Emma Lowdon and her Sean Allum were getting married at a Registry Office in Ashington, Northumberland when Lowdon’s labor pains began. The bride, 36, and her husband-to-be had chosen October 3 as their wedding date months earlier, when Lowdon found out that she was expecting the couple’s first child.
On September 30, the new Mrs. Allum’s waters broke but her labor did not begin. The couple considered canceling the wedding due to the baby’s impending arrival, but Lowdon confesses that she was determined to be Mrs. Allum by the time the baby was born.
During the ceremony, Mrs. Allum’s contractions began, but the couple were able to enjoy a bit of their reception with family and friends before Mrs. Allum was taken to hospital to await the arrival of Baby Joshua, who was delivered five weeks early. The hospital staff renamed Mrs. Allum’s room the Honeymoon Suite, and report that mother, father and Baby Joshua, who weighed in at just five pounds, are all doing fine.