Sister Marries Groom After Bride Dies At The Altar

In a bizarre story out of India, a bride-to-be suffered a heart attack and died during her wedding ceremony -- so her sister married the groom instead.

The unusual turn of events happened on May 27th during a wedding in Uttar Pradesh, according to local media reports. The bride-to-be, identified only as Surabhi, suffered a heart attack during the traditional exchange of the garlands with the groom, The Times of India reports.

Rather than scrub the wedding, the families of the bride and groom decided to have Surabhi's younger sister take her place. “We have never witnessed such mixed emotions,” says Ajab Singh, Surabhi’s uncle. “The grief over her death and the happiness of the wedding has yet to sink in." Could two people in an arranged marriage be happy if they wanted to be?