Wedding days are a nerve-racking time for most involved, but usually it’s the good kind of nerves. You know the type: butterflies in your stomach, your heart racing in anticipation for the next step in your life.
One bride-to-be experienced a completely different type of nerves though when she stood at the alter and revealed the sordid details of her husband-to-be’s affair to her wedding congregation.
You see, the night before her wedding she revealed a number of texts from a number she didn’t recognise, exposing her fiancé’s double life and turning her world upside down.
The woman, Casey*, told all in a post on Whimn, revealing how she came to terms with her alleged betrayal and got revenge in the most dramatic way.
The night before her wedding, the bride-to-be had been enjoying drinks with her bridesmaids when her phone buzzed. She walked over to it, expecting to see a message of congratulations in anticipation for the big day.
What she didn’t expect was a number of texts from an unknown number, showing screenshots between her fiancé, Alex*, and another woman. She claims the screenshots were accompanied by a message, reading ‘I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?’
As proof, the woman sent pictures of her with Alex, along with texts between the two which detailed their affair – dating from months to just days before.
The texts ranged from:
This weekend. You and I. It is on, hot stuff. Bring your A game.
Your body is f*cking incredible. And sh*t do you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do.
Casey claims she knew immediately that this was real and she quickly began to piece things together, believing she was a fool for not realising sooner.
Her friends demanded she call off the wedding but she couldn’t think straight, so she decided to sleep on it instead. When she woke, she claims she knew exactly what to do.
She would go ahead with the wedding, but instead of reading her vows she would ‘out’ Alex as a cheater, reading the texts to their family and friends.
She walked down the aisle, turned to the crowd as she reached the alter and said:
There will be no wedding today. It seems Alex is not who I thought he was.
As soon as the words left her mouth, she said a ripple of shock went through the church before Alex attempted to grab her hands. She resisted, taking out her phone and reading the messages out loud.
As she did, she claims the colour drained from the groom’s face before he walked out of the church, his best man following him.
She then turned back to the crowd and said:
I love all of you and as horrible as this is I’m glad you all are here. There will not be a wedding reception today, but instead, there will be a celebration of honesty, finding true love and following your heart even when it hurts.
Despite her allegedly finding out the man of her dreams was nothing of the sort, the newly-single bride said there was ‘one hell of a party.’
So who’s the real winner?
*Names were changed.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).