Bride Stops Bus On Wedding Day To Surprise Her Grandma In Her Wedding Dress

A kindhearted bride left her wedding day to spend 10 minutes with her beloved grandma outside her hospital after she was forced to miss the ceremony due to health reasons. Jessica Colalillo, 24, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, shared a special bond with her "Nonna," Gemma Russo, 88, describing her as the "strongest lady I knew." Gemma's husband passed away a month before Jessica's mom was born, leaving her to raise three children independently and solidifying her place as the head of the family unit. With Jessica's parents working a lot when she was younger, Gemma helped take care of her, later attending Jessica’s bridal show and offering to pay for her wedding dress. But as time moved closer to Jessica's big day, her grandmother's health started deteriorating, with Gemma suffering from a fall three weeks before the wedding. Gemma was taken to hospital with chronic pain, and for most of the next three weeks, Jessica said, her grandmother was delirious and in much discomfort. During the final days before the wedding, the 88-year-old's family decided that Gemma couldn't make the ceremony, as she could not hold herself up in a chair. This decision was extremely tough on Jessica, who said she was just desperate to see her Nonna somehow on her wedding day. After the ceremony on August 26, Jessica decided to head straight to her grandma's hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, where staff had agreed to take her outside for the big surprise.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Hamilton, Canada
  • Date Acquired10-02-2023
  • Date Filmed09-26-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  Wedding , bus , bride , nonna , grandma , surprise , Canada

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