Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Every girl dreams of one day having the perfect wedding.

Growing up, we envision how everything will play out in our minds.

We put so much attention to the littlest details - the color motiff, the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen, the reception venue, our principal sponsors, and even the guest list - that we forget about the things that truly matter: our parents.

Will your mother still be there to assist you with all the planning and preparation, and then help you get through your wedding day jitters? Or will your father still be able to walk you down the aisle, and have his father-daughter dance with you at the reception?

The Duncan twins realized all this.

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Becca and Sarah Duncan’s father, Scott, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Understanding the fast progression of the disease, the twins knew they had little chance of having him around for long.

Growing up, their father had always been around, and he’d always been there for them. He was their real-life superhero, a strong man who always put their needs ahead of his, and who made sure they lived comfortably.

However, like every superhero, Scott had his weakness, and for him this came in the form of the debilitating illness.

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Fully aware that their father may not live to see one, or both of them get married, the twins, thought up a brilliant idea!

With no immediate plans of getting married anytime soon, both Becca and Sarah had to come up with a way to still have their dad “present” on their very special moment...somehow.

They staged a pretend wedding, wherein they fully dressed the part. They both wore donated wedding gowns, and had a photoshoot care of Lindsey Rabon Photography, who offered to do the shoot for free!

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

As Becca Duncan puts it,

"We just randomly thought of this idea.”
"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 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."
Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

For her part, Sarah added:

"You could see the smile on his face."
"For me, it's all about the daddy-daughter dance and having him give away his daughter to a new guy to take care of."
"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. We want to capture the moment while we can."
Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

Twin sisters play pretend, enact imaginary wedding day for dad with Alzheimer’s Disease

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