Couple 'weds' in hospital so groom's 100-year-old grandma won't miss ceremony

PHOTO: Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard in an unofficial ceremony at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas, beside his grandmother, harlotte Bussard, 100.PlayA Taylored Image
WATCH Couple 'weds' in hospital for groom's 100-year-old grandma

A centenarian was able to see her grandson tie the knot thanks to an unofficial hospital ceremony hosted just for her.

Charlotte Bussard, 100, known to family and friends as "Granny," looked on from her bed as Clay Cameron and Sky Howard recited their vows at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas.

The couple, whose actual wedding is scheduled for New Year's Eve 2020, held the event in fear that Bussard wouldn't live to celebrate their special day.

PHOTO: Charlotte Bussard, 100, looks on as her grandson, Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas. A Taylored Image
Charlotte Bussard, 100, looks on as her grandson, Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas.

"She's the matriarch of that family," bride Sky Howard told "Good Morning America." "Her health declined pretty rapidly and she was put in hospice. That worried us. We didn't want her to miss that moment."

Howard and Cameron met in 2015. Howard said her fiance's family has welcomed her with open arms, Granny included.

PHOTO: Charlotte Bussard, 100, stands with her grandson, Clay Cameron, on the day he wed Sky Howard in an unofficial ceremony at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas. A Taylored Image
Charlotte Bussard, 100, stands with her grandson, Clay Cameron, on the day he wed Sky Howard in an unofficial ceremony at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas.

"Granny is a firecracker," Howard said. "She's got a lot of spunk. She's always had a really fun, sharp personality."

Bussard was born Nov. 25, 1918, the same year World War I can to an end.

PHOTO: Clay Cameron holds the hand of his grandmother, Charlotte Bussard, 100, at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas, in May 2019. A Taylored Image
Clay Cameron holds the hand of his grandmother, Charlotte Bussard, 100, at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas, in May 2019.

Bussard has two daughters, four grandchildren [including Cameron] and four great grandchildren.

She graduated high school in Shattuck, Oklahoma, and worked for many years as a nurse.

PHOTO: Sky Howard stands with her fiances grandmother, Charlotte Bussard, 100, at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas. A Taylored Image
Sky Howard stands with her fiance's grandmother, Charlotte Bussard, 100, at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas.

Since Bussard's health took a turn, Howard and Cameron decided to have a mock ceremony inside her hospital room on May 29.

Amy Taylor, owner of A Taylored Image, photographed the special day and shared the images on Facebook where they generated buzz.

"Everyone in the room was warm and happy," Taylor told "GMA." "I was privileged to be there. "The way she was looking at Sky and Clay was amazing."

PHOTO: Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard in an unofficial ceremony at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas, beside his grandmother, harlotte Bussard, 100. A Taylored Image
Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard in an unofficial ceremony at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas, beside his grandmother, harlotte Bussard, 100.

Howard said there wasn't a dry eye in the room as Bussard looked on.

Bussard's health has improved and she has since moved into assisted living, Howard said.

PHOTO: Charlotte Bussard, 100, looks on as her grandson, Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas. A Taylored Image
Charlotte Bussard, 100, looks on as her grandson, Clay Cameron, weds Sky Howard at Hemphill County Hospital in Hemphill County, Texas.