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Pregnant Bride Wears Bedsheet Dress and Gauze Veil to Marry in Hospital Wedding After Going into Early Labor

Pregnant Bride Wears Bedsheet Dress and Gauze Veil to Marry in Hospital Wedding After Going into Early Labor

Hospital staff and fellow patients joined forces to throw an impromptu wedding for Sara and Brandon Perry

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Saint Luke's East Hospital

Brandon and Sara Perry celebrate their hospital wedding before their son's birth

A Missouri couple was set to celebrate their dream wedding just two days after Valentine's Day — when another big life moment unfolded unexpectedly.

Sara and Brandon Perry were excitedly anticipating their nuptials when Sara, who was 35 weeks pregnant, discovered on the morning of Feb. 13 that her water had broken, according to a Facebook post from Saint Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit.

The pair had scheduled their wedding for Feb. 16, believing they had plenty of time before their baby arrived — but their little one had other plans.

"We were like, 'Okay, I guess we're not going to make it to Friday,' " 39-year-old Sara, who is a police officer, told Good Morning America.

Realizing that she was in early labor, Sara went to Saint Luke's, where she told hospital staff that she and her fiancé were likely going to miss their impending wedding.

<p>Saint Luke's East Hospital</p> Brandon and Sara Perry tie the knot in a hospital wedding ceremony

Saint Luke's East Hospital

Brandon and Sara Perry tie the knot in a hospital wedding ceremony

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The husband of another pregnant patient — who just so happened to be an ordained minister — heard the Perrys' story and offered to help.

"He's like, 'Well, hey, I could do it before I have my baby,' " Sara recalled to GMA. "And so their nurse came back and told our nurse [and] our nurse came in and told us. She was like, 'I know this sounds crazy. But if you'd like, we can have an ordained minister that's having a baby down the hall come and marry you two.' "

<p>Saint Luke's East Hospital</p> Brandon and Sara Perry kiss during their hospital wedding ceremony

Saint Luke's East Hospital

Brandon and Sara Perry kiss during their hospital wedding ceremony

Sara and Brandon jumped at the idea, especially as they had already secured their wedding license and stowed it in their truck, which was parked at the hospital.

"It's what we both wanted, so there's no reason to delay it," Brandon told GMA.

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According to Saint Luke's Facebook post, the Perrys' care team sprung into action, gathering up supplies and making arrangements for their labor ward ceremony.

"They decorated the couple's room, fashioned a veil and wedding dress, arranged a bouquet, and even acquired a wedding cake from the cafeteria," the post read.

Sara's dress was a white bedsheet, creatively transformed into a one-shoulder style gown. She wore a veil made of medical gauze.

<p>Saint Luke's East Hospital</p> Sara Perry tosses her wedding bouquet

Saint Luke's East Hospital

Sara Perry tosses her wedding bouquet

With her contractions increasing and their baby's arrival imminent, the ceremony was conducted in under 30 minutes, and even included a traditional bouquet toss, with a group of nurses gathering for a chance to catch the flowers.

Nine hours later, they got one epic wedding present: their son, Oliver, who was born at 1:47 a.m. on Valentine's Day, per GMA. He is the first child for the couple, and the second for Sara, who is also mom to a 5-year-old son.

<p>Saint Luke's East Hospital</p> Hospital staff helped decorate for Sara and Brandon Perry's wedding

Saint Luke's East Hospital

Hospital staff helped decorate for Sara and Brandon Perry's wedding

Oliver spent his first week in Saint Luke's neonatal intensive care unit but is now home with his family and "doing very well," according to the hospital.

"He's officially the sweetest valentine I've ever received, and we'll get to celebrate that for years to come, which is wonderful," Sara told GMA.

After their memorable wedding, she and Brandon plan to say "I do" all over again at a destination wedding in either Mexico or the Caribbean later this year.

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