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I carried my 300 pound husband in tow on our wedding day and broke my ankle. I spent the reception in the emergency room in my wedding dress.

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Blake and Mary Greenwell were posing for fun photos outside their wedding venue when the 5-foot-3 bride decided to carry her 6-foot-1 husband on her back.

A newlywed couple missed their wedding reception when the petite bride broke her ankle and carried her burly 300-pound husband in tow.

Blake and Mary Greenwell from Kentucky were posing for fun photos outside their wedding venue when the 5-foot-3 bride decided to carry her 6-foot-1 husband on her back.

Shocking video shows the moment the 27-year-old medical assistant screamed in pain as her ankle suddenly gave way under the weight of 30-year-old Blake.

The couple, who had only been married for an hour, were devastated as they had to leave their 150 guests behind at the venue and rush to the hospital.

There, doctors confirmed that Mary had broken her ankle in two places and the newlyweds were forced to spend their wedding night in the emergency room while their guests celebrated without them.

Blake and Mary Greenwell were posing for fun photos outside their wedding venue when the 5-foot-3 bride decided to carry her 6-foot-1 husband on her back.

Shocking video shows the moment the 27-year-old medical assistant screamed in pain as her ankle suddenly gave way under the weight of 30-year-old Blake.

Shocking video shows the moment the 27-year-old medical assistant screamed in pain as her ankle suddenly gave way under the weight of 30-year-old Blake.

The couple, who had only been married for an hour, were devastated as they had to leave their 150 guests behind at the venue and rush to the hospital where they waited in the emergency room (pictured) while their loved ones celebrated.

The couple, who had only been married for an hour, were devastated as they had to leave their 150 guests behind at the venue and rush to the hospital where they waited in the emergency room (pictured) while their loved ones celebrated.

Even though their $7,000 dream wedding was cut short on October 12, 2019, the couple is now laughing about the unexpected turn of events and hopes to remake their reception in the future.

Mary, from Boston, Kentucky, said: “When we got to the venue, the DJ was still setting up and we decided to kill some time by taking some silly photos outside in a field.

“In one of them, Blake leaned over my back and I was so proud to be holding him – it was a funny sight.

Doctors confirmed that Mary had broken her ankle in two places and the newlyweds were forced to spend their wedding night in the emergency room.

Doctors confirmed that Mary had broken her ankle in two places and the newlyweds were forced to spend their wedding night in the emergency room.

Despite missing her wedding day, looking back, Mary can now see the funny side.

Despite missing her wedding day, looking back, Mary can now see the funny side.

‘His brother held on to his feet trying to keep us steady, but that actually made us fall forward with my feet pointing to the ground.

“Quite immediately I knew my ankle was broken, it was like it happened in slow motion.

“I didn’t hear any snaps, but I felt a burn on my left ankle. I remember saying ‘My ankle is broken!’ And I don’t think people thought he was serious at first, but then they saw how bloated he was.

Doctors confirmed that Mary’s ankle was broken in two places and would require surgery.

The couple kisses after exchanging vows. They were married for only an hour before Mary was rushed to the hospital.

The couple kisses after exchanging vows. They were married for only an hour before Mary was rushed to the hospital.

The newlyweds in the hospital after the bride breaks her ankle. Doctors confirmed that Mary's ankle was broken in two places and would require surgery.

The newlyweds in the hospital after the bride breaks her ankle. Doctors confirmed that Mary’s ankle was broken in two places and would require surgery.

The couple arrived on their honeymoon to Disney World Florida six weeks later than planned, with Mary touring the attractions on a mobility scooter.

The couple arrived on their honeymoon to Disney World Florida six weeks later than planned, with Mary touring the attractions on a mobility scooter.

One image shows the couple in hospital in their wedding outfits with Mary, who is sitting in a wheelchair, looking sadly at the camera.

The couple was stuck in the emergency room until 2 a.m., forcing their guests to continue the party without them and attend the wedding reception without the bride and groom.

But Blake explained that the party only lasted an hour and the guests of honor were missing.

The train driver, who got engaged to Mary on July 2, 2018, admits he still feels responsible for their dream day going wrong.

Blake said: ‘Mary was obviously very upset and I was very worried about my new wife. At this point I had only had it for about an hour.

‘I’m fine talking about it now, but it still hurts. It’s more the fact that I fell that broke his ankle. I blame myself.

‘As far as we know, the guests continued. We had all this food and drinks and the DJ was set, so I think the guests had a good time, but it was very short.

“I don’t think it lasted more than an hour.

“I think it just became a dinner party with some music playing in the background.”

Mary, who has since had 12 screws and a plate inserted into her ankle, said she now remembers the incident and laughs despite her initial discomfort.

Mary said: ‘I definitely got some funny looks sitting in the ER in my wedding dress.

“It didn’t bother me that they broke my ankle. I was more upset because we had invested so much time, money and effort into planning an entire wedding and we had to miss it.

“At the time I was really upset that we missed it, but now I’ve been able to look back and laugh a little.”

Due to Mary’s injury, Blake was forced to rearrange the surprise honeymoon to Disney World Florida, which had already been arranged.

The couple arrived at Disney World six weeks later, with Mary riding around the attractions on a mobility scooter.

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