Couple Marry Next to Daughter's Hospital Bed | 22 Words

A couple recently married while standing next to their daughters hospital bed so she could be a bridesmaid.

Karim and Louise Rezaie, from the U.K, knew they wanted their 6-month-old daughter, Layla to be involved with their big day but sadly, due to Layla's rare illness, she was unable to leave the hospital.

Layla, who was born on Christmas day, has CHARGE syndrome, a genetic mutation that affects her eating, vision, and heart. It can also cause other complications.

Due to Layla being incredibly poorly and her need for treatment, it was near impossible for her to be a bridesmaid as she couldn't leave the hospital. But her mom and dad were determined to have her celebrate the day with them and so, they decided to bring the wedding to her.

The couple married at Bristol Children's Hospital on May 21st, right by the side of Layla's hospital bed.


Speaking with Metro about their decision to hold the wedding at the hospital, Karim, a psychological therapist, said: "We'd always wanted to get married with Layla our daughter there. It was obviously a beautiful with the amount of effort they put in. We initially imagined having the chaplain come down and just do a wedding by the bedside, but the team really put the effort in."

"The whole day was made very magical," he added.

No expense was spared to make the day as special as possible, as decorations and balloons were arranged to transform the room.

"A huge tremendous effort was put in by the playmate workers into arranging decorations and music, getting in touch with our relatives, and getting videos recorded for people who could be there," he said.

Despite the day feeling "magical," for the couple it was also a day that was "bittersweet."

"Layla was there, and it was fantastic but we were reminded how poorly she was but it was still great for it to happen," they explained.

"The doctors have said it could take weeks or months before we can take her home."

Congratualtions, Karim and Louise!