A man’s worst nightmare has come true as his new bride dies just hours after their marriage leaving him totally shattered.
Mariola Michalowski (right) passed away just hours after celebrating her marriage to partner Krzystof (left),
It was all horror and pain for the groom as he woke up the morning after his wedding to find his new bride had died in her sleep.
According to Daily Mail, the woman, Mariola Michalowski, 38, passed away just hours after celebrating her marriage to partner Krzystof, 34, in a small ceremony in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
Krzystof had woken to feed their youngest child Veronica, one, assuming his new wife was still asleep in bed.
When he returned he realised she was not breathing and called an ambulance after giving Mariola CPR.
Paramedics arrived at their home and told the heartbroken father, who also has a son Oliver, two, with Mariola, that his wife had died.
It is believed that Mariola suffered an epileptic fit in her sleep just hours after saying ‘I do’
Heartbroken Krzystof has said that their last day together was the ‘perfect send-off’ for Mariola. The father-of-two, from Catterick, North Yorkshire, said: ‘She was the best thing that ever happened to me.
‘She was the kindest person. I would be stressed about life and the future and she would always tell me not to think about it and live in the moment.
‘This doesn’t feel real yet.’
The couple, who are both originally from Poland, were together for six years before they tied the knot in front of their closest friends and family last Friday.
They had their ceremony at a registry office before heading to a pub and then cricket club for the reception.
Some guests came home with Krzysztof and Mariola for an after party at the couple’s home and the happy bride went to bed with Olivier at around 2am.
Krzystof, who is known as Kris, said: ‘The day was just amazing. There was loads of entertainment and the kids loved it.
‘Mariola was the happiest I’d ever seen her. Veronica was dancing and she was wearing a lovely white dress.
‘At the after party, my father, who is over from Poland, insisted that we opened all of the wedding gifts and Mariola was so overwhelmed by everybody’s kindness.
‘I followed them Mariola and my son to bed a couple of hours later.
‘The next morning Veronica woke me up crying and i went to get her milk and left Mariola sleeping.
‘After a while I started to think something felt unnatural.
‘I tried waking her up and when I turned her over it was obvious that she had had an epileptic fit through the night.’
Krzysztof said Mariola was a doting mother and was always with their two young children.
He said Mariola had suffered with epilepsy for over 20 years and would have four to five fits every month leaving her unable to work.
As he prepares for life without his beloved wife, Krzysztof’s friends have set up an online appeal on JustGiving to raise £8,000 to help the family.
More than £5,800 has been donated by well-wishers so far to help him finish paying for the wedding and now his wife’s funeral.
Krzysztof, who works as an office manager, wants to thank everyone who has donated to help get him back on his feet.
He said: ‘Mariola was the kindest person, she’d never been upset or angry with anybody.
‘Epilepsy is such an underestimated condition and people didn’t think she was disabled because they couldn’t see any limp or anything.
‘She was a soldier and with epilepsy you can’t see it until it happens. The whole family and everybody loved her. She was just an angel.
‘The wedding was the best send-off she could have. It was a way to say goodbye to everybody.’