A bride’s joy was turned into sadness when her father choked to death at her fairytale wedding.
The 73-year-old man, Jagah Babwah gave his daughter Camela away during her wedding ceremony earlier at a picturesque castle.
But just two hours later the taxi driver began choking on a piece of lamb in the post-wedding feast and guests desperately tried to save him with the Heimlich manoeuvre.
Despite their efforts Mr Babwah suffered a cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead by paramedics.
Camela decided to continue the wedding in tribute to her much-loved father, which is what she believes he would have wanted.
Mother-of-one Camela, an admin assistant from Gillingham, Kent, said: ‘We have been planning the wedding for two-and-a-half years and he was forever talking about it.
‘In the morning he was so happy. He had never worn a proper three-piece suit and I was his baby daughter.
‘As he was about to walk me down the aisle he started to cry. It was the first time I’ve seen him cry and it started me off.
‘It was such a hot day and when we were having the meal I told him to take his jacket off but he wouldn’t. He looked so smart.’
Distraught Camela was taken into the same room where her beaming father had given her away to be told the tragic news.
She revealed that the hardest point was when she had to open up her father’s wedding card the very next day.