Wedding Bells Ring at Maine Veterans’ Homes

Author: MVH Augusta
Posted: June 13, 2019
Category: Maine Veterans' Homes News

Tiffany Fletcher practically grew up at Maine Veterans’ Homes – Augusta.   

Her father, Mark, has worked at MVH Augusta since 2016 and her mother Melissa has worked at the home since Tiffany was 3 years old.

As a young child, Tiffany shared holidays and special events with residents and staff at MVH, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Tiffany chose to share her wedding day with them as well.  

Tiffany, 21, of Albion, married Tresten Bergeron, of Fairfield, also 21, at the home on June 1. They shared the ceremony with about 75 family members, friends and, of course, many residents.

They held the ceremony on the back patio, with a potluck reception inside the activities room. Many residents dressed up for the wedding and were eager to share in the couple’s special day.   

The couple had their first dance at the reception and even shared some dances with residents. The activities room was decorated in their wedding colors, and wedding-goers were treated to cupcakes that Tiffany made herself.  

The bride has worked at MVH Augusta since the age of 16, and now works full time in the activities department. The groom had previously worked in the kitchen.   

The couple decided to have the wedding at Maine Veterans’ Homes because many of their friends work there – activities assistant Alicia Richards was a bridesmaid – and they wanted to share their wedding day with residents they had grown close to.

“The residents think of her as their own little girl and can’t get over how quickly she grew up,” said activities coordinator Ramona Boucher. “Tiffany is very much part of our residents’ lives.”  

Maine Veterans’ Homes would like to congratulate Tiffany and Tresten and thank them for sharing their special day with our residents.

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The new couple poses for photos before they're announced to waiting friends, family and residents.

flower girl at wedding

The bride's cousin spreads flower petals down the aisle.

Wedding party at Maine Veterans' Homes

The wedding party.

Tresten and his dad before the weddingThe groom's father hams it up for the camera.

Parents of the bride and groom

The bride and groom capture memories with their parents.

 Wedding cupcakes at Maine Veterans' Homes

The bride made cupcakes for guests, and friends and family brought dishes for the potluck dinner.