Bride-to-be Geraldine Clements had just one wish for her wedding day - to be able to walk down the aisle with her mum Edna.
So when Geraldine and her groom-to-be were dealt the devastating news Edna, 75, has terminal cancer they were so determined to share their special day with her they moved the marriage date forward a year.
Geraldine and fiance Simon Hodson, both 49, planned to tie the knot on August 12 2014 and happily set to appointing bridesmaids and booking their wedding venue.
But two weeks ago, tests revealed the pain Edna was suffering when eating was in fact a tumour to her oesophagus, which had spread to other vital organs leaving Edna with just months to live.
Geraldine, who lives in Lostock Hall, said: “It is very advanced. We were devastated.
“Mum said ‘I’m never going to see you married now.’ That upset me and when I told Simon he said ‘We’ll have to see what we can do.’”
The couple have managed to arrange a ceremony at preston Register Office followed by an evening reception at Bamber Bridge Football Club on October 3.
However they have had to scale back their plans as they had budgeted to spread the cost over a year.
Geraldine said: “We are saving money where we can. I am making my own cake and am just having one little flower girl - Simon’s granddaughter Daisy.
“We would love a professional photographer but our budget just won’t stretch. We have had to pay for everything at once.
“It is going to be an emotional day. Happy, but emotional.
“I asked my mum to walk me down the aisle but she said she might be too upset.”
Edna, who lives in Ribbleton, added: “It was my one wish that I wanted to see her get married.”