RESIDENTS and team members at Sunrise of Mobberley enjoyed a special royal wedding celebration party, packed with colourful decorations and costumes, delicious food and live jazz.

Care home residents were able to enjoy the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on televisions throughout the community, alongside canapes and champagne, and a lemon and elderflower cake that matched that enjoyed by guests at the wedding.

The cake was made by chef Helen Leadbeater, and while eating their lunch residents sat in a special Royal Wedding seating plan to bring back memories of street parties from years gone by.

Nostalgia was also inspired by decorations including a Union Jack flagpole, colourful bunting and flags, and beautiful flowers honouring the floral design at St George’s Chapel.

The flower arrangement featured white garden roses, foxgloves, peonies, and lilies, and was put together by a resident at Sunrise of Mobberley who used to be a personal flower arranger for the Royal Family.

All residents and team members added colour through their wide variety of costumes, featuring wedding hats and fascinators, and corsages.

One resident wore the same dress that she wore at her own post-wedding reception.

The celebrations ended with a live performance from singer Geoff Sax, who performed some 1950s and 1960s classics.

Dawn Williams, director of community relations at Sunrise of Mobberley, said: “Our Royal Wedding party was great fun for everyone involved, giving residents the chance to enjoy delicious food, great live music, and dress up for the occasion.

“It really was special to have our flower arrangement put together by a former florist for the Royal Family, and to see so many residents embracing the celebrations and sharing memories from past street parties and wedding days.”