As soon as the ceremony was over, Christine and her husband Jon rushed to the emergency room.
It turned out the white flower she had picked was snow-on-the-mountain, a toxic plant which is known to kill cows if they eat too much of it. Luckily, Christine's reaction wasn't that bad. After getting a steroid shot, eye drops and pain medications, the couple headed back to their reception, just three and a half hours late.
Despite the pain and discomfort, the new couple are choosing to stay positive about their chaotic wedding day. “It’s a fun story to tell, " Christine told the Omaha World-Herald. "We spent more time together than we would have on our wedding day. In the ER, but still."
And in the end, the young couple learned an important lesson about what really matters in life. Christine couldn't bring herself to keep wearing her wedding dress at the reception, so Jon found her comfy PJs with "Bride" on the shirt from Target.
“He’s always been like that,’’ she said. “I can see how hard he works in keeping me happy every single day." And she hopes other brides will take a lesson from her experience.
“Focus on the big picture,’’ she said. “It’s so hard to do that when you’re trying to compare your wedding to other people. You are literally getting married. We make it such a big deal in all the wrong areas."
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[H/T: Omaha World-Herald]