heartwarming event, and it will be a Valentine’s Day to remember for a very long time.