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Martin ‘Elvis’ Rice

Martin ‘Elvis’ Rice

Freddie Parkinson

Ade Shonibare and Elaine Alcorn played bride and groom

Ade Shonibare and Elaine Alcorn played bride and groom

Freddie Parkinson

Resident Pauline Bennett had the honour of being appointed 'mother of the bride'

Resident Pauline Bennett had the honour of being appointed 'mother of the bride'

Freddie Parkinson

Martin ‘Elvis’ Rice

Care home residents in Newtownabbey were treated to a surprise 'wedding' yesterday complete with an Elvis impersonator.

With social distancing measures in place, the staged event saw staff members take up the leading roles of bride and groom for a mock ceremony officiated by their manager.

As strong winds scuppered plans for a garden setting, Martin 'Elvis' Rice crooned hits like Love Me Tender from outside the care home's front door as residents watched on from their windows and nursing staff in face masks served champagne.