Thankfully, a couple stopped and offered to drop the bride-to-be and her sister to the wedding venue. Though the festivities began an hour later than expected, it all went well.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on August 20, 2021. It has since been updated.
For a woman, her wedding is one of the most important days of her life, and it is only natural that she'd want to make a grand entrance. Shenice Beirne, 28, was no exception to this, and on her special day, she rented out a vintage Beauford car to go to the wedding venue, feeling like a million bucks. But life, or rather the car she'd rented, had other plans for her.
According to Fox News, while Beirne was on her way to read out her vows to the love of her life, the rented car broke down on the side of a country road, just 25 minutes from the church. She was already late by 20 minutes to the event, where her future husband, Sean Beirne, was waiting, per ITV.
The bride-to-be from Gloucester said she borrowed her chauffer's phone and tried to call other taxi drivers to meet her at the spot they were stuck in, but in vain. She took to Facebook to share the details of the incident in a rather animated post.
"Already running 20 minutes late and 25 minutes away from the church, the car decided to break down," shared Shenice. "After borrowing the chauffeur’s phone and ringing a couple of taxis who were extremely unhelpful what do I do?" The next logical step was to hitch a ride, so she could go get hitched!
Shenice, in a "big white dress", and her sister Siobhan Ellis, kept waving down cars, and a few halted, to see if they could help. "We had one guy who stopped in a van who was so lovely but didn’t have space to take us so we continued to wave down cars. After around 15 minutes… yes 15 whole minute of cars and cars passing someone who was obviously on the way to their wedding haha, someone finally stopped to see if we were ok and offered us a lift to the church."
Finally, a car stopped and the people that offered to drop the already late bride a ride to the church were "my guardian angels," Shenice stressed, adding, "I honestly can not THANK them enough for stopping and taking the time out of their afternoon to give us a lift to the church. I am ever so grateful!!"
After thanking them, she asked for the universe —aka the internet— to conspire and help her find the kind souls who helped her when she most needed it, by sharing a photo of the couple. Soon enough, she updated her post stating that she had found them! It was Matt and Michelle Moore, 44, who took the bride and her sister to the church.
"I'm just glad that I managed to stay calm and not get stressed out, otherwise that might have ruined the rest of my day," Shenice said about her wedding day, which took place on July 8, 2021. Even though the wedding processions began an hour later than anticipated, it was a happy ending, after all.
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