A BRIDE-to-be went forward and partied together with her household and buddies at her £12,000 wedding ceremony — after she was jilted on her huge day.
She stated: “The day became a day I’ll all the time be happy with.
“I can actually look again on it and smile as a result of it is going to all the time remind me that I don’t want another person’s like to be completely satisfied.”
After listening to groom Kallum Norton, 21, was not turning up, insurance coverage clerk Kayley wiped away the tears, reapplied her make-up and advised everybody: “I’m going to do it.”
She stated: “I’d spent all this cash, I’d been wanting ahead to the meals, a dance with my dad, spending time with my household, so why not?
“I didn’t wish to bear in mind the day as full disappointment.
“The videographer stated: ‘Why don’t you keep it up, ladies? You’ve spent all this cash, you’re not getting it again, all of your visitors are there.”
Kayley’s bridal occasion, together with sister Katie, 29, referred to as the groomsmen and advised them to go to the marriage venue the place they’d keep it up with the occasion regardless.
The 2 events headed into the ceremony room at Oxwich Bay Lodge, Gower, Glamorgan, collectively and advised the visitors what had occurred.
With their assist, Kayley carried on with the day she had deliberate and made adjustments all through to show a devastating occasion into a gorgeous one.
The photograph sales space had displayed the signal “Mr and Mrs”, however it was shortly changed with “Kayley’s Shindig”.
Slightly than sharing her first dance with the groom, Kayley as a substitute danced together with her dad, Brian, 71, and brothers Craig, 47, Matthew, 46, Gary, 46, and one other Craig, 43.
She even punched the marriage cake because it reminded her of Kallum.
Kayley stated: “I’d all the time dreamed of dancing with my dad at my wedding ceremony.
“The groomsmen joined in as a result of I wished to thank them for staying.
“They didn’t run away, and I might have completely understood in the event that they did, however they stood by me. The entire day, we had been saying it felt like an episode of Hollyoaks or EastEnders.”
Kayley, from Portmead, Swansea, was with Kallum for nearly 4 years. He proposed in August 2020.
The night time earlier than the September 15 wedding ceremony, Kayley stayed in an AirBnB, celebrating together with her bridesmaids, whereas the groom and his groomsmen stayed in a caravan close to the venue.
However he left the caravan that night and by no means returned, leaving the groomsmen to contact the bridal occasion the following day with the information.
Kayley stated: “The bridal occasion hid my cellphone so they might determine what was one of the simplest ways to inform me and I wouldn’t discover out from another person. They wished to ensure he was actually gone earlier than panicking me.
“However I discovered my cellphone and noticed I had a missed name from his mum.
“I referred to as her again and she or he was crying and advised me he had gone for a drive within the early hours of the morning, and he was gone.
“At that time, I used to be nonetheless fairly hopeful, as all through our relationship he had typically gone for a stroll or a drive to clear his head when he was nervous.
“For a few hours, I used to be saying he was going to be there, and I used to be reassuring the ladies. I actually believed he was going to be there.”
Kallum’s dad later phoned to say his son was not going to show up.
Kayley’s associates have since arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist with the prices.
However Kayley stated: “There have been so many particular moments, my wedding ceremony entrance, the sparkler stroll, and punching the marriage cake.”
Kallum didn’t remark.