Bride dies, but her dream fulfilled

Bride dies, but her dream fulfilled

Bride-to-be Piyada Rattanabusayaporn, 30, has her dream of getting her pre-wedding makeup done by a professional. However, the dengue hemorrhagic fever took her life before the photo shoots. (Photo by Nujaree Raekrun)
Bride-to-be Piyada Rattanabusayaporn, 30, has her dream of getting her pre-wedding makeup done by a professional. However, the dengue hemorrhagic fever took her life before the photo shoots. (Photo by Nujaree Raekrun)

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A 30-year-old bride’s dream of getting her pre-wedding makeup done by a professional was fulfilled although she did not live to see the result.

Bride-to-be Piyada Rattanabusayaporn, or Nong Fon, stopped breathing before professional makeup artist Nin arrived at her house in Phibun district. She died of complications related to dengue haemorrhagic fever.  

Many netizens were moved by the Facebook Live clip showing the makeup artist working on the lifeless bride after the video went viral. The clip, with the description: “A bride dreams of getting her makeup done by artist Nin. However, dengue haemorrhagic fever has claimed her life’’, was posted on Anyamaneethong Facebook page. Many viewers praised the artist for making the bride’s dream come true.

Ms Amporn Noothong, 51, who created the Facebook page, was a popular makeup artist in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Her boutique in Chian Yai district provided makeup and pre-wedding photo shoot services.

Piyada and her groom-to-be Wutthipong Khongkaew on Sunday set an appointment with the boutique for makeup and pre-wedding photograph services on July 16. The pair were due to tie the knot on Dec 5.

On Tuesday, the groom phoned her to postpone the date, citing his bride’s sudden illness, said Ms Amporn. He told her that his bride had symptoms consistent with dengue haemorrhagic fever.

On late Wednesday morning, she received another phone call from the groom, who told her his bride had passed away. He added he still wanted his loved one to have her makeup done by Ms Amporn.

“The groom said his bride adored my work so my son and I drove nearly 200km to Phipun district for his late bride. We also brought a wedding dress for her to wear. However, her relatives did not allow us to change her clothes, saying it was inauspicious for one of the couple to wear wedding outfits without the other,’’ said the shop owner.

Feeling sorry for the couple, she returned the money the pair put up as a deposit for her services.

Relatives said Piyada worked at a company in Phatthalung provice. As the youngest child of Somsuk and Urai, she had a twin sister and an elder brother.

Health authorities have told people in Nakhon Si Thammarat to be cautious about the outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever, which has infected about 1,600 people and claimed six lives in the southern province.  Ms Piyada was the seventh victim, media reported.


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