Woman says she read out her husband's affair texts instead of vows at their wedding
If you've attended your fair share of nuptials, you'll understand that weddings are stressful at the best of times. Certainly, more often than not, the so-called "joyous" affair descends into chaos - and regardless of whether this is because it proves impossible to please your in-laws, or make everything fit into an already tight budget - one this is guaranteed: it never goes to plan.
One women's wedding, however, devolved into her ultimate nightmare.
An Australian women, who has given herself the pseudonym "Casey", wrote about how she staged the most brutal public humiliation at her wedding ceremony after learning that her fiancée had cheated on her.
In a personal essay written on the women's website Whimn, the would-be-bride described how someone anonymously sent her a number of screenshots the night before her wedding, showing all the illicit conversations her then-fiancée had with his secret mistress. The images were followed by a text which read, "I wouldn't marry him. Will you?"
A distraught Casey was comforted by her bridesmaids, who naturally "[threatened] all kinds of violence against him."
The messages Casey saw in the screenshot included, "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," and "I miss you so much. I can’t stop thinking about L, S, F’ing you. I’ve never had this kind of connection before [sic]."
Initially, Casey wanted to call the wedding off, but she then decided on a more satisfying course of action.
The following day, she walked down the aisle, stood at the alter, and revealed the sordid details of her fiancée's affair to the entire congregation, which was comprised of the pair's close friends and family.
"There will be no wedding today It seems Alex is not who I thought he was," Casey asserted. "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."
"There was a smattering of awkward applause and a little cheering. What was the correct response to this news? It was certainly not the wedding day I had planned."
Casey then described how her disgraced boyfriend was left to slink away from the crowds with his best man in tow.
While having her wedding day ruined by her fiancée's infidelity was a traumatic experience, Casey stated that she was happy that justice had ultimately prevailed.
That night, Casey and her bridesmaids celebrated her newfound singledom by hosting an incredible party.
Personally, I think she handled the situation with great dignity, and I'm sure she'll bounce back with just as much grace.