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This bride’s neighbours helped plan her wedding and it was brilliant

A couple had to plan their wedding in a rush due to heartbreaking reasons, and their neighbours totally delivered.

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Photo | Lindsey Kay Photography

When Susie and Miles got engaged in January after eight years together, they knew they wanted to get married as soon as possible, for a heartbreaking reason: Susie’s mum suffers from Alzheimer’s, and they wanted her to see them tie the knot while she was still mentally present.

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But instead of scrambling to find a last minute wedding venue, Susie decided to have the wedding in front of her parents’ house in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, where she grew up.

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The place meant a lot to her as she had always been close to her neighbours and she could have them be part of the celebrations.

ANT AND DEC CELEBRATE WITH BRIDE ON HER WEDDING DAY

Her dad promptly emailed them all to ask if they minded the big day being in their street, and not only did they not, but they offered to help too, and it soon became a labour of love.

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Hydrangea centrepieces were sourced in gardens instead of florists’ shops, and the cake was made in a local bakery and decorated by neighbours.

They also helped string fairy lights up, film the wedding, play music and even offered their bathrooms to guests on the day.

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Susie admits she could never have done it without her dad. “He was the brains behind the entire operation,” she told ABC News. “Especially without having my mom present throughout this whole thing, my dad stepped in and helped out with decorating and making the centrepieces for all the tables. He built us the welcome doors which we walked through for the ceremony; my uncle built the arbor.”

BRIDE WALKS DOWN THE AISLE WITH THE MAN WHO GOT HER FATHER’S HEART

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The wedding, which turned into a bit of an epic street party, was a bittersweet experience for the bride, who missed her mum, “The hardest part of this entire wedding was not being able to cry to my mom about all the stupid, silly, stressful wedding crap that brides cry over. I needed her over and over again, and it was much harder than I had prepared myself for mentally, to go through this without her, but seeing her right in front of me at the same time.”

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However, it was all worth it when she saw her laughing and dancing with her dad and neighbours.