Couple have the most disastrous marriage ever after being together for 13 years
The unluckiest newlyweds saw their marriage filled with disaster – including the bride who broke three ribs when she was abandoned by her groom in the bridal suite – when they tied the knot after being together for 13 years.
Amelia Desmond, 41, and Jim, 40, had to postpone their marriage three times due to Covid-19 – but that was just the start.
They lost their rings and the limo that took Jim to church did not show up, leaving the guests to wait for almost an hour.
The couple reunited in A&E after romantic Jim attempted to carry his bride to bed – only to get tangled in her dress and let her fall, breaking three ribs.
They missed two flights for their honeymoon in Ibiza after losing their wallets and passports, then had to call a locksmith after leaving their keys in Spain.
And as if that weren’t enough, the duo also lost a purse, left a suitcase in their taxi, and missed their coach, all while trying to go on their honeymoon.
But despite the ordeal, the loving couple, who have now been together for 13 years, said they had no regrets.
Catering manager Amelia, from Wallingford, Oxfordshire, said: “Everything was planned, but everything that could go wrong happened – it was one thing after another.
âFriends and family asked ‘How didn’t you just give up?’ but we knew we would never do that.
âI admit there was a point where I broke down in tears – it was the last straw when we came back and realized the car and house keys were nowhere to be found.
âDespite all the struggles and stress it was so worth it to marry my best friend, and the fact that we never gave up shows how strong we are.
“We see the funny side now and we laugh about it all the time – it was always the best day of our lives.”
Amelia and Jim got engaged in 2017, and share a nine-year-old daughter and have five other children from previous relationships.
They ordered their Â£ 900 rings from an online seller only, but the delivery was signed by an unknown neighbor in their apartments.
Unable to locate them, they had to order more for next day delivery from Amazon the DAY before their wedding, which luckily arrived on time.
But on D-day, it is the couple who did not show up for their ceremony.
A limousine was ordered to take city worker Jim and his eight groomsmen to church, but that didn’t show they let them order a convoy of taxis.
Luckily, Amelia was told to wait at the house and the ceremony finally started 50 minutes late.
She said: “I remember looking out the window and seeing all the guests I knew had been waiting ages – and my legs turned to jelly.”
After the hotel reception with 130 guests, the married couple moved into the honeymoon suite.
Jim romantically hugged Amelia to drop her onto the bed, but his feet caught on her long dress and he dropped her onto the solid oak bed frame.
He said: âI decided I was the muscular man she had always wanted and swept her off.
As the steps towards our bed continued, I begged the bed to join me in the middle.
âMy walk became a sprint as I was losing grip quickly and then the unimaginable happened – my wife’s dress got stuck under my feet.
“I let her go at some speed.”
She thought she had just been short of breath, but when she woke up in agony and unable to move, she rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with three broken ribs.
She said: “I literally couldn’t move – I thought I was paralyzed.”
The couple ignored advice not to fly to Ibiza on their honeymoon – but were baffled when their airport coach didn’t stop to pick them up at a pre-arranged location.
After watching him go by, they booked a cab and made their way to check-in – only to realize that they had left their bag with their wallets inside the cab.
They booked another flight for the next morning and stayed at a nearby hotel praying that nothing else would go wrong.
But on the way to the airport for their replacement flight, disaster struck.
Amelia said: âAs we drove to the airport after our hotel breakfast, I counted the bags over and over again to make sure we didn’t lose any.
“That’s when I realized my purse was missing – with our passports in it.”
It had been picked up by another vacationer during breakfast at the hotel, and by the time it was handed over, they had missed their flight and had to book for the next day.
Amelia said: “I could hardly bring myself to leave the airport that night in case something went wrong.”
They enjoyed a few happy days, but after taking the plane home and back to the park, disaster struck again.
The forgetful couple had left their house keys AND their car keys in their hotel room on the Spanish island.
Amelia said: “I cried a bit at the time because of the number of things that were wrong – it was supposed to be relaxing!”
The exasperated couple paid several hundred pounds for a locksmith to make a new set of keys, while they spent a night with Jim’s parents, before finally returning home the following afternoon.
But when they did – they had no regrets for the way things turned out, and always called it the best week of their lives.
Amelia said: âEverything was planned, but anything that could go wrong did it – and it was incredibly stressful at times.
âBut after being postponed so many times, we were determined to make the most of it, and it was an amazing wedding and honeymoon despite the mishaps.
âI think after the Covid-19 disaster we were just thrilled to be able to see our friends all together and party, followed by a week of tanning.
“All disasters were worth it – I got to marry my soul mate and the man of my dreams!”