Brazil has had plenty to mourn about in the past few weeks, but another tragedy has struck.
Your wedding day should be the best of your life, and that was exactly what Rosemeire Nascimineto Silva had planned. To make the event even more memorable, she decided to surprise her future husband by coming to the wedding in a helicopter. However, she never came.
Rosemeire, a nurse, wanted what every woman dreams of: to give the man she had decided to spend the rest of her life with, 34-year-old Udirley Narques Damasceno, the surprise of his life. She did not know at the time that the rest of her life, at least on the earth, would only be a few more hours, The Sun reported.
Her future husband and 300 guests awaited Rosemeire in a Brazilian town where the wedding was to be held.
Her wedding planner, Carlos Eduardo Batista, explained that Rosemeire had wanted to do something special to make her wedding a fairy tale, so they decided she would arrive in a helicopter.
"Every bride has a dream to do something amazing on their big day and for Rosemeire, hers was to turn up at her wedding in a helicopter without anyone knowing beforehand," Batista said.
Traveling with Rosemeire on the helicopter was her brother, the helicopter pilot and her photographer, who was six months pregnant.
The helicopter crashed near the football field that had been designated as the landing pad. Everyone on board lost their lives.
When the bride didn't arrive at 4 p.m. as expected, the wedding planner called the helicopter company, police and fire departments, and was told the helicopter had crashed. He and the officiating pastor were in charge of telling Rosemeire's boyfriend and the 300 guests awaiting her arrival.
When they delivered the news, silence swallowed the excitement in the room, and weeping followed.
The case is being investigated. The helicopter had a valid inspection certificate and was airworthy. A witness claims to have seen the helicopter circling as if trying to find a place to land, and then heard a crashing noise as the aircraft fell into some trees.
It is at times like these when the prayers of strangers, and the love of those close to us can help heal the deepest wounds of the heart.