Writting a letter to native Cantonese speaking grandparents

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Writting a letter to native Cantonese speaking grandparents

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Hello all- I'm looking to have a letter written to my fiance's grandparents and give it them on our wedding day, which is next Friday. Originally her Uncle said he could do it but as he tried he's forgotten to much of the language and now I'm in a jam. Her grandparents are in their 80's and speak Cantonese and grew up in the Guangdong region before moving to the states in the 40's, so if I'm not mistaken I would need this translated into classical/traditional rather than simplified Chinese? Yes? Please help as this would mean much to me. I've come to adore her grandparents very much. They do not read English well and so I was very much hoping to have a very clear translation of my thoughts and feelings for them. I'd like to be able to print this out and put it in a card for them. I'm even willing to pay someone to do this I just don't know where to go.
thank you so very much..

PoPo & Gung Gung,
I’d like to tell you a story. It begins shortly after Roz and I began dating.
Your granddaughter would tell me about these two people named Po Po and Gung Gung. It was very clear that she cared deeply about both and that many of her happy memories were of growing up around them. As the days turned into weeks and the weeks months, the more I heard of Po Po & Gung Gung.
I heard all the happy stories of the restaurant and the family gatherings that she recalled from her childhood.
Then one day Roz announced that I was going to get to meet the famous PoPo & Gung Gung and I became very nervous. Knowing how much she loved you both and how deeply she cared about you, I think I was more nervous at the thought of meeting you than of her parents.
But from the first moment I met you, you made me feel so comfortable. You welcomed me into your home and made me feel as though a part of your family. And since that time I’ve come to care about you both deeply. Most of all I want you to know that it’s an honor to marry your granddaughter and a privilege to count you among my family.