Bride gives birth at her wedding
A BRIDE has given birth only minutes after tying the knot at a town hall wedding in western France, making it more of a “big day” than anticipated.
“It did rather shake us up,” says Jean-Robert Gachet, Mayor of Jallais, after hearing mother and baby were doing well.
The ceremony was almost called off after the heavily pregnant bride had several false alarms, although her due date is July 14.
The bride was “definitely a bit worn out but we put that down to the stress of the wedding,” says Mr Gachet.
“I tried to hurry it up a bit so that she didn’t get too tired.”
But only moments after the happy couple exchanged vows and emerged outside to pose for the traditional photos while the guests left for the reception, the bride suddenly felt unwell and went back into the hall.
Emergency services were called but her waters had already broken and she gave birth to a little boy on the spot.
“The cry of the newborn boy was an emotional moment!” says Mr Gachet.
“It was a first for us and for the emergency services.”