Groom Dumps Bride At Reception After She Leaves Him At The Altar
Cailyn Finkel 1/31/2018
When we hear of a bride leaving her groom at the altar, thoughts of cold feet, overwhelming nerves and regret flow into our minds. But the reason Nikki Tuohy left her soon-to-be husband at the altar wasn't due to her nervousness - instead, it was all because of a series of unfortunate events.
Sadly, her marriage was over before it even started...
By all accounts, Nikki and Darren Ferne's relationship was a whirlwind romance. They started chatting online, and soon their relationship blossomed into something more serious. To the surprise of everyone, the couple got engaged just five short weeks after they started talking over the computer.
Even though their engagement seemed sudden, Nikki told The Sun that Darren was everything she ever hoped for:
"I was in love and blown away, but it was too soon. So when he asked again three months later, on Valentine's Day 2015, I said yes. He was my perfect man."
Together, Darren and Nikki spent the following year and a half planning their dream wedding.
With the dress picked out, makeup booked and travel plans arranged, the couple felt like they were ready to profess their love for one another in front of their friends and family.
Thankfully, the rehearsal went off without a hitch, and the pair was excited to make things official the next day. Nikki spoke to The Sun about their shared joy on the rehearsal day:
"It had gone perfectly and the best part was we got to do it all again for real the next day."
So when it finally came time to say "I do," Nikki headed to a nearby department store to get her makeup done. However, instead of feeling glamorous when she left the store, Nikki looked at herself and gasped. The department store makeup artist caked on product to the point where she barely looked like herself.
She rushed back to her house to wash off her face and do the makeup over again by herself when she realized there was just 90 minutes until she had to be at the hotel to get ready.
As soon as she got home, another gut-punch was delivered. Her parents were waiting at the house with her children - her parents announced that they wouldn't be going to her wedding, as they didn't approve of the relationship in the first place.
The minutes ticked on as Nikki tried to grab her makeup, talk down her parents and get her children ready for the big day.
Thankfully, she managed to get herself and the kids out the door and to the wedding prep location with 30 minutes to spare. Just as she started to apply her makeup a thought popped into her brain: she left her daughter's flower girl dress at home!
"I started crying. I had a bare face, no make-up on, no dress on, no flower girl dress and half an hour to get ready."
To make matters worse, one of Nikki's bridesmaids texted her to let her know she couldn't make it... This was the worst few hours of her life.
With less than 30 minutes before the ceremony started and the church more than 20 miles away, Nikki knew making it there and getting her daughter's dress from the house was out of the question.
Unfortunately, Darren was not a patient man. He briefly tried to calm down the guests and get the officiant to stay, but it just wasn't in the cards.
"Darren was livid. He'd been left standing in front of the guests, pleading with the vicar to wait but there were more weddings taking place."
By the time Nikki got to that side of town, the reception was in full swing and Darren had walked out of their lives for good. Nikki told The Sun that her wedding day was far worse than anything she ever could've imagined:
"I wish the rehearsal the night before had been the real thing. It was perfect and now we'd be man and wife.
It was my fault. I just got so overwhelmed with things to do on the day that I had a meltdown. I feel like I have lost everything."
Even though Nikki tried to call Darren to the honeymoon suite to talk things out, he wasn't open to the discussion and she spent the entire night crying. Now she's holding herself up as a single woman and trying to keep everything in perspective from here on out!
We wish her nothing but the best in the years to come.