All women know that the days leading up to your wedding day are not only stressful, but also exciting and wonderful. Your friends and family are celebrating you and the love you have with your future partner, and you basically get to spend time surrounded by love and appreciation.
But, when you find out horrible, devastating news about your soon-to-be husband just the night before you say “I do,” your plans can soon change. One woman shared the sudden change of plans that occurred between her and her fiancé after she received horrifying text messages less than 24-hours before their wedding.
Former “bride” Danielle Colley shared her story on Whimn, a trying tale of how she turned heartbreak and devastation into sweet, savage revenge on her fiancé. She shared that the night before her wedding, she was partying with her bridesmaid when her phone kept going off repeatedly. Finally checking, thinking it would be a congratulatory message from a friend or family, she was shocked to see something about her fiancé having an affair. She said:
The message was a series of screenshots from a number I didn’t recognise. The accompanying message simply said, “I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?”
The screenshots were of conversations between my husband-to-be and another woman. Loads of them, including selfies of the pair. 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.
According to the article, she had to read through dozens of text messages between the two, even ones that were knocking her. The texts only stopped with timestamps days before their wedding. The text messages:
This weekend. You and I. It is on, hot stuff. Bring your A game.
Your body is fucking incredible. And shit do you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do.
I miss you so much. I can’t stop thinking about L, S, F’ing you. I’ve never had this kind of connection before.
After sharing the news with her bridesmaids, they obviously responded the way that friends would—threatening physical violence against her fiancé. But, she was conflicted as to how she wanted to go about the next few hours.
But I loved Alex. I wanted to marry Alex tomorrow. I was too shocked and sad to be angry. I didn’t call him.
Instead of calling off the entire wedding, the next day, she decided to walk down the aisle in her wedding dress, pretend that everything is okay, but…she would “out” him in front of everyone they know and love instead of reading her vows.
I walked down the aisle with leaden feet, my dream dress now just a costume. As he saw my face he knew this was not an ecstatic woman on her big day, but he had no idea what was coming. I arrived at the front of the room, took a big breath and I faced our friends, our parents and I told them the truth about Alex.
“It seems Alex is not who I thought he was.”
A ripple of shock went through the crowd and Alex tried to grab my hands but I put down my flowers to reveal my phone in my hand. I read every single message she sent me. With each word, more colour left Alex’s face.
She reported that her, now ex-fiancé, left with his best man running behind him—leaving his family and friends shocked.
If you were to ask me, I think this woman has the most courage and guts I’ve ever seen in my life. If I were her, I would have lit “Alex” on fire with a blowtorch. On the bright side, she did keep that wedding party going—but, as a celebration.
“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.”
I give all of the props and all of the praise to this woman. A powerful, brilliant, and brave role model all women should follow. Be a savage, and show them who’s boss.