A bride’s water broke 45 minutes before her wedding was supposed to take place on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. Just before the baby girl was born, a medical resident at the hospital quickly turned the walls of a hospital into a wedding site.
According to PIX11, the mother, Raquel Bruno, had intended to exchange wedding vows with her fiance, Raymond Bansemer, on Halloween Sunday. However, the New Jersey woman suddenly went into labor while getting ready for her wedding, which resulted in a major change of plans and a ceremony was held in the hospital.
“I was very shocked,” Bruno 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.”
Bruno’s due date was set for Dec. 6, but their little one surprised the couple on Halloween day. When the couple arrived at Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center to meet their baby, they told the staff that they wanted to marry before the baby was born.
“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,” Bruno said.
The expectant mother’s request was not to be turned down. Nadia Aurora, a medical resident, went online to get ordained and then performed the ceremony in the hospital.
Finally, Bruno and Bansemer were married at the hospital’s labor and delivery unit shortly before their daughter was born, just as they had hoped.
Bruno told Inside Edition that she is grateful to the hospital “It was amazing what the hospital staff did to make sure our special day still happened, and they did such a wonderful job.”
Things did not turn out as they had planned, but this story has a happy ending indeed.
Lillith was born on Monday afternoon, weighing in at 5 pounds and 5 ounces.