Picture spending months organizing your perfect wedding day, only to arrive at the venue to find that the groom is missing. The level of heartbreak and embarrassment is hard to imagine, of course. But one woman from California says she knows exactly what it feels like.
Yes, just a few years ago, Dee Diamond was engaged to be married to a man called Danny. The couple had in fact only been together for a few months when they decided to get hitched. Then, about a year into their relationship, they were all set for the upcoming wedding.
Indeed, the venue was booked, the food and drinks were ordered and the DJ was confirmed. The bride-to-be had even found the perfect dress, and the wedding cake was having the final bits of icing applied.