Twin sisters take wedding dress pics with their 80-year-old dad who has Alzheimer's

Donning wedding dresses and holding on to their dad while posing for pictures, Texas twins Becca and Sarah Duncan, 23, recently celebrated their weddings on a hot July day, but you won't find any grooms.

It wasn't their actual wedding day, but a way to create memories for their 80-year-old father, Scott Duncan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's four years. Unsure he will be able to attend their actual weddings, the identical twins set up the photo shoot.

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"Me, my sister, and my mom saw another person do pictures like it with their sick parent and we thought it would be an awesome idea to do it with our father," said Sarah. "It started off that we wanted to do a first dance together and record it but he wasn't in the physical condition to do that so we did the pictures."

They reached out to friends asking if anyone had wedding dresses they could borrow and wound up with 10, along with bouquets, to choose from for the occasion.

A friend of their mother, photographer Lindsey Rabon, offered to do the photos for free.

They got ready in their living room and when their dad saw them his face "lit up," Becca said. All they had to do was walk across the street and there was even a couch there waiting for them.

"It was amazing. It was extremely hot. But dad worked through it," said Becca. It was a 10-minute shoot but it was the most fun that we've had with our father. It was such an amazing day.

"We are really grateful that we got to do it then because he's in no shape to do it now."

Not long after the shoot, their father moved to a care facility where he currently resides. Becca and Sarah had postponed their schooling for two years while they took care of him full-time, but everything he has done for them over the years was worth it.

Not only was he an active part of the PTA and a coach for all of their sports teams, and those of their 24-year-old brother Joe, but he was always especially fun-loving and caring, Sarah said.

"He would do anything for us," Sarah said. "He loved helping others out and making them laugh."

Both women have serious boyfriends and aren't sure when their will get married, but they are happy that this moment became a reality for them.

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"We just wanted to have that moment that every other girl is probably going to have, and we might not because he does have a fatal disease, and so we just wanted to capture a moment," Sarah said.

She added: "And, If he's there for our wedding that's awesome but if he's not we still have our pictures and the memories of doing the whole thing."

The girls are adamant about spreading awareness about Alzheimer's and are co-honorees of their local Walk to End Alzheimer's. Their Team name is "Scott's Wildcats" in honor of their dad who still smiles from ear to ear when he hears someone mention the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Related: See 10 perfect hairstyles for summer weddings:

10 perfect hairstyles for summer weddings
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10 perfect hairstyles for summer weddings

1. Boho Braided Bob

It’s the unraveling, loose-ended plait and tousled tendrils that give this short hairstyle some serious aisle cred.

To make sure the braid stays put sans hair tie, spritz the ends with strong-hold hairspray, and back-comb slightly. Next, lock in the look with another shot of spray, this time all over.

2. Floral Crown With Low Pony

A softly side-swept ponytail is an ideal “updo” for the minimalist bride.

For a polished finish, wrap your hair tie with a few strands of loose hair and leave a few wispy tendrils free. Then work shine serum through your ’tail and add a halo of crisp white blooms up top for a wedding hairstyle that's equal parts elegant and effortless.

3. Fishtail-Braided Chignon

This modern, intricately braided updo -- it’s the varied size and tightness of each braid that makes it so unique -- is offset by its classic chignon styling.

To get the look, prep your hair before braiding with curl-enhancing mousse that will give your strands the right grip and volume to create this woven style. 

4. Tousled Bun

There’s something oh-so-alluring about this upswept style. The secret to keeping tousled tendrils from looking unkempt is curling each one before tying them all into a topknot.

5. Double-Braided Halo

An all-up hairdo is great for girls with ultra-thick strands. Prep your hair with a frizz-fighting shampoo, and spritz your finished braid with shine spray to banish flyaways. Then add a wreath of baby's breath to give your milkmaid braid a more ethereal energy.

6. Pinned Half-Up Hairstyle

For a sexy, blown-back look, use bobby pins to discreetly pull your hair back for a tucked-behind-the-ears down-do.

7. Braided Headband

An intricately plaited hair wrap is an easy way to inject drama into an otherwise ordinary down-do.

8. Side-Swept Braid

Thanks to its ultra-long length, this plait, unlike most traditional French braids, gives off an unexpected romantic vibe.

Check out this celebrity hairstylist trick for making the end of your braid look perfect!

9. Undone Twist

Her wedding day is just about the only time a girl can get away with wearing a tiara. A delicate crystal crown will look regal but not stuffy when paired with a tousled, undone bun.

10. Sleek Updo

Ultra-short hair can be aisle-worthy, too! Simply sweep pixie-length locks to the side, set with hairspray, and spritz with smoothing serum for a chic faux updo. 

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