Linda Napolitano's end-stage Alzheimer's meant she wouldn't be able to attend her daughter Julia's Nov. 7 wedding. Instead, Julia brought the celebration to her.
They included a note in the ceremony programs inviting guests to the mini reception; nearly all of the guests attended.
"We were overwhelmed by the support of our friends and family as they joined us," Phillips told BuzzFeed. "People who never knew Linda at all came to spend some time with us and there wasn't a dry eye to be found."
"What was really magical was the moment when she danced with my dad," Julia continued.
"Even though her mom's cognitive functions are severely diminished, all of the nurses have said that Linda has been in the best mood ever since that day," Phillips told BuzzFeed Life.