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Couple gets married DAYS before the baby is born


The staff at a Utah hospital host a wedding ceremony so a couple can get married before their baby’s premature birth. Chelsea Mueller and Jeff Bradley had been together for years and always planned to get married before they had kids. The couple had a wedding planned for early 2020, but then COVID-19 delayed it and they rescheduled for July of 2022.

That date would have worked perfectly with their plans to get married before the birth of their first child, but then Chelsea went into pre-term labor on May 27th, so the couple decided to get married in the hospital. They asked the staff at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah, if they could have their nuptials at the facility, thinking they’d have a small bedside ceremony in Chelsea’s room, but the staff had bigger plans.

Labor and delivery nurses transformed a hospital classroom into a wedding chapel, kitchen staff brought a wedding cake and sparkling cider, and the hospital’s chaplain officiated the ceremony. The bride and groom were blown away by the staff’s thoughtfulness. “The nurses here really turned it into a whole event,” Chelsea recalls. “I was just shocked that they were able to pull something off and actually make it really cute.” Then three days later on June 1st, the newlyweds welcomed their daughter Rheya to their family. The couple says the hospital will always be a special place for them: where their family truly began.

Source: FOX 13 Now


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