Goodwin’s wedding of the century


Frank and Sylvia finally get married..

What a beautiful wedding at Goodwin Monash on Tuesday 25 July, the sun shone, the ducks were gliding on the gorgeous Monash pond, the residents were cheering on the balconies and bridge and everyone felt happy. The gazebo over the lake, where the ceremony was held, had rays of sun lighting up the wedding couple. Love filled the air.

Residents of Goodwin village at Monash spent two weeks helping Frank and Sylvia prepare for their wedding, including crocheting hundreds of tiny love hearts in maroon and white – Sylvia’s favourite colours – to hang at the reception. The decorations made David Harper House look divine for the reception.

The wedding almost didn’t happen as although Frank and Sylvia had been together for almost 20 years, tragedy struck last year. Sylvia had a bad fall and struck her head. She died three times as paramedics worked to keep her alive. She survived but her memory of Frank was gone.

Suddenly, last December, a miracle occurred. “I was in my daughter’s car and everything came back to me, I remembered Frank,” Sylvia said.

Sylvia started pining for Frank and begged Monash’s Manager of Residential, John Penca, to help reunite the couple. Upon reconciling with his love, Frank asked Sylvia to marry him, finally, after 20 years of asking, Sylvia said yes.