A beautiful bride relishing the big day that she would finally become a married woman was left feeling greatly heartbroken after her man who she’s dated for 10 years failed to show up for the big event.
Sasha Aristide, had spent three years planning for the wedding with the love of her life, which later turned out to be a humiliating experience.
29-year-old Sasha who is a nurse said she met Kevin Hyppolite, an office manager 10 years ago, fell in love with him, and later got engaged in 2017.
They had begun planning a flashy wedding that would cost over $20,000 (about N7.5m). Things went on well and there was no sign that Kevin was thinking of calling it quits.
Fast-forward to July 2020 when the wedding was supposed to happen, Sasha proceeded to the altar where she waited for her husband-to-be to show up so they could exchange vows.
However, Kevin was yet to arrive and he claimed his Uber had delayed him.
As the bride kept waiting and the clock continued to tick, she got concerned when her florist called and informed her they had been barred from accessing the venue .
“My florist called me and told me that the venue had not allowed her in to set up the flowers,” Aristide told RealFix.
A second call from one of the bridesmaids informing Sasha that there was no wedding scheduled to take place at the intended venue was the rude awakening she never saw coming.
But after getting assurance from Kevin that things would be sorted out, Sasha continued getting ready with her six bridesmaids and maid of honour.
After some further probing, the bride learned the actual wedding venue had not received full payment and the booking had been cancelled.
“I had no clue whatsoever that he was not planning to show up or having cold feet, I spoke to him the night before, he literally said ‘I love you I can’t wait to marry you.’ … We were talking the whole day.
“I realised at 2:30pm and at that point, I didn’t have any emotions. I was so numb and in shock. I felt like I was in a trance,” Sasha was quoted by New York Post.
When it became clear that the wedding was not going to hold, the dumbfounded and sad bride had no other option but to find her way back home.