English poet and playwright William Congreve once wrote, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” And boy, was he right. In one of the most brutal wedding stories that people have shared, a former bride-to-be named Casey really stuck it to her fiancé “Alex” when she found out the night before their wedding that he wasn’t really the person she thought he was.
After six years of dating, Casey was made aware of her fiancé’s infidelity – with the text message evidence to prove it – the night before the wedding. Casey at the time was with her best friends, doing last minute preparations for her big day when her phone vibrated.
The texts she received were from an anonymous number with several screenshots of text messages, as well as the caption, “I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?”
The screenshots were of “Alex’s” conversations with another woman – very inappropriate subject matter that no engaged man should be discussing with another woman.
Casey explained to Whimn, “She was the opposite of me. I’m blonde and fair, and this unknown woman had dark hair and olive skin. The texts were dated from months to only days before. My brain simply could not compute WTF was going on. There was no questioning the legitimacy of these messages. I just knew.”
Since Casey’s wedding was the following day, and her entire family as well as friends had traveled to be there, Casey knew she couldn’t just cancel the entire event. But she also knew that she couldn’t marry “Alex” either. So then she came up with a brilliant plan.
“I didn’t sleep a wink and when dawn finally broke I awoke the girls and told them my decision – I was going to go ahead with the wedding as expected, and ‘out’ him in front of our friends and family.”
“Alex” could tell something was wrong the next day when she was walking down the aisle.
Once she got to the altar, Casey turned to the crowd – dreading what she was about to do – and said, “There will be no wedding today. It seems ‘Alex’ is not who I thought he was.”
The entire room was stunned and confused about what was happening. “Alex” tried a last-ditch effort to stop his bride by reaching for her hand, but it didn’t work.
With that, Casey went on to read each and every text message out loud.
“With each word, more color left Alex’s face. I let my weeping eyes rise and meet his, and he had not one thing to say. He stalked out of the church with his best man trailing behind him. His family looked on, horrified,” Casey said.
Her intentions weren’t to ruin the day for everyone – all she wanted to do was try and turn the entire disaster around.
“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.”
Her guests all gave a small, awkward round of applause for the humiliated bride. Some of the guests actually cheered. According to one of her guests in attendance, everyone attended the party – all except the groom, his brother, and two of his friends.
“It was certainly not the wedding day I had planned but to our credit, it was one hell of a party,” Casey added.
What do you think about the situation? Would you have done the same if you were in Casey’s shoes?