Getting ditched on your wedding day. It hurts to think about.
But it’s also a blessing in disguise.
Cyndi Maisonneuve, from Toronto, Canada, woke up on the day of her dream wedding in Hawaii. Everything was perfect. She and her lovely fiancée had spent months planning it together. She wasn’t nervous as she went for a morning jog, telling herself to savour every second of the day. She was just excited for the sunset beach ceremony she’d always dreamed of.
Her sister helped her get ready. Cyndi was in her hotel room, veil on, tingling with excitement – when her dream man, her best friend, her fiancée, broke up with her.
“He came into the room and said we needed to talk alone. He was crying. I assumed he was letting the emotion of the day get to him. Then he said it. “I don’t think I can do this.” I couldn’t understand. I asked: “Are you joking?” Cyndi told The Guardian.
Ouch. Allllll the ouch.
He had already packed his suitcase and passport. Cyndi’s older sister stepped in and yelled at him until he fled the room. (Um, WHAT A LEGEND.)
So what did Cyndi do? Well, first, she watched from her hotel window as her big sister told the guests gathered on the beach that the wedding was cancelled.
But after that? Cyndi had the best damn Hawaiian holiday she could muster. She stayed with her family and girlfriends and kept busy doing all the Hawaii things – snorkelling, surfing, sight-seeing, petting monkeys and drinking out of a coconut (do they actually do any of that? Anyway…).