A few weeks before she was to walk down the aisle as bridesmaid at her friend's wedding, Heather McNamara's father passed away. 

It was only the first tragedy to befall the circle of friends before the nuptials could take place, reports WLWT.

 As the wedding party took a break outside from decorating a venue in Fort Wright, Ky., on Friday, a towering tree cracked and fell onto a canopy. McNamara and the bride's sister, maid of honor Rebecca Wright, were both beneath it and trapped when paramedics arrived, reports WKYT.

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