Such stories are hard to swallow. The sheer tragedy is heart wrenching.
In a day that was supposed to be her happiest, bride died in a helicopter crash minutes before she was set to tie the knot.
She plunged to her death in her bid to make a memorable bridal entrance at the wedding venue.
Rosemere do Nascimento Silva wanted to surprise her husband-to-be by making a dramatic entrance to their wedding in a helicopter.
It was a mistake. Tragically, the aircraft crashed moments before the ceremony, instantly killing the bride and three others.
While awaiting his bride, the groom was told his wife-to-be had been killed while he was waiting to marry her at the altar.
Ready to be married. The 32-year-old nurse, who was killed while wearing her wedding gown and veil, planned to surprise her fiancé Udirley Narques Damasceno, 34, and the 300 guests by arriving at the wedding venue in the grounds of Recanto Beija-Flor in Sao Laurenco da Serra, San Paulo, Brazil.
It was a beautifully thought out surprise that suddenly turned to tragic shock. Wedding planner Carlos Eduardo Batista said: ‘I called the pastor who was officiating at the ceremony and he went with me to help break the awful news to the groom.
Devastated beyond words. Udirley was shell-shocked and couldn’t speak as he tried to understand what had happened. He was heartbroken.’
Others lost their lives in the crash too. As well as Rosemere, her brother Silvano, pregnant wedding photographer Nayla Cristina Neves Lousada and helicopter pilot Peterson Pinheiro were killed in the crash.
The Robinson R44 helicopter crashed in a forested area near the football field it was scheduled to land in.
There were no survivors.