A couple’s big day didn’t go as expected as groom jilted bride at the alter after 10 years of dating.
Kevin Hyppolite, 30, told his fiancee Sasha Aristide that he was running late in an Uber.
But three hours later, the heartbroken woman realised he wasn’t going to show up.
She had to cancel the event after 125 of the couple’s guests had already turned up.
The pair had also spent $20,000 (more than £15,000) on the occasion.
Sasha spoke about the mortifying experience on the Real Fix podcast – and said it was all a big surprise to her.
The 29-year-old, from New York, USA, said: “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.”
With hindsight, Sasha said a phone call from her florist hinted something could be wrong.
She said: “My florist called me and told me that the venue had not allowed her in to set up the flowers.
“I called Kevin and he told me he was running late.
“I didn’t worry because the ceremony wasn’t until 5pm, with a drinks reception before.
But then at 1.30pm, one of my bridesmaids told me that her brother had called the venue asking for the address and he had been told that there was no wedding scheduled for today.
“Alarm bells went off in my head.”
Sasha wasn’t fazed by the call and kept getting ready with her six bridesmaids and maid of honour in her Long Island hotel room.
But as guests started arriving, venue staff told the bride they hadn’t been paid in full yet.
As the stress mounted, Kevin couldn’t be located and claimed his Uber had been delayed.
Sasha said: “To the last minute, he said he was coming, he told me he was on his way.
“He kept lying the whole time.”
Sasha says Kevin reached out to her a week later, but she hd no interest in rekindling their relationship.
She added: “I had no intentions of getting back with him.
“Anyone who would do that to you definitely does not love you or care about you.
“I cut off all connections with him.”
Sasha is still single and has been focusing on herself – she hopes to start a family in the future.
When approached for comment Kevin did admit that he didn’t show up to the wedding but said: “It wasn’t intentional, it wasn’t planned, it just happened that way”.
He said “something personal” happened which he didn’t want to discuss, which prevented him attending.
He denied trying to win her back but admitted he’d said the relationship could be repaired if she was willing.