Heartbroken groom, Krzysztof Michalowski married Mariola Orzechowska and just hours later, he found her dead.
The inconsolable groom woke up the morning after his wedding and discovered that his bride had passed away beside him.
The cause of death is yet to be established but Mariola was said to have suffered from epilepsy. It is believed that she probably had a fit in her sleep.
North Yorkshire Police were called and the spokeswoman has said that there were no suspicious circumstances.
Kris’s close friend Michael Jonas stated: “It should have been one of the happiest days of Mariola’s life.
“At their wedding reception it was clear for all to see that Kris and Mariola were very much in love.
“After the celebrations were over, Mariola went to bed and fell asleep and never woke up again.
“She might have dreamt of her wonderful wedding day spent with her husband, children, family and friends, or the happiness they’d shared together.
“But the brutal reality is that she lived only one day and one night as his wife.
“The family are devastated and heartbroken. We all know how cruel life can be, but surely this is one of the cruelest twists of fate.”
Over £5,000 has already been donated by well-wishers and friends to support Kris convey his wife’s corpse to the Polish village where she was born and brought up.