European honeymoons are the stuff dreams are made of, but for British blogger Peony Lim it soon turned into a nightmare.
The fashion blogger ended a notable absence from her Instagram account – which has almost 90,000 followers – by surprising her fans with an update on the events of the past two weeks.
“I’m sorry I have been absent online recently. As you might have guessed from this photo a lot has happened. Meet my husband Matthew,” she wrote next to an image of her and her husband on their wedding day.
“I didn’t plan on introducing him like this, but things don’t always work out how they’re planned.”
Lim told her fans that she would fill them in on the details of her wedding another day, but wanted to share the “frightening” events of her honeymoon to let others who may be “struggling” know they are not alone.
She said their honeymoon to the Italian Lakes was, in the beginning, idyllic as the couple toured on speedboats and luxury cars.
“Everything was perfect. We couldn’t have been happier or more excited,” she wrote.
“Each hotel and lake was stunning. We spent our time exploring villages looking for local fare with our little convertible Abarth and speedboats.”
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