Nerves and excitement got the best of one bride as she walked down the aisle, missing part of her dress!
Becky Jefferies had just walked down the aisle in Greece for her ceremony when she had the sudden realization that she was missing part of her wedding dress.
Though she looked stunning and no one would have known, the two-piece dress had a detachable skirt that was meant to be taken off for the reception.
Jefferies said, “As soon as I got situated after walking down the aisle — greeting my husband and calming myself down — I had the sudden realization that I never put on the overskirt.”
She recounted, “And then it hit me like a ton of bricks.”
Jefferies said her mind was racing and that she felt like she was going to crumble at the altar.
The bride-to-be had been planning and looking forward to her day for over two years.
She and her now husband, Sherif Fayed, were legally married at the end of 2019 and had a wedding scheduled for June 2020.
However, when COVID-19 hit, the couple had to postpone their wedding several times.
Eventually, a date was picked. The couple chose September 2021 in Spata, Greece, outside of Athens.
So, naturally, she wanted her day to be perfect. After trying to signal to her friends that the skirt was missing and not having any luck, she decided she needed to take matters into her own hands.
“Not getting the rest of the dress was never an option,” she said.
Jefferies waited for a pause during the ceremony to interrupt and grab the microphone from the officiant.
“Our dear friend Amer, the officiant, had put so much effort and practice into the speech that there was not a single moment of pause until it was time for our vows,” she said.
Jefferies took the chance to right her wrong and said, “Umm, pause for a moment. I just realized when I got to the end of the aisle that I’m missing half of my dress … Maybe I could put it on now?”
Jefferies spent the next couple of minutes trying to make light of the situation while her wedding planner went to grab the skirt.
A few minutes later, the wedding planner came to the rescue with the rest of the bride’s wedding dress.
“Once we resumed the ceremony, everything was in working order and I could finally relax,” Jefferies said.
Jefferies said her good-natured husband simply laughed and shook his head.
After putting the rest of her dress on, the couple completed the ceremony without any further issues and were pronounced husband and wife.