Being asked to be a bridesmaid is considered to be a huge honor and it entails a lot of duties. A devoted bridesmaid accompanies the bride to choose the wedding cake, helps her out with the decoration ideas, searches for ‘the one dress’ along with the bride and is supportive of what she likes, whether it is your taste or NOT. Just kidding, be sincere; the wedding dress is the most crucial thing about the bride. Bottom line: It is a must for the bridesmaid to be present on the wedding day, even when she just had a baby.
This is what happened to Emily Chell. The 27-year-old from May Bank went into labor right ahead of her sister’s big day. She was chosen as a bridesmaid by her sister Katie and she wasn’t supposed to have the baby that day. Nevertheless, Emily Chell, as a committed bridesmaid managed to make it to the church for the wedding.
The 27-year-old gave birth to a baby boy, Brody Barrat after 7 am on the morning of the wedding day. Only 5 hours after she gave birth, Emily, and Barrat, her partner went to the church along with the newborn to walk the bride(her sister) down the aisle.
After the wedding, bride Katie, 28, and her new husband Brett Simcock, 29, posed for pictures holding their new nephew.
Bride Katie, 28, posed for photographs with baby Brody following the church wedding.
New mother Emily said:
“Brody wasn’t due for another three weeks so it was really unexpected when my waters broke on Friday night.”
“It was about 10 pm and my mum drove me home because my neighbor is a midwife.”
“About midnight, my neighbor told me I should go to the hospital so she drove me and I just kept telling the doctors I had to go to the wedding.”
See, I told you being a bridesmaid seeks a lot of commitment.
Emily (pictured with Brody) described how she went into labor while staying at a hotel with sister Katie ahead of her big day.
Baby Brody (pictured with his father Wayne, at the wedding) arrived at 7 am on the morning of the wedding
“It was a natural birth and luckily there were no complications and we went to the ward for a little rest,”
“We left the hospital at 11.15am and drove 13 miles back to the wedding venue.”
“We’d called ahead and someone had brought my bridesmaid dress there so as soon as I got there I put Brody in his crib and jumped in the dress.”
“I was ten minutes late but people had waited for me so I walked down the aisle holding Brody. Everyone cheered when we walked in. It was a lovely moment.”
Emily (pictured) was seen beaming at sister Katie’s wedding just hours after giving birth.
The new mother (far right) was seen cradling baby Brody in her arms while at the wedding
Emily joked that her baby son hadn’t wanted to miss out on the excitement of the wedding saying:
“I was looking forward to the wedding and everyone was taking bets Brody would be born on the day but I didn’t think it would happen,”
“When we were in the hospital I kept saying I wanted to get to the church on time.”
“The doctors kept telling me if there were no complications and he was born by 7 am we would make it. Even though he was born at 7.10am they let us go.”
It was only at the wedding that Emily’s mother Gill (center) got the chance to meet Brody.
She gave birth to 7lbs 7oz Brody at the Royal Stoke University Hospital before the new parents and baby Brody dashed to the wedding at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, Cheshire.
Both Emily and fiance Wayne (pictured with Brody at the hospital) managed to make the wedding.
Emily said that she was lucky that there were no complications during the labor.
Baby Brody is pictured here with family friends Rebecca Brownsword and Jimmy Dunn, who were guests at the wedding.