Every marriage is special in its way. It is the love story and the relationship the two people share which makes a marriage special and unique. A couple had a great plan for their wedding but God had different plans for them. And it made their even more unique and memorable.
Sometimes it is better if your plans don’t work out the way you want them to and you just believe in the universe. Amanda and Edwin Acevedo would agree with it as they have experienced it and were happy with what happened. The couple always wanted a beach wedding and the only thing left to make that happen was plan the big day. But they had a change of plans at the last moment.
The couple had to change their plans because Amanda went into pre-term labor and never got the chance to sit and plan their dream wedding day. But they were so happy with the birth of their baby that they decided to drop their idea of the beach wedding. After the delivery of their baby, the couple decided to get married in the chapel of the hospital.
The North California couple got married in the chapel of the hospital in which they gave birth to their firstborn. And the uniqueness doe not end here there is more store for you. Amanda decided to hold her premature baby instead of a bouquet while walking down the aisle. They named their son Oliver who came into the world just after 30 weeks and 3 days.
The weighed only 3 pounds and 14.6 ounces when he was born as he was a premature baby. The baby had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina for a week starting from 14th June after the baby was born. That is when the couple admitted to one of the nurses that they had “scrapped the idea of a beach ceremony and planned to get married at the courthouse” instead.
Could not have asked for a more special or memorable wedding, surrounded by family and the wonderful people taking care…
Upon hearing this news WakeMed family navigator Mallory Magelli McKeown asked them to get married in the chapel of the hospital so that their son could be a part of their big day. McKeown even shared that “Oliver’s neonatologist, Dr. Stephen DeMeo, gave the all clear to get little Oliver from the NICU to the chapel for the wedding, just so long as he could be there as well.”
The couple loved the idea and seven weeks with their baby boy in their hands, family, and friends they celebrated their big day. Not only family and friends but the NICU staff and her doctors gathered there as well. Amanda shared some insights into her wedding dress that she purchased just two weeks before the wedding and “It fit perfect and my sweet mother bought it right off the rack for me.”
Carrying the baby with her down the aisle started as a joke but it became the best and the perfect idea for their wedding. Their son Oliver was the perfect bouquet for their wedding. The nurses surprised everyone with a baby suit they had for Oliver. The couple’s spokesman shared that “There was not a dry eye in the chapel, and the room was filled with love and celebration for Amanda, Edwin, and Oliver.”