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NJ Couple Weds in Hospital 30 Seconds Before Baby is Born

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  • A New Jersey couple experienced two heartwarming milestones in the span of mere seconds last month

  • Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo were awaiting the arrival of their first son while planning their intimate wedding

  • The wedding was initially set to take place weeks before their baby's arrival, but their baby had other plans in mind

A New Jersey couple experienced two heartwarming milestones in the span of mere seconds last month.

Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo, of Westfield, were awaiting the arrival of their first son while planning their intimate wedding which was initially set to take place weeks before their babys birth.

But their baby had other plans in mind.

After her water broke three weeks early, Marie was rushed to Morristown Medical Center.

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Not wanting to list Gallardo as “fiancé” on the babys birth certificate, the couple asked the staff if there was a way they could get married at the hospital since they already had their marriage license.

“Everyone was incredible,” said Gallardo. “The nurses were scrambling—one was trying to get ordained online, one went outside and picked flowers for a bouquet, others were monitoring Marie and the babys vitals.”

In the end, a chaplain who was on-call at the hospital came to the rescue and performed the wedding ceremony.

Beth Elwood

“They were like angels—meant to be there,” Gallardo said.

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