As 23-year-old bride Christine Jo Miller walked towards her college sweetheart Jon on their wedding day in September, tears streamed down her face.
Wearing a stunning lace gown, and holding the arm of her father, Christine’s tears were not the usual tears of joy. Christine was actually in an incredible amount of pain after suffering an allergic reaction to the flowers she had used in her wedding bouquet.
She looked so miserable, some guests wondered whether she was having second thoughts as she was walking down the aisle.
“I literally couldn’t see my husband when I was saying my vows because my vision went blurry,” Christine told The Huffington Post.
“Our pastor cut it short and married us in a hurry because of the pain I was in.”
"She was struggling to keep her eyes open, and they were constantly watering. She just looked miserable," Jon told Inside Edition.
Moments after finishing their vows, the newlywed pair rushed straight to the hospital room, where a nurse administered a steroid shot, eye drops and pain medication.
It was then the couple learned what had gone so wrong: the flowers Christine had picked for her bouquet from her own property the night before her wedding were actually poisonous.
When Christine washed her face with her hands the day of her wedding, she didn't realise the plant's poisonous sap was still on her fingers.
With the right group of gals, the perfect man at the end of the aisle, and the family that goes above and beyond for you-- forgetting the rings, forgetting the unity rope, getting 1 hr of sleep before the wedding, forgetting wedding shoes, having your veil fall off twice during the ceremony, getting an allergic reaction at your wedding, taking a trip to the ER for a shot in the butt between ceremony and reception and getting ready to walk into your reception in Jammie's 3 hrs late doesn't seem so bad. My HUSBAND got an early peep show so that's was good enough for him and I have some of the best ladies holding the fort down til I get there with my party pants on..... this will definitely be a story to tell ???? #millermade2017 #wedding