What would you do if you learned your beloved father unexpectedly collapsed in his sister’s bathroom? What would you do if he spent a week in coma three weeks before your scheduled nuptials? Beatrice Dorcena, a patient services manager from Pennsylvania recently experienced all of the above. Just three weeks before her scheduled Memorial Day 2012 wedding, not only did she learn her father collapsed, but after a week of praying for his recovery, was forced to accept she’d have to bury him after he went brain dead.
She went from finalizing details on her wedding, to buying funeral clothes and writing a eulogy. However, with the unwavering strength of her mother, Beatrice found the resolve to continue and marry her fiancé, Michel. In an intimate conversation with Assistant Editorial Contributor, Laura, Beatrice reveals what it takes to accept the death of a loved one while wedding planning, how not to get labeled selfish and where brides can find the strength to carry on with one of the most important milestones in life. Check out the conversation below: [Read more...]