But just three days after the wedding, tragedy struck.
It is currently unclear what exactly happened in the accident.
The newlywed’s mother, Heather Kuhlman, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that she was flying to St Lucia after her son was “in the arms of Jesus”.
“Nate’s death took all of us by surprise and just took our breath away,” she wrote a few days later.
“By God’s grace, we are ok. It’s so hard and painful, but we are walking each day one moment at a time.”
Heather wrote that her faith in Christianity was helping her and her family through the difficult time.
“I am sad that Nathaniel is no longer here with us, but I know he is very much alive in heaven and will be praying for us,” she said.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the family to cover last-minute plane tickets to the Caribbean, funeral arrangements, and support for his widow Ms Kuhlman.
In April this year, a bride was killed hours after she and her husband tied the knot in South Carolina.
Samantha Miller, 34, was killed by an alleged drunk driver who crashed into the back of a golf cart, also injuring her husband.
The driver, Jamie Komoroski, 25, was charged with three counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury and death and one count of reckless homicide.
According to police, Ms Komoroski was driving 65mph in a 25mph zone when the crash occurred.
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