BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- It's said to be one of the best days of a girl's life, her wedding! The problem is, one Bonita Springs bride doesn't remember any of it! WINK News shares how an unimaginable turn of events left the bride trying to piece together her wedding day, and the second chance given to her.
Amanda Karth's wedding day is a story that can only be told through pictures. She can't remember putting on her wedding dress, walking down the aisle, or even saying 'I do,' but, thanks to the show Inside Edition, Amanda got the chance to relive the what was suppose to be the best day of her life.
"I remember voices and my dad's touch when he was hugging me when he first saw me," said bride Amanda Karth.
Amanda Karth can only relive seconds of her wedding day, March 23, 2013.
"The one day every girl is suppose to remember, like I have said, I don't remember; all of the planning is like 'Wow, I can't remember that day'...it just makes me sad."
Photos show their first kiss, their first dance, and their first night as Mr. and Mrs. Cody Karth.
"She had a five minute detail on everything, and just to know she doesn't remember it, it hurts," said her husband, Cody Karth.
A few short hours after they said "I do", Amanda had a heart attack.
"One of the paramedics said 'try one more time, try one more time' and they did and on the fourth shock, they got my heart back," said Amanda.
Doctors say the 27-year-old suffered from "Broken Heart Syndrome." It's a temporary heart condition brought on by stressful situations. It's unclear why Amanda's heart suddenly stopped. Amanda's memory of that day was wiped away.
"I remember holding Cody's left hand and he had a wedding band on and I felt it and I was like "why are you wearing this?" and he said 'Don't you remember?' and I said 'Remember what?' and he said 'We got married.'"
What appeared to be a picture perfect day, is a jumbled puzzle, that Amanda has been trying to piece together ever since. "Inside Edition" heard her story and stepped in to give her another fairy tale wedding.
"You are a miracle and a lot of prayers, we are here today to have round two."
"She was just as stunning, if not even more stunning, than in the first one, she still takes my breath away," said Cody.
The Bonita Springs firefighters and paramedics who responded to the call, attended the wedding. Back in June, the crew received the Phoenix Award for saving Amanda's life.