Casey* was poised to marry Alex*, the man she loved more than anything else in the world. In the hours leading up to the wedding, she got multiple X-rated texts that showed her fiance had been sleeping with another woman for several months. Casey almost canceled the wedding but soon thought of an even better idea. She would take advantage of the situation and make the best of it – in her own way.
*Names have been changed
Going back to the beginning of the story, before she got the messages, Casey was enjoying the countdown to her wedding with some of her closest friends. The ecstatic bride-to-be was spending time with her friends in a fancy hotel room specifically meant for catching up before the wedding. Of course, there was plenty of champagne in the mix.
Casey did not want a wild, traditional bachelorette party. She rather wanted an intimate get together with her friends. Something more relaxing where she could totally unwind before the big day that she always dreamed of.
The Australian bride had been with her fiance Alex for six years. She spoke about how she knew immediately that he was The One. Casey seriously believed everything was turning out flawlessly. Even their families became close. There was everything needed for a fairytale ending.
So Many Calls
While Casey was enjoying her party, her phone vibrated with a text message. She just assumed it would be Alex or maybe just be another person congratulating her and wishing her well before the wedding. But, she didn’t really think anything of it.
With a glass in her hand, Casey walked across the room to her phone and read the new message, just as a bridesmaid commented on how busy her phone had been that night. She did not recognize the number but read the message anyway.
The text revealed that Alex had been with another woman for months, and Casey now had copies of the X-rated messages exchanged between him and the woman. All the proof was there in unpleasant detail.
Heartbreak & Horror
The message was from a woman that Casey did not know. Her heart was shattered and brought her to tears, she was absolutely horrified. As it turned out, Alex hadn’t been the honest and committed fiance Casey was so sure he was.
Dagger To The Heart
Casey looked at the dates that Alex and this mysterious woman had been messaging each other back and forth. They dated back as far as a few months ago. But the most recent one was only a few days back.
Together with the screenshots of the messages, there was one question: “I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?” Reading all the texts, Casey became painfully aware of Alex’s serious betrayal. The texts had begun months back, and they continued even up to a few days before the wedding.
The Tears Came
That was the moment when Casey realized that the messages were, in fact, real. They showed the ugly truth about what was going on the entire time. As she read them, tears began to fall down her cheeks. “Every word was like a dagger in my heart,” Casey said.
Speaking in a video named The Psychology of Cheating, Dr. Rowan Burckhardt said there are two main motives for infidelity. The first was that the cheater probably sees a problem or some kind of issue with the relationship. The second is the straying party not having romantic feelings for their partner anymore, or at all.
In the start of the video, Dr. Burckhardt goes on to say that a person can react to a problem by stepping “out of the relationship” into someone else’s arms. On the flip side, the cheater has to find this “romantic connection” somewhere else, outside said relationship. That’s when “attraction for a person outside the relationship becomes all the greater”.
Casey’s friends had brainstormed their own ideas to help Casey get revenge. They suggested it would be a great idea to just leave the hotel and enjoy her honeymoon alone. They also said she did not owe Alex any explanation. However, Casey didn’t think that their suggestion was good enough.
Casey most likely hadn’t thought about these things while it was all happening. After a sleepless night where she tossed and turned, she decided that since the wedding expenses were already spent and people had arrived by then, that she wouldn’t cancel it. Instead, she wanted to get revenge on Alex for what he did to her all those months.
On the day of the wedding, Casey woke up bright and early. Her hairstylist and makeup artist were there to make her look even more beautiful for her “special day”. Later on, Casey said that her dress felt more like a “costume”.
On the day of the wedding, Casey was shaking with nerves, just like any other bride would be. However, instead of focusing on a happy life together, Casey was thinking of nothing but revenge. She said in an interview, “This was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. Instead, I knew it was the end of my dream relationship, and everyone was going to witness it.”
A Beautiful Day
As the sun rose higher in the sky, it seemed to promise an absolutely gorgeous day ahead. Casey couldn’t get past her anger, frustration, and sadness. Neither could her friends, for that matter, but she asked them to play along with the wedding party as if nothing was wrong. She wanted things to seem normal to the guests, and even more importantly, Alex.
As the day went on, each and every minute felt like a full hour to Casey. She did her best to make everything seem fine for the sake of the guests and she felt thankful that Alex was only meant to arrive closer to the time of the reception.
A Whole Lot Of Love
Aside from that detail, the day would have been a lovely one, as Casey was surrounded by her dear friends and family who were enjoying themselves with nice food and plenty of laughter. All the same, just under the surface, Casey knew things were going to take a sharp turn, and soon.
Walking Down The Aisle
As Casey slowly walked down the aisle as planned, Alex was waiting at the altar. Anticipating the dramatic scene that would soon unfold. She reached the waiting groom with absolutely no intention of reciting any vows.
When Casey got to the end of the aisle, she handed her maid of her honor bouquet of flowers and took out her phone. Rather than reciting her vows, she began to read out the text messages between Alex and the other woman to everyone in the hall.
Later on, Casey said that her dress felt more like a “costume”.
No Wedding Today
“I stood at the front of the room in my wedding dress and looked out at the excited faces of our friends and family,” Casey recalled. “My hands were shaking, but not nearly as much as my insides quivered.” She then began her shocking speech, announcing that there would be “no wedding today.”
She then spoke about all the humiliating and intimate details Alex and his mystery woman had messaged each other about. Plenty of messages had explicit sexual references that went into a lot of detail. One said “Your body is f****** incredible. And s*** do you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do”.
Another message read, “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.” Despite the fact that a lot of the messages were way too detailed, Casey thought reading them to the guests would be a fantastic way to humiliating Alex, just how he had humiliated her all this time.
Not only was Alex shocked but so were the guests, they were flabbergasted as Casey continued to read the messages aloud. What specifically hurt Casey the most was that Alex actually cared for this woman.
Now that his dirty little secret was out in the open, Alex didn’t stay for long after that. He rushed out of the church in a hurry, ignoring the shocked faces of his family and friends while leaving them all behind.
Let The Party Continue
It seemed very fitting that Casey would have the final word. She then announced to the guests that the rest of the wedding would go on and instead be a party for all to celebrate and enjoy themselves.
Casey went on to say, “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.” Despite her broken heart, Casey apparently had “one hell of a party”.
Party The Night Away
As one of the guests quoted posted, everyone except the groom, his brother, and his two best friends went to the reception and danced away their hardships. It was certainly not the wedding they had planned on attending but turned out to be a great party!
As soon as the story got to the internet, it gained popularity and went viral overnight. Even Elle magazine had a poll up on their site for the readers to vote if they would have done the same thing. Around 60% of the readers said they would do exactly what Casey had done. But what did everyone else have to say on the matter? What would happen next in Casey’s life?
Of course, once the story was all over the internet, people had a lot to say about it. Many people expressed their own opinions and what they would have done had they been in Casey’s situation. A lot wished the bride well and praised her for her strength and bravery.
Meanwhile, a lot of people have praised Casey for how she handled the situation. Graham Houghton said, “A very brave woman who deserves and will certainly find someone better. I wish her luck and happiness.”
What A Strong Woman
Will Agee said something similar, “Wow! Very strong and forward-thinking of her! Honesty is the best policy with self and others! Blessing all!”. But there were others who thought that her approach was uncalled for and insensitive.
“Intolerant Liberal” even went so far as suggesting that this story be made into a Hollywood movie. He said, “Hollywood will no doubt be making a version, a rom-com, set in Boston, starring Brad Pitt as the baddie, Jennifer Aniston as the wronged, and a plethora of other B-list stars. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.”
After that whole mess, one question remained: what does Casey plan on doing next? What about Alex? Will Casey decide to go on the honeymoon herself to pamper herself after all she’s been through? Will Alex try to apologize or call Casey?
The Future Is Bright
Who knows what the future holds for these two… Even though she didn’t have the happy ending she was hoping for and dreaming of, we can only wish Casey all the very best for her future.
This was definitely a difficult experience to go through, and we can’t help but think about the important lesson Casey must have learned in the process: make sure to take care of yourself first before the people around you!
It sounds somewhat self-centered, we know. But, there is a saying on the matter that phrases it well, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. It applies to self-care especially. If someone puts themselves last and only focuses on helping other people, who will be there to help them?
The one thing we hope for Casey in her future is finding the right person for her. And by that, we mean the correct man for her, who will care for her just as much as he should. Next time around, surely she’ll be with the perfect one for her and finally have the happy ending she so badly wanted.
Despite the fact that in this case, the bride called off the wedding, it isn’t such an unusual thing for the groom to do the same. One bride, who will remain nameless, had a worse situation believe it or not. While planning her wedding, her sister revealed she was pregnant. If it were you, wouldn’t you be overjoyed? Well, in this case, the bride was not happy about the matter at all. In fact, she got so angry, that she removed her sister from the wedding so she wouldn’t ’cause problems’ with her pregnancy due to dress alterations. To top it off, the bride went on to say how this pregnancy was so poorly timed.
The worst part of this bride’s terrible attitude was that her pregnant sister had been trying for a baby for several years before this pregnancy happened. And yet, all the bride had to say on the matter was how inconvenient the pregnancy was.Fast forward to a few months later, and the bride is with her mother as well as the wedding planner. In the middle of their meeting, the bride’s mother receives a phone call. The call lasts the entire meeting, and when the mother of the bride returns, she looks like she had been crying. It turned out that the bride’s sister lost the baby.
Bride And Prejudice
Fast forward to a few months later, and the bride is with her mother as well as the wedding planner. In the middle of their meeting, the bride’s mother receives a phone call. The call lasts the entire meeting, and when the mother of the bride returns, she looks like she had been crying. It turned out that the bride’s sister lost the baby.
Turn Of Events
Without any hesitation, the bride then said her sister could be in the wedding since she was no longer pregnant. Her mother immediately froze. In a deadly soft voice, she says to the bride she will no longer pay for the wedding. Naturally, the bride immediately panicked and looked simply horrified. She began shrieking and waving her arms, screeching questions at her now silent mother who was walking away. The bride’s mother left, her back straight as a rod, with her screaming daughter trailing behind her.
Canceled By The Groom
After the entire meltdown, the wedding planner was let go. Don’t worry, she was completely fine about the whole arrangement since she had no interest in planning this bridezilla’s wedding in any case. Just twenty-four hours later, the entire wedding was canceled. By whom? Well, by the groom himself.
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