As wedding day disasters go, having the groom's mistress turn up in a full bridal gown is definitely up there with the worst of them. But this is what happened at a wedding in South Africa in June last year.
A video was posted on Twitter by one of the guests showing the drama unfold with the caption: "Side chick rocked up at the wedding also wearing a wedding dress. Groom trying to calm the situation."
The groom can be seen trying to placate the other woman while the bride looks on bemused. The video has recently been re-posted and gone viral with over 600,000 shares and 6,000 retweets.
Let's check it out and see what people thought of this catastrophic clash between bride and mistress.
How you imagine a wedding should be.Yes, there may have been a few hiccups along the way, but the scene where Annie got married while her father looked on was damn near perfect. Not a dry eye in the house.
Versus what could actually happen.Reality bites. You can plan and plan and plan and we guarantee that something will still go wrong on your wedding day. That's just how sh*t goes.
Someone says the wrong name.Who could forget the episode of Friends when Ross says Rachel's name at the alter instead of Emily's. Cringe factor 50.
The groom is an arsehole, commitment-phobe.As if we would expect anything else from Big, but the look on Carrie's face when she confronts him will be forever etched in our minds. Our hearts broke with you Carrie.
Bridezilla alert!The dreaded bridezilla or groomzilla, let's not be sexist. When wedding fever takes over your every being and you are incapable of rational thought. Ahh we remember those happy days.
Someone shares moments from the raucous hen party.Some things are best left unspoken, or unshared in this case, and the hen (or stag) party is one of them. Who hasn't had a few too many at one of these and drunkenly gyrated in front of the stripper?
The pressure just becomes too much.Ahh the day itself arrives and the pressure has been mounting for weeks, if not months. You are ready to snap. But what will you do? Scream at the mother of the bride? Throw an almighty strop? Or shave your head!
The groom's female best friend declares her love for him on the morning of the wedding.Same sex friends can be worrying and if they are as gorgeous as Julia Roberts then you should know better than to invite them to your big day.
You just can't get the staff.This hilarious moment from Four Weddings and a Funeral should act as a constant reminder to always check the capabilities of any employees connected to your wedding. It's only funny when it happens to someone else.
The bride has doubts. Serious doubts.A little cold feet is natural but a full on sprint away from your future husband-to-be is not.
Possibly the worst that could happen, your psychopathic ex shows up.An unlikely one but you never know with exes. Especially the jealous kind. Maybe just pack a discreet army knife to be on the safe side.
But pretty damn close is this wedding, where the groom's mistress showed up in a bride's dress.
And here is the video itself. Enjoy.
Side chick rocked up at the wedding also wearing a wedding dress 🤣🤣🤣 groom trying to calm the situation. https://t.co/yfzceZp4Gv— NKOKHI 🇿🇦 (@NKOKHI 🇿🇦)1529051233.0
Guests be like...Standard. That was pretty much our reaction as well. They could have at least tried to cover up their mirth, for politeness sake.
No f*cking way did that just happen.Followers on Twitter cannot believe what they have just seen. Two brides, one wedding. The perfect name if ever this event was made into a film!
Bride and mistress stand off.
@nkokhi @gillllls_ Lmaoo they at the wedding like https://t.co/75JQq6fFpJ— Von. 🖤 (@Von. 🖤)1529083914.0
The groom is loving the attention.
@nkokhi Buy 1 get 1 free https://t.co/AjyVlQ7jyS— COMPHONENT (@COMPHONENT)1529079132.0
You'll get no sympathy here.
@nkokhi Served him well https://t.co/Pk5HJOl1Px— Tshego. (@Tshego.)1529099963.0
Where was the best man?
@NxasanaSonele @WZDMuz @nkokhi @OwaFlopo Strange enough, I thought the same thing and I'm a woman. Best man should… https://t.co/oKUsXVWfnd— mangolosias (@mangolosias)1529076696.0
And what about family intervention?
@nkokhi How is the main chick still there patiently waiting for the wedding to continue? How is none of her friends… https://t.co/QEw06FFzNW— Keli Laing (@Keli Laing)1529113161.0
@PatienceQina @NxasanaSonele @WZDMuz @nkokhi @OwaFlopo Put her in the boot. No need to waste gas money 😂😂😂— S'dima (@S'dima)1529159955.0
Some suspect the bride already knew about the 'side kick'.To be fair the bride did not look particularly shocked by the arrival of this other woman in a wedding dress. Could she have already known about her man's bit on the side?
Others mused about what excuses he could possibly come up with.
@nkokhi @Nthebe_Katlego I wonder what lies he tried to feed his fiancé afterwards— CoochieRing (@CoochieRing)1529101769.0
One possibility being "Damn she crazy!"
@Andile__R @nkokhi "That woman is crazy"😂😂😂 I swear, that's what he said. That's the number 1 excuse.— Honey badger (@Honey badger)1529101889.0
Once a cheater always a cheater.
@Andile__R @nkokhi @Nthebe_Katlego He would say "baby I choose you over her" but he was busy fucking the side chik.… https://t.co/5j7MzyvuPo— Ntombi Vee (@Ntombi Vee)1529214139.0
Karma's a b*tch.
This is a whole different level of petty. And of karma, really. | Groom's Mistress Shows Up To His Wedding Day Dres… https://t.co/oJHc1kybsS— Ms. Mayette (@Ms. Mayette)1548618771.0
Summed it up in one word. #Awkward
Awkward! 😂 https://t.co/cbNXHwVfwA— Allan James (@Allan James)1548615198.0
Is this actually worse?
@Abadoienne @oXb3 @ElderScrollsOTR @Evarwyn Shoo... that ain't nothin'. @_moobies_ had a frickin' Halloween weddin… https://t.co/dVX7yIlUPs— Mistress LeBeau (@Mistress LeBeau)1511060945.0
Is this lady for real?
@ThatBongiwe @nkokhi I don't think men cheat— Jnr Es 🇫🇷 🇿🇼 (@Jnr Es 🇫🇷 🇿🇼)1529127078.0
To conclude, in the words of Beyoncé...
@nkokhi As the song goes... https://t.co/jGxC2BHYeb— 🇬🇧AlanofBazerz🇬🇧 (@🇬🇧AlanofBazerz🇬🇧)1548597528.0