Pastor Stops Wedding, Leaves Bride in Tears
By | July 21, 2022
When people imagine their wedding day, they imagine a hall full of smiling people, happy for them as they mark this new chapter of their lives. They imagine their partner looking up at them with so much love, happiness, and anticipation to spend the rest of their lives together. Never in their wildest dreams do they imagine a scenario where their wedding will have to stop halfway as they cry their eyes out in pain and disappointment.
Unfortunately, this is how our bride's story begins. Ashley was so happy that her dream wedding was coming to reality. She couldn't believe that a person, her dream man, was standing beside her on the altar, ready to tie the knots. Until the pastor motioned her forward and ruined everything.
Ashley was well dressed and looked gorgeous. She gave a stir at her soon-to-be husband "Will" and gave him an amazing smile but he never looked in her direction, neither did he gaze or give back the smile which made Ashley wonder what could have happened.
Ashley and Will had been dating for seven years now. It all started when they were sixteen years of age. Ashley was ready to get married, and have a home of hers and kids to make the family complete like most of her friends. Will had always been her backbone and had always been of support to her until this very day.
Blood Runs Thick
Ashley had a younger sister, Hannah. Hannah suffered from down syndrome, which meant that Ashley had to be by her side at all times just to take care of her younger sister. The closeness between them was very tight, ever since when Ashley and Will had been together, Will had always been there for Hannah as well. Hannah was beginning to find out that his closeness was something beyond friendship.
Ashley and Hannah were like five and six from the day Hannah was born. She had always been there for her sister especially when she needed her the most. When Ashley started dating Will, she made him understand that there would be more responsibilities for him to handle. Knowing fully well how Hannah and Ashley were, Will started getting closer to Hannah without revealing his intention to Ashley.
Hannah and Ashley made a deal from childhood to be inseparable. Meanwhile, Ashley had explained to Will that Hannah would always be with her, and Will agreed without any doubt. Will spent a lot of time with both sisters. Ashley thought she had found the man of her dreams never knowing that Will had some devilish plan already.
Building A Connection
Will and Ashley got very close together. She loved him so dearly because of the closeness he had with her sister Hannah. Ashley never worried about the closeness between her sister and Will. Sooner, the truth will unveil about the closeness between them.
Ashley assured herself that she would eventually get married to Will someday. Countless times, she had always thought about marriage, and this time, Will would agree without any doubt. Ashley was already twenty-five years of age, and most of her friends were married already with children, this made her feel bad and worried which resulted in her thinking.
Will understood what was going on between the two sisters and tried to play smartly knowing fully well that Ashley wanted to stylishly ask him for marriage. But marrying Ashley is not on his list, and he has been hiding a big secret from her.
Someone Else On His Mind
One beautiful morning, Will told Ashley to go on a trip with him, and Ashley knew it was the right time to ask such a question. Unfortunately, Will had someone else in mind he intended to marry. He was with Ashley, but he kept thinking about another woman.
Will became overly secretive. He's making calls in private, hiding his phone when Ashleywalksd in the room. Ashley could feel him pulling away but she chalked it up to be the aftermath of getting a new job. If only she knew, she would have paid more attention.
WIll took Ashley to a nice resort that was out of the country. Ashley had a lot of time on getting there and went to the spa. After which Will texted her so she could meet him for a walk. It appeared that Will's conscience was nudging him to do the right thing and come clean about his emotions.
Surprisingly, Will went down on one kneel and gave an outstanding proposal to Ashley. Ashley was blushing, astonished by much excitement as to whether to say a yes or not.
On one hand, Ashley wanted to spend her forever with Will. He was literally perfect. But she couldn't shake the feeling that she was missing something. As Will noticed her hesitation, he held his breath and waited for the rejection he was so sure was coming. To his surprise, Ashley dropped down to join him and accepted his proposal. Now the tricky part began. Will had to find a way to make a clean break.
Ashley wasn't the type of person who gave up easily. She tries to make sure that her efforts are not in vain. In preparation for her wedding, she had to get some assistance from her mum and close friends. Things were perfect. Too perfect, in fact. It only made sense that everything would go wrong.
The Signs Were There
Hannah on her part sent selfies of herself to Will and he replied with "two sexy ladies" with fire emoji meaning "hot". Even as Will had disclosed the hint unaware, Ashley was not prepared for what would happen on the day of the wedding.
Ashley's wedding was done following the normal wedding procedure, she spent all morning getting well prepared with a nice kinky hairstyle and a fabulous makeover. Just to lighten up her mood, Ashley played her favorite music, taking a glass of champagne to ease off her anxiety. She was floating on clouds, unaware that she was about to crash.
She still couldn't believe that her dreams were coming to reality, the dream of getting married to Will. She had her entire family with her, including her beloved sister. She was so emotional. Unknowingly for her, Will had other intentions.
"Oh my God!!! This can't be happening to me on a good day like this. How could she do this to me?'' These were the words she said to herself on getting to the church and finding out that someone so close to her heart wasn't in the church.
Lost and Adrift
Apparently, Hannah had just suddenly disappeared and no one could find her. She started having panic attacks because she felt that the wedding wouldn't hold without Hannah being by her side to share her happiest moment. Ashley was so lost.
Hannah wasn't picking up her calls, and Ashley was about to go in search of her. Her friends intervened and promised to look for Hannah, but Ashley had to be at the altar. She had already delayed the wedding and people were beginning to whisper.
Ashley couldn't hold back her tears as she imagined walking down the aisle with Will that fateful day. She was also upset that Hannah was missing all of this. All eyes were fixed on Ashley, which made her feel like the princess and queen she ever wished for. At that moment the thought of Hannah being missing escaped her mind as that joyous moment was all she could focus on.
As Ashley walked down the aisle to hug Will, she could sense that something wasn't right with him. He looked so nervous and sweaty which made her think something was fishy. She didn't want to overreact. Maybe he was just scared about taking a vow in the public congregation. Soon the truth would be known about his nervousness.
After their marriage vows had been read she still sensed that something fishy was still going on with Will. To everyone's surprise, the chapel door opened and someone stepped in. Everyone turned to look.
The Other Shoe Drops
It was Hannah, someone Ashley thought was missing. As she walked up the altar to join Will and Ashley, murmurs, shocked gasps, and whispers followed her. Hannah had surprisingly appeared in a wedding dress. There was confusion among the crowd.
What A Disaster!
Hannah stood at the altar with the newly wedded couple. Ashley, who was looking surprised, had just one question on her mind. "Had they been together behind my back all this while? Or am I still imagining thoughts in my head?" Will knelt on one knee and faced Hannah. The congregation went wild with chatter. Ashley was so shocked.
She couldn't believe her eyes. The embarrassing display before her was made worse when the pastor pulled her aside to allow Will and Hannah to take center stage. She couldn't help it anymore. She burst into tears of pain and heartbreak.
Say That Again
If she would be his best friend for life, she didn't think of giving a second thought to his request and she immediately replied with a "Yes" response and they both hugged.
This was so wonderful. Ashley was amazed as she went down in tears of joy because she was overwhelmed by the drama that just occurred between Will and Hannah. She realized how sweet Will was in touchingly treating her sister.
Best Wedding Ever
For so many reasons, it turned out to be the best day for Ashley, a day of emotions and drama for her to imagine. Not only was Ashley excited about getting married but also marrying the love of her life and making the right choice. Ashley could not control her emotions that her sister Hannah was included in her celebration.
All Is Well That Ends Well
Hannah and Will took their best friends' vow as well making a promise to be best friends forever. After their vows were made, the pastor asked them to hug each other, which they did happily. Ashley could not help with the thought of finally getting a perfect man who she would spend eternity with. As the party was over, Ashley rested her head on Will's shoulder and thanked him for his kind gesture, Hannah joined them and hugged them both.