Casey, the bride, and Alex, the groom, were your typical couple. They were supposed to be getting married in a beautiful ceremony together. Head over heels in love, the two of them were forever happy. They had everything planned down the wire, but they never imagined that things would blow up in their faces just a few hours before the ceremony was to start.
The Happiest Couple
This happy couple never had any problems in their relationship. They were the happiest couple that people knew, and there were never any fights or arguments that other couples had. Both of them believed they were the luckiest ones in the universe.
This happy couple was about to get a surprise and shock unlike anything else, and nothing could prepare the two of them for what they were about to find out.
Six Long Years
These two had been together for quite some time. In fact, they’d been together for over six years! It was a relationship that took off right from the start. As soon as they met, they knew that they were the ones for each other. It was like instant love, and people couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw this beautiful couple end up like this on their wedding day.
What could possibly cause it?
The Dream Couple
Casey and Alex were a dream couple, and people were actually jealous of them. They were always happy and laughing, and no one expected anything was amiss. In fact, not even the couple knew! This dream couple was going to have the happiest life, or so they both thought.
When a few text messages come in and change everything, they’d be scrambling for a foothold.
When Casey and Alex became engaged, it was a huge ordeal. Everyone was there to witness it, and the perfect couple got engaged with all of their family and friends surrounding them. It was one of the happiest days of their lives! In fact, it was so happy that it would be the happiest day for them as a couple until their wedding day.
They weren’t sure how their wedding would top it, and they never guessed it’d be like this.
Planning the Wedding
The couple quickly got to planning the wedding. They knew that they needed to pick everything out and have it been completely custom because their wedding would be like the wedding of the century! Everyone was counting on them to have an epic wedding, so this couple was going to show that happening.
It was about to become the most epic party yet.
Everything a Dream
From every single detail of the food down to the confetti, the wedding was like a dream. They spent a lot of money on everything, and people could not wait to see this perfect couple get married all time. Maybe because they picked out everything so dreamlike it would really end up being a dream!
That’s what Casey and Alex were hoping for after they realized that their wedding day would be unlike anything they planned.
Vowed to Stay Away
As many couples do, these two decided to stay away from each other for a few days before the wedding. They wanted to “miss” each other and reunite on their wedding days like husband and wife. It was a little activity that they knew would help them bond more on their wedding day.
Plus, they each had their bachelor and bachelorette parties to attend!
Texting All Day
The day before the wedding, these two were texting all day long. They couldn’t wait to see each other, and they were sending lots of love through the texts. Casey was so excited to marry the love of her life. Since they had been texting all day, she didn’t think it was weird that she got a few text messages in a row.
However, things were about to become horrible for her.
Words of Love and Encouragement
At first, the text messages she received were love and encouragement from friends and family. They wanted to congratulate her and tell her all about the wonderful choice of husband that she had.
These words of love and encouragement made Casey know that she was making the right choice by marrying Alex. While she never had doubts, it helped to know everyone supported it.
A Different Buzz
She was across the room at her bachelorette party when her phone buzzed differently. It went off a few times and the other bridesmaids snickered and said that she was too popular for her own good. As she grabbed her champagne and made her way over to her phone, she never expected that it would be completely different than she thought.
Things were about to change drastically for her.
Picking Up the Phone
She picked up the phone and got ready to read more texts from her soon to be husband and other friends. In fact, she was looking forward to it all. When she saw that the text messages were from someone she didn’t know, things started seeming strange. Who would be texting her on the night of her wedding?
Then she remembered, she had gotten a new phone, so it was probably someone she forgot to save the number of.
What is This?
Not thinking much of it, she opened the phone and saw that the number was completely different from anyone she knew. She didn’t recognize it at all. As she opened the texts, she saw that there was more than one. Plus, they were nothing like she thought they were going to be.
As she scrolled to the first photo and read what it said, she was shocked.
Dropping the Phone
It didn’t take her long before she read through the first screenshot and the phone dropped out of her hands from a will that was not her own. It hit the floor with a clatter, and she was frozen with her jaw agape.
What she just read had changed everything, and she couldn’t even process what had just happened. Her whole life laid shattered in front of her and she wasn’t sure how she would get out.
Bridesmaids Rush Over
As soon as the phone dropped to the floor, her bridesmaids rushed over. They saw the stricken look of panic that she wore on her face and knew that something bad had just happened. Was Alex hurt or injured?
They didn’t know what had transpired, but they grabbed Casey and held her up as she tried to fall to the floor just like her phone. They never imagined that it would be like this.
Casey rallied herself and picked up her phone once more. In the screenshots were photos and texts between Alex and another woman. There were selfies together, texts saying that he wished she was his girlfriend and other explicit things that no one wants to hear. Alex had been cheating on her.
According to the texts, it had been going on for months, and the last few texts were from just a few days ago. He was still cheating on her.
A Woman’s Worst Nightmare
Needless to say, a wedding being called off the very night before it’s supposed to happen is one of the worst nightmares for a woman. They have spent hours planning this wedding, and now, it wasn’t going to happen.
She couldn’t believe that this was happening to her, and her friends were also shocked. However, they wanted her to know that she wasn’t the only one out there this had happened to.
Not the Only One
Casey was not the only one who had gone through this before. There had been plenty of bad guys who had ruined the weddings the night before. One bride was all dressed up in her wedding dress when her husband had come in and called the wedding off! Another bride had walked in on her husband kissing one of their bridesmaids!
Needless to say, this was a pretty common thing, but Casey’s reaction is what is really interesting.
Other Horror Stories
You can find lots of horror stories that have happened to brides getting married. There are also some for the husbands! One bride was actually lying the whole time, and the groom found out right before she was going tow all down the aisle. As you can imagine, that wedding didn’t go smoothly at all.
They decided to call it quits immediately. But, Casey wasn’t sure what to do.
Back to Reality
While she could sit and wallow, she knew that she had to do something. While some of the stories helped her realize that she wasn’t the only one, they also made her sad. She wanted to know that there were good men out there who wouldn’t hurt her.
The reality hit her like a train, and she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. Thankfully, she had overnight to think about it. She knew that she had to do something.
A Broken Heart
Regardless of what everyone was saying, her heart was broken. She couldn’t believe that this was actually happening. Her future husband had always been so kind and nice, and there weren’t any signs that this was happening.
This was not what she had imagined her big day would be like, but she knew that she now had two options. She could either break it off quietly or go out with a bang.
What Could She Do?
She wasn’t sure what to do with the texts. The woman had sent them all with a message saying, “I wouldn’t marry him. Would you?” This was just hours before she was supposed to walk down the aisle and get married. This shock was unlike anything else she could have imagined.
The love of her life had been cheating on her. The woman had looked completely opposite of her. Casey was blonde and pale; this woman was brunette and olive.
When the bridesmaids read over the texts, there were a lot of threats that came out. They were ready to exact revenge on him, and they even threatened to bring him down! Everyone was furious. How could this have happened less than 24 hours before they were supposed to get married?
This was so shocking that the bridesmaids felt horrible for Casey. They knew that this was going to change their relationship forever.
Shuts it Down
Casey shuts it down immediately. She didn’t want them to threaten him or hurt him, even if he hurt her so bad. With tears in her eyes and streaming down her face, she didn’t know what she could do. She still wanted to marry Alex, but she wanted to marry the Alex that she knew before all of this had transpired.
Was it possible to go back in time and forget that this all happened?
A Better Idea
As much as Casey wished she could do away with it all and just pretend it didn’t’ happen, she knew that it wasn’t a possibility. She had a better idea of what to do. The genius part of it was that it would expose Alex in front of everyone.
The last thing she wanted was for anyone to think that them not getting married was her fault. Their families were friends, and she needed to set the record straight. She was scared.
So Many Years Together
These two had spent so many years together that this really was a tragedy that was unlike anything else out there. With so many years, she thought that she had known him. However, it turned out that she hadn’t. The betrayal hurt the most, and she couldn’t’ believe that she was going to have to change her life because of his choices.
He broke the fundamental rule of every relationship, and it was going to be paid for.
How to Go On?
A part of her wanted to crawl up and wallow about everything she was going through. She had planned a whole life, and now, it wasn’t going to be like anything she thought. Not only was she hurt and felt broken, but she was also humiliated.
She couldn’t believe that everyone would know that her fiancé had cheated on her for so long, and that part was hard for her. But, then she realized, it was his fault, not hers. He needed to pay!
Wanted the Final Word
She decided that she really wanted to have the last word. While she definitely felt like yelling and screaming at him, she knew that she would be painted much better to go out gracefully. There was only one way to do this. She knew that she had to put together a plan, so they spent the rest of the night planning how to do it.
It would be the surprise of the century for everyone at the wedding, but she couldn’t’ wait.
Should She Tell Everyone Else?
When she came up with her plan, she had to decide whether or not she should tell everyone else. It was going to be a pretty big deal, and she may need some help. On the other hand, she wanted people to be as surprised as she was.
The last thing she wanted was for him to get away and be able to leave before she got to have the final word. She knew that he needed to still think the wedding was happening.
Decided to Leave it as a Surprise
In true revenge fashion, she decided that she would leave it as a surprise for him. Obviously, everyone was going to be surprised. The only people she told were her bridesmaids, and they were sworn to secrecy. She didn’t even tell her parents!
This was going to shock everyone, and all she could hope for was that people would support her after hearing it all.
The next morning, Casey got ready as nothing else had happened. She got dressed in her wedding dress and did her makeup. A professional came in and did her hair just like she had planned. Since everything was already paid for, she knew that she might as well go through with it.
Canceling a wedding a few hours before wouldn’t have gotten anyone their money back.
He Looked Handsome
As she walked down the aisle, she had to take notice. He looked so handsome in his suit. If they were getting married, it would have been everything that she’d ever wanted. But, seeing him look so good only hurt her more. She knew that everything was going to change after today, and it made her nervous.
For a minute, she wondered if she could actually go through with it all.
She Looked Beautiful
However, she also looked beautiful. She had gotten all dressed up as if they were really getting married because she didn’t want him to guess what was happening. Wearing her dress and looking as beautiful as ever, she walked down the aisle. Of course, this was a little strange.
She had a hard time keeping a straight face. Some of the crowd probably thought she was just so happy, but little did they know, they were all in for a treat.
Walking Down the Aisle
She waited for the happy music to start, and she got in position. Her father was by her side, and she apologized for what she was about to do. He didn’t know what she meant, but she walked down the aisle. With each step, her feet dragged.
It was like there was led in her stomach, and she wasn’t sure how she would get out without bursting into tears. Was this the best plan after all?
As Casey walked down the aisle, she didn’t try to fool anyone. She was not happy, and she knew it. There was no point in trying to hide it when she was about to change everything in a few moments. Casey didn’t slap on a smile or pretend that this was the happiest day of her life.
In fact, she walked down with tears in her eyes.
He Knew Something Was Up
As soon as she stepped foot on the aisle with her father, he could tell that something was up. Her face wasn’t happy, and he knew that because of the years they had spent together. It was going to be epic. There was no way he could’ve known that something really bad was happening, so it was still a pretty strange surprise.
While he knew that something was wrong, he didn’t know what it could possibly be.
Alex started off smiling, but when he saw Casey, his smile wavered. Why did she look so upset? He knew that she was not happy, but it didn’t make sense. Why would she not be happy on their wedding day? The closer she got, the more Alex started to worry that something was wrong.
This was not his Casey, and he wasn’t sure how to react to the woman in front of him, sad and lost.
Still Couldn’t Believe it
As she watched his face change from happy to confused, she still couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t believe that the man in front of her who had proclaimed to love her no matter what was actually a lying cheater. It turned to be the worst thing she had ever gone through. How could someone who loved her cheat on her?
She was tearing up just thinking about it.
Silent For A Moment
Doing as most people would do, she took a moment of silence to gain her thoughts. Everyone was ready for the wedding, but she was just staring at him. It was going to be one of the last times she ever saw him. She was in shock, felt betrayed, and of course, she was so very sad and heartbroken.
A man that she loved dearly wasn’t who she thought he was. How could this be happening to her?
It all played out in slow motion. She memorized every part of his body and every plane on his face. She didn’t want to forget him, but at the same time, she wanted to forget everything about him. She was at a loss for words, and before she knew it, it was time to do exactly what she had planned.
For a moment, she wasn’t sure whether she had the heart to do it or not.
Dropping the Bouquet
When Casey got to the altar, she tried to smile at Alex. It hurt so bad to see him standing there in his wedding gear, ready to make them husband and wife like nothing else had gone wrong. It was all the proof that she needed to know that she wasn’t going to marry him.
She couldn’t marry someone who was lying to her all this time. It was time for things to change, and she knew it.
Revealing the Phone
She dropped the bouquet and revealed her phone behind it. Alex was shocked. He wasn’t sure why she had her phone, but neither was anyone else. It seemed that everyone was waiting for the ball to drop.
When Casey turned to the crowd, she announced that there wouldn’t be a wedding after all.
She apologized for it, but then she held out her phone.
Diving Right In
All that she had to think about was the horrible messages that had been sent to her and she remembered what she was doing. She didn’t take long to dive right in and tell everyone what had happened. Of course, there was more to that. She wanted everyone to know exactly why the wedding wasn’t going to be happening today. There was only so much that she could say to it all.
As she pulled up the text messages, she read each one word for word. With each word muttered, people were shocked. There were gasps of horror and no one could imagine how that would happen. People looked at Alex like he had done something horrible, and he had. They couldn’t believe the words they were hearing her say.
Alex waited until Casey was done, but then he ran out of the church. His best man followed behind him, and everyone was left reeling with the shock. Alex’s family was horrified, and they sat rooted to their seats. Alex didn’t even try to defend himself, which goes to show that he was just as guilty as everyone else thought. Everyone was shocked. In fact, they weren’t quite sure how to react! It was crazy. As she went on and on, the guests were gasping audibly. Obviously, it was hard to believe! They had all come for a beautiful wedding.
On the flip side, they were witnessing the demise of a relationship that they never saw ending. They had been such a solid relationship that everyone looked up to. How could this really be happening?
Just Like a Movie
It was just like a movie. The way everyone reacted was exactly how it would have played out on the screen. With him running out and everyone gasping and staring, it was exactly what she was hoping for. She wanted him to be as humiliated as she was, but then, she wanted things to change as well. She knew that they couldn’t always be malicious, but she needed her moment to tell her fiancé she knew what had transpired. When he ran out, everyone started to react.
They couldn’t believe what was really going on! They thought it was all an elaborate hoax, but as it would turn out, it was definitely real. They were shocked as could be. But the most shocked was the bride herself. It was an unexplainable event that she never wanted to relive. This was nothing like she imagined her wedding would be. It was a heartbreaking thing.
Applause and Horror
There were some pretty split reactions. Some people were applauding her for her bravery and incredible sacrifice. However, some were also horrified. They couldn’t believe that she put all their dirty laundry out there!
Still, more people were proud than those who were stinkers about it. They really enjoyed that she went out of her way to say the things she did, but this was just the start of everything that would happen.
Obviously, reading the text messages was pretty intense. She had to wipe away the tears that had fallen because it was intense. She didn’t’ want to cry in front of everyone, but it would have been unrealistic had she not. She realized that her marriage wasn’t going to happen and the last few years of her life had been a waste of time. It was heartbreaking for her, and all she could do was say goodbye.
Time to Party
But, to surprise everyone else, she said that it was time for a party. She wanted to celebrate the honest and good love in the world, and she also wanted to toast to finding love for herself one day. Obviously, it wasn’t going to be happening very soon for her, but her bravery shocked everyone. Granted, since everything was already paid for, what could they do? They knew they had to use it!
Casey gathered her emotions and announced to the crowd that this would not be a wedding. However, she said that the party would go on since they had already paid for everything. They couldn’t get their money back. They celebrated finding true love and honesty, without the cheater who caused it all. Casey got her revenge.
An Epic Rebound
He ran off but she was ready to have an epic rebound. She didn’t know whether he was going to go back with the girl he cheated on her with, but she didn’t care anymore. She was sad, of course, but she wanted to move on. They partied all night long, and it was the most fun she had been able to have in quite some time. She felt free and liberated, but deep down, she also was a little concerned. Things were going to change. She knew that they would still have to meet up.
There was a lot of stuff that they had together at their shared apartment, and figuring out all of that was going to be extremely difficult. She didn’t want to think about it. He had been a coward to cheat on her, but he’d also been a coward to run off at the wedding without saying anything and owning up to the text messages. That had just proved his guilt!
Expects Some Talk
She expects that there will have to be some talking between the two of them. However, she said she is going to use her friends and family to try and rearrange everything so she won’t have to see him in person. While she was pretty upset, she was actually thankful that the woman had sent her all of those text messages between the two of them. Despite everything, she knows that the two of them talking won’t change anything.
She said that even though she loves him, she can’t imagine trusting him ever again. What he did was unforgivable in her mind. She wants to move on and act like it didn’t happen, and she believes that it’s the best way to handle things. Even with that, things are going to be weird for her.
Excited to Get Back Out There
One thing she is really excited about is to get back out there and find a love that she can be with for the rest of her life. She wants a love that loves her as much as she loves him, and she isn’t sure where she’ll find that.
She knows that when she does find love again, it will be like the fairytales. She won’t settle for anything less than that, and she knows that she deserves that much.
Finding True Love
Finding true love will come when it does, and she knows that her ex wasn’t what she thought it was. She also believes that everything happens for a reason. Had she been able to go back in time, she wouldn’t have been so trusting.
It’s going to affect her for a little while, but she hopes that things will be different for herself in the future. In fact, she has some really helpful advice for everyone who is in love or will be in love.
Her future advice for everyone is that she believes they should follow their hearts. While she hadn’t doubted her ex, she knew that they weren’t always the happiest couple. She thought that a marriage would help that.
Now, knowing what she found out, she would’ve followed her heart a long time ago and put herself first. That’s the only way to live.