A medical staff who got ordained via the internet officiated their wedding just minutes before the woman welcomed her baby girl.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on November 5, 2021. It has since been updated.
Raquel Bruno always knew that she wanted to get married before she had her baby, and the heavily pregnant mom-to-be had made plans to finally walk down the aisle, and exchange vows with the love of her life, Raymond Bansemer, according to PIX11.
But, just as she was getting ready for her wedding, she felt like there would be a slight dent in her plans. You see, her water had broken, despite her due date being a little over a month later, on December 6, 2021.
"I was very shocked," Raquel told Inside Edition. "I was in the middle of applying my makeup, had a half-face of makeup on and the water broke and I ran to the bathroom. And I couldn’t believe it, I’m like, no this is not happening. But it did."
The couple married at the hospital that same day and Raquel Bruno delivered a healthy baby girl the following afternoon. Congrats to New Jersey's very own! 👶💞— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) November 2, 2021
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It seemed like the baby wanted to come with a bang and give them a Halloween scare. Eventually, the two changed their plans and rushed to the Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center to welcome the baby.
Once they were there, they tried to fulfill their wish of becoming a married couple before their baby arrived. "It was important to us, especially since we were engaged prior to the baby coming, we wanted to be married, husband and wife, having a baby," Raquel admitted.
When they expressed their desire to the hospital staff, they were kind enough to help out the couple. The staff got to working and soon enough, the boring old walls of the hospital were gearing up to witness a wedding. They turned a hospital gown and a sheet into Raquel's wedding dress and had her carry a bouquet of yellow flowers in hand.
A New Jersey couple’s wedding did not go as planned after the bride-to-be went into pre-term labor minutes before their scheduled wedding ceremony.— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) November 2, 2021
The couple was scheduled to get married Sunday afternoon, but the woman's water broke 45 minutes before the ceremony began. pic.twitter.com/c42GI1TyaK
Medical resident Nadia Aurora went online, got ordained, and performed the ceremony right in the hospital. There was no time to waste, the baby was on the way!
Needless to say, Raquel and Raymond were man and wife before they welcomed their precious little baby—named Lilith— into the world. “It was amazing what the hospital staff did to make sure our special day still happened, and they did such a wonderful job,” the mother said.
The staff also marked the joyous occasion by arranging a cake for the happy couple, according to New Jersey 101.5.
Meanwhile, Theresa Dowd, the hospital's spokesperson, said this was not the first time they were seeing a wedding take place in the hospital. But it, indeed, was a first when it came to a wedding being conducted in the labor and delivery unit.
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