Wedding day is the most special day of every bride. The day is made special with many celebrations and preparations but have you ever heard before that the bride of the day intentionally got her hair shaved off?
Yes, this unusual happening has occurred recently when bride Ms. Laura Murdoch-Marshall intentionally got her golden locks shaved off at her wedding reception on Saturday to show her support for her cousin, who has been recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.
Explaining her feelings behind her action, Ms. Laura said that with ongoing Leukaemia Week this week (incidentally last day of the awareness week happening to fall on her wedding day) she is fully supporting her cousin Becky Maynard in the United Kingdom, who during a university exchange program was diagnosed with the cancer.
"As scary as the idea is to me, having all my hair shaved off, I just really felt like I wanted to do something for her, so that she knew she did have a crew of support within her family, all thinking of her at this time of need", the bride said.
She adds that her cousin is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for her illness and still too ill to come back home in Christchurch.
Sources are confirming that at her wedding reception that was held at Larnach Castle, Mrs. Murdoch-Marshall and her action of getting her hair locks shaved off was well honored by all her family members, who all appreciated her guts and praised her support during the informal auction.
The auction raised a good amount of money, which has been donated to Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand to fight against illness.
This ultimate bridal sacrifice is a big example in itself for anyone to follow.