A bride who broke her wrist ten days before her wedding was stunned when her groom and entire bridal party wore matching bandages to cheer her up.
Jaclyn Summers, 28, was forced to sport an unsightly cast with her gown after tumbling down the stairs the week before tying the knot.
Her pals made her a lace covering to to try and jazz up the dressing but Jaclyn says she was gutted about having to wear it in the first place.
The swelling from her injury also meant her ring was too chubby to fit on her finger – so she had to buy a fake one two sizes bigger.
Fortunately her bridesmaids and new husband Jonathan’s groomsmen made her grin on the day – by unveiling a well-coordinated surprise during the photoshoot.
Cute photos show Jaclyn in hysterics moments after the bridal party revealed they were all wearing identical bandages on their left hands.
She said: “I had no idea they had planned this. It was hilarious – it definitely made me see the funny side.
“The photographer told me to do my signature pose – holding my arm up – and that’s when I heard Jonathan next to me say, ‘I wear it better.’
“I looked at him and he has his hand up with a sling on it.
“Then all of a sudden I heard all the groomsmen say, ‘No, we do,’ and I saw all the groomsmen hold their arms up with these bandages on.
“Then I turn and hear my girls say, ‘We wear it better.’ That’s when I realized everyone had one. I was in hysterics.
“It was totally unexpected. I was laughing to the point of crying.”
Jaclyn, of Summerville, South Carolina, who is communities manager for a non-profit, was rushed to hospital the week before her special day with a fractured wrist.
She said: “I was home alone when I heard some noise upstairs and I knew my dogs were up to something.
“I thought I would try and sneak up on them and I slyly thought I could clear the dog gate that was on the stairs but instead I fell down the stairs.
“I had never broken a bone before in my life. It hurt a lot and I knew it was broken – I was in pure shock.”
Jaclyn’s partner and parents rushed her to the hospital where she underwent surgery to have plates and screws fitted.
Seven days after the op, on August 31, she and Jonathan walked down the aisle at the Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.
She added: “The one thing I was a little bit upset about was that my hand was swollen so I had to buy a fake ring two sizes bigger because my real one didn’t fit.
“I had waited all that time – but I decided it was a part of the story.
“It ended up being a magical day. It was everything I ever wanted.”