Nichola Touhy accidentally stood up fiancé on big day, and only managed to reach in time for reception, at which point, he stormed out.
While brides are meant to be fashionably late at their own weddings, one woman cut it a little too late and turned up at her own nuptials so delayed that her fiancé thought that he’d been jilted and unceremoniously dumped her.
The bride-to-be, Nichola Touhy accidentally stood up her fiancé Darren Ferne on their big day, and only managed to reach in time for the reception, at which point, he stormed out on her.
The, £12,000 dream day became turned into the thing of nightmares for the mother-of-three who had a make-up disaster and her bridesmaid drop-out as well as forgetting her daughter's flower girl dress when she was getting ready.
Speaking to The Sun, Touhy said that the pre-wedding night rehearsals were perfect but the nuptials were doomed when a series of unfortunate events forced her to reach late to the church.
When Touhy, 46, got her make-up done at a local department store near her hometown of Hornchurch, Essex she hated it.She swiftly rushed home to wash it off, only 90 minutes before she was due to say 'I do'.
On arrival she discovered her parents, who did not approve of the marriage, still at home with her two young children.
Her parents had decided they weren't going to attend the wedding so Nichola was forced to shove her kids in the back of the car and take her to the hotel to get ready with her.
Nothing going to plan, Nichola faced an issue with payment and faced a delay getting her room.
By this point, the stressed out bride, in tears, realised her eight-year-old daughter's flower girl dress was still at home.
To add to it, her bridesmaid cancelled at the last moment saying that she couldn't make the nuptials as her child was unwell.
She called fiance Darren, 40, who was at the church with her eldest son, in tears.
Touhy said: 'Our guests were already getting seated, and when he told me to hurry up that just stressed me even more.'
The bride-to-be had 30 minutes to get to the church 20 miles away. She intended to put her dress on at the church, but quickly realised she couldn't get in the vintage car because it did not have any seatbelts.
Determined, she drove home, picked up her daughter's bridesmaid dress and intended to go straight there, but realised she'd missed her own wedding and went directly to the reception instead.
Customer service adviser Darren wasn't so forgiving, and ended things with Nichola at the reception when the DJ asked for payment.
In 2014, the couple met online and fell in love, within five weeks Darren had proposed.