Sasha Aristide fell in love with Kevin Hyppolite ten years ago, and the relationship was rosy and fancy – In December 2017, the two lovebirds got engaged and began planning for a flashy wedding that would cost KSh 2.1 million (N7.6m) – However, on the wedding day, the would-be groom did not show up, leaving Sasha stranded and downcast
When the wedding day arrived, not even the sweet words of assurance inscribed on their clothes during their courtship materialized.
Sasha Aristide, 29, had spent three years planning her wedding with the love of her life, unaware of the humiliating experience that was about to befall her.
The nurse said she met Kevin Hyppolite, the office manager, 10 years ago and fell in love with him; everything was rosy and fancy.
Engagement The two lovebirds got engaged in December 2017 and began planning for a lavish wedding that would cost KSh 2.1 million (N7.6m). Things went well, with Kevin staying in constant contact with Sasha to ensure everything was running smoothly.
Fast forward to July 2020, when the wedding was supposed to take place, and the couple remained faithful to one another; there was nothing to raise Sasha’s suspicions.
The wedding day
Sasha and her team dressed up for the wedding knowing that everything would go as planned. She went to the altar and waited for her man to arrive so they could exchange vows. Kevin, on the other hand, was constantly late and claimed that his Uber had delayed him.
As the bride kept slinking around the altar with her magnificent gown patiently waiting for the groom to arrive, the clock continued to tick.
She got concerned when her florist called and informed her they had been barred from accessing the venue.
“My florist called me and told me that the venue had not allowed her in to set up the flowers,” Aristide told RealFix.
A second call from one of the bridesmaids informing Sasha that there was no wedding scheduled to take place at the intended venue hit her hard.
She nonetheless continued getting ready with her six bridesmaids and maid of honour after Kevin assured her things would be sorted as he was on the way coming.
Venue not booked
After further inquiry, the bride learned the actual wedding venue had not received full payment and the booking had been cancelled.
“I had no clue whatsoever that he was not planning to show up or having cold feet, I spoke to him the night before, he literally said ‘I love you I can’t wait to marry you.’ … We were talking the whole day.
“I realised at 2:30pm and at that point, I didn’t have any emotions. I was so numb and in shock. I felt like I was in a trance,” recalled the teary Sasha as quoted by New York Post.
UK Sun reports that when it was clear the wedding was not going to happen, the dumbfounded and down casted bride was left with no option but to find her way back home and try to live with the harsh reality.