A savage bride dumped her husband-to-be on the morning of their wedding after she found out that he lied. Then, she carried on with the wedding without him by wearing her white wedding dress, partying with friends, and going on a solo honeymoon.
Harriet Butler discovered on her wedding day that her groom to be had ruined her dream day by failing to pay for their wedding venue. Immediately she was informed of this by her family, she cried and screamed, “The wedding is off!”. Everyone thought it was a joke but she was serious.
However, she still stepped out for her wedding dressed in her beautiful £900 gown to the cheers of her family.
As there was no wedding venue, since her groom didn’t pay for it as he claimed, Harriet decided to throw a party anyway in the nearby house where the couple had planned to spend their honeymoon.
32-year-old Harriet said: “Because everyone was here I just thought we should make a day of it.
“I wasn’t going to let this be a horrible day so I put on my wedding dress, the bridesmaids put on their outfits, everyone else dressed up and the photographer came round too.”
Avoiding calls from her former fiance Kevin Rogers, Harriet sipped gin and tonics with her friends and posed for photographs in a dinghy lent to them by the local mayor in Bude, Cornwall.
Harriet and Kevin had been due to tie the knot at the boutique An Mor Hotel. They had met in 2015 and Harriet soon became pregnant with Harper, now two. She also has a daughter, Imogen, six, from a previous relationship.
When initial payments to the hotel were missed, Kevin reassured his bride-to-be that it was all a misunderstanding. Harriet discovered the bill had not been paid in full only a few hours before their ceremony was due to start.
“It’s not just about the money,” she said. “It was also such a kick in the face that he didn’t talk to me about it.”
Last night, 41-year-old Kevin, who had run into business troubles, said he did not tell Harriet to avoid worrying her and was convinced he could sort out things in time.
He added: “Now I have lost everything. It has broken my heart.