– Sasha Aristide fell in love with Kevin Hyppolite 10 years ago and the relationship was rosy and fancy
– In December 2017, the two lovebirds got engaged and started planning for a flashy wedding that would cost KSh 2.1 million
– However, on the wedding day, the would-be groom failed to show up, leaving Sasha stranded and downcasted
– It took Kevin one week to reach out to Sasha with an intention of reconciling and fixing the mess but the latter had already made up her mind never to turn back
A brightly dressed groom with sparkling and dazzling wedding gown was left with egg on face after a groom she had dated for 10 years failed to show up for the big event.
Not even sweet words of assurance inscribed on their clothes during their courtship materialised when the wedding day came.
Sasha Aristide, 29, had spent three years planning for the wedding with the lover of her life unaware of the impending humiliating experience that would hit her hard on the D-Day.
Sasha who is a nurse said she met Kevin Hyppolite, office manager, 10 years ago and fell in love with him, all was rosy and fancy.
In December 2017, the two lovebirds got engaged and started planning for a flashy wedding that would cost KSh 2.1 million.
Things went on well with Kevin constantly keeping in touch with Sasha to ensure everything was running smoothly.
Fast forward to July 2020 when the wedding was supposed to happen, the couple still remained faithful to one another; there was nothing to rattle Sasha’s antenna to suspect any mischief.
On the wedding day, Sasha and his team dressed up knowing all plans were intact.
She proceeded to the altar where she waited for her man to show up so they could exchange vows. However, Kevin lagged behind and constantly claimed his Uber had delayed him.
As the bride kept slinking around the altar with her magnificent gown patiently waiting for the groom to arrive, the clock continued to tick.
She got concerned when her florist called and informed her they had been barred from accessing the venue.
“My florist called me and told me that the venue had not allowed her in to set up the flowers,” Aristide told RealFix.
A second call from one of the bridesmaids informing Sasha that there was no wedding scheduled to take place at the intended venue hit her hard.
She nonetheless continued getting ready with her six bridesmaids and maid of honour after Kevin assured her things would be sorted as he was on the way coming.
Venue not booked
“I had no clue whatsoever that he was not planning to show up or having cold feet, I spoke to him the night before, he literally said ‘I love you I can’t wait to marry you.’ … We were talking the whole day.
I realised at 2:30pm and at that point, I didn’t have any emotions. I was so numb and in shock. I felt like I was in a trance,” recalled the teary Sasha as quoted by New York Post.
When it was clear the wedding was a not going to happen, the dumbfounded and downcasted bride was left with no option but to find her way back home and try to live with the harsh reality.
It took Kevin one week to reach out to Sasha with an intention of reconciling and fixing the mess.
The would-be groom denied claims that he intentionally and knowingly failed to show up for the wedding saying “it just happened that way”. What happened to Trevor Noah’s mother, Patricia?
“It wasn’t intentional, it wasn’t planned, it just happened that way,” said Kevin when reached for a comment.
In July 2020, TUKO.co.ke reported on a related story where a Mombasa preacher who was set to be a groom vanished with wedding money, leaving the bride in dilemma.
Irene Auma met Nelson Juma in 2016 and they started dating after falling in love.
In 2018, they planned a wedding and friends and relatives started contributing towards the ceremony
However, three weeks to the wedding day, Nelson disappeared with the gown and KSh 200, 000 that had been collected.
The pastor later married another woman leaving Irene in pain and sorrow.
About a week ago, a dramatic incident happened in Nigeria where a bride-to-be escaped with her fiancé’s KSh 570, 000 wedding money.
The lady used the money to process her visa, paid for flight ticket and travelled abroad without telling her man.