A woman who got dumped by her fiance just about three days to their wedding, has gone ahead to do what has gotten many people surprised.
A heartbroken bride-to-be has told how she still had to go to her wedding even though she got dumped by her fiancé three days before the big day.
Carly Akers, from Faversham, Kent, was excited to be marrying Shaun (not real name), whom she’d been with for nine years and has two children with, in April 2016.
But three days before the couple were due to get hitched, Shaun called off the wedding. As they’d organised a joint celebration with Carly’s brother, the devastated bride-to-be still had to go.
When the couple told Carly’s brother and his fiancée they were getting married, they decided to have a double wedding and booked the date for April 29, 2016.
“I launched into full wedding planning mode,” said Carly. “We chose a hotel, separate wedding cakes and even booked to go on honeymoon together in Tenerife.
“I bought my dress and my daughter chose dresses for her and her sister.
“I also had two friends as bridesmaids who both bought aqua green dresses to wear.”
“We sent 100 invites out to guests for the ceremony and a further 100 for the evening do.”
A week before the wedding, Carly travelled to Mallorca with three friends on her hen do, while Shaun went to Bournemouth on his stag with 20 mates – including her brother.
But when she returned to the UK, she told how a friend whose boyfriend had been on the stag said there were rumours Shaun had strayed.
“Two days before the big day, Shaun wasn’t talking to me,” Carly said. “On Friday morning, the day of our wedding, I got the keys to the bridal suite and laid my white dress out on the bed.
“I thought Shaun would turn up. I called him and told him me and the girls were all dressed up ready.
“But his voice was cold as he said he’d told me the wedding was off and he hung up.
Carly admitted that friends and family thought she was joking when she went downstairs and tearfully told them it was off.
She then returned upstairs and broke the heartbreaking news to her daughters.
“It was my my brother’s big day too.”
She recalled: “As the wedding march began I walked down the aisle holding my bouquet with the girls at my side.
“As she said, I thought I might as well enjoy the holiday.