Couple Weds In Delivery Room Minutes Before Daughter's Birth

02/26/2014 07:38 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2014

February 23 was a big day for Brandi and James Anderson.

Not only did the couple welcome a daughter together, but they also got married -- in the delivery room at North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills, Texas.

According to CBS affiliate KHOU, while Brandi was waiting for an epidural earlier that morning, James planned a last-minute delivery room wedding -- without his wife-to-be's knowledge.

After getting approval from the nurses ("The general consensus was 'aww,'" said nurse Ashley Campbell) James ran out to buy his soon-to-be-wife a ring.

“I just couldn’t shake the idea of her having the baby without the ring on her finger,” he said.

Once all the elements were in place, Brandi was wheeled into a room that the nurses had decorated for the occasion. The unsuspecting bride-to-be was caught completely by surprise.

"All these people started walking in and I was like…I looked at [James] and there was somebody else there," Brandi told KHOU. "And I was like, ‘Who is that guy’ and he was like, ‘That’s the minister’ and I was like, ‘What for?’”

Moments later, the couple was married. Half an hour later, they welcomed daughter Janelle into the world.

For more on the couple's untraditional but adorable wedding, watch the video above.

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