When a woman bought the perfect white dress for her big day, she never imagined that she would wear it to a funeral. After her fiancé was tragically killed in a car accident, she decided to wear the wedding dress to his funeral.
"I love you forever, and a day, it’s never goodbye just a see you later. Can’t wait for a big hug and kiss from you." These were the words spoken by Kate Quilligan at the funeral of the man she was set to marry and spend the rest of her life with.
The grieving bride-to-be wore this dress as a way to bid him a final goodbye. Myles ‘Miley’ Harty from Askeaton, Limerick in Ireland, was just hours away from saying "I Do" when his life was ended instantly.
Bride-to-be wears a wedding dress to her fiancé's funeral because he died in a tragic accident and she shares a photo of him in the suit he would have worn | Photo: Facebook/dolled.up.503645
THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT
The 20-year-old was involved in a single-vehicle crash, and it is purported that his vehicle hit a pole at Cragmore in the early morning hours. He was in the front passenger seat when the incident occurred.
The teen behind the wheel was initially arrested for an alleged road traffic offense, but he was not charged. Another individual was in the backseat of the car. Fortunately, they were sent to the hospital, suffering only minor injuries.
SHE DRESSED IN HER WEDDING ATTIRE
The deceased's loved ones buried him in August, and Quilligan purportedly vowed that she was now betrothed to Harty. Quilligan wore her wedding dress and carried a wedding bouquet as a tribute to Harty and their special day.
In an online video, Quilligan's dad reportedly stated:
“Myles this is all Kate wanted her whole life, Miley Harty. She got dressed and she is going into you one last time. Miley, I will never forget you, you are the boss."
HARDEST DAY OF HER LIFE
The young woman also shared her experience. She said: “Hardest day of my life today, but I know you’re with me every step of the way. I just really hope you know what I thought of you.”
The priest who oversaw the ceremony also cautioned people about the “risks” that come with driving. He called vehicles a “lethal weapon” and urged funeral attendees to be aware of the dangers of driving.
INVESTIGATING THE TRAGEDY
On her Facebook page, Quilligan's love for Harty is clear. In a recent post, she wrote: "I love you unconditionally, my brownie not a second goes by that I don’t think about you or miss you." Both the Quilligan and Harty families are still morning their loss.
An investigation into the accident is also underway, and authorities have asked the public and potential witnesses to come forward. They indicated that any dashcam footage taken on the R518 Askeaton to Rathkeale road would be helpful.