In a champagne-color dress, a white veil on her hair and holding a white flower bouquet in her hands, 80-year-old Maria Teresa Cobar walked down the aisle for the first time in her life, to join her 95-year-old groom, Carlos Victor Suarez.
The couple met less than a year ago when Suarez came to live at the Aventura Plaza Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. His room was across from hers.
“It was love at first sight,” Suarez said. “When I saw her my heart filled with joy.”
Suarez and Cobar began spending time together every day, and fell in love.
Just eight months after that day, the couple said “I do” in the Aventura Plaza’s ballroom accompanied by their family, friends and all the staff that has cared for them. Corbar has lived at Aventura Plaza since 2009.
Aventura Plaza’s activities coordinator, Allison Almirola, helped organized the wedding.
“Maria has never been married, I just think …