CARMEL, IN (WRTV/CNN) - It wasn't the venue Kayla Jacobs booked, and it wasn't where she expected to spend her wedding day. But she's making the most of it.
With her bridesmaids by her side, Jacobs prepped Saturday to walk down the aisle at a hospital.
"Came in single, leaving married, feeling so much better," she said.
It's a walk that took a little more energy, but Jacobs, and those who love her, are thankful she's here after a blood clot was discovered in her brain.
"I've been feeling like I was in a nightmare the last few days, now I feel like I'm in a happy dream," said Katie Heinz, the bride's mother.
Jacobs had a terrible headache for 10 days. She came to the ER at IU North Hospital on Wednesday, where doctors found the clot.
"They said any later could've been a lot worse," said Matt Jacobs, the groom.
Determined to see her walk down the aisle, Heinz and the couple's wedding vendors worked on a plan B.
The wedding party traded the tuxes for scrubs. Dozens of guests packed into the new venue for the "I do's."
It's a day both the bride and groom said have dreamed of. A wedding of surprises, but still picture perfect.
"I'm so excited and happy because I really wanted to get married, and I was so looking forward to this day, so I'm just ecstatic," Kayla Jacobs said.
The newlyweds postponed their honeymoon. They said they plan to go to Disney World, once she feels up to it.