Cyndi Maisonneuve, a bride-to-be whose fiancé dumped her as she stood in her veil an hour before their wedding has written a letter detailing her heartbreak.
In her letter, she speaks about how she was about to marry a man that was supposedly her best friend, whom she’d met two years earlier at a baseball game.
She describes them as besotted and said when he proposed after six months on a beach at sunrise, it didn’t feel too soon.
I was 23 and it felt as if life was coming together. People would say how good we were as a match. But somehow everything went wrong.
She said she was “blindsided” when her fiancée broke things off as the wedding guests waited on a beach in Hawaii where the ceremony was slated to hold.
He came into the room and said we needed to talk alone. He was crying.
I assumed he was letting the emotion of the day get to him. Then he said it. ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ I stood there – with the veil already in my hair. This man who was supposed to be the love of my life was telling me he was calling off the wedding less than an hour before we were due on the beach.
I didn’t even ask why. I told him to leave. I had to watch from the window as my sister went to the beach and let everyone know.
While I’d been out that morning, he had taken all his clothes and passport. He’d actually left me. I was heartbroken.
Cyndi had to stay at the holiday resort for a week where she was constantly bumping into her ex-fiancée who also stayed on the island. She describes how she tried to fill her days with various activities to stop her from thinking about things, and how she would exhaust herself every day so she would fall asleep easily at night.
The devastated woman ends the letter with:
The reason he gave for calling it off was that he didn’t want children and I did. He never said why that became an irresolvable issue only on the day itself.