Ouch! Bride dislocates her knee during her first dance

Happily ever first aid! Bride dislocates her knee during her first dance and has to be stretched out of her wedding – but returns in time for the last song

  • Julie Benn and Paul Richter got married on July 3 in Philadelphia
  • During their first dance to Stay by Dave Matthews Band, she dislocated her knee
  • Paul had submerged her and her knee gave out as the wedding party watched
  • They rushed to the hospital where she was given painkillers
  • She was released at 10:30pm and then went back to the wedding reception for the last dance
  • Her mother, a retired nurse, then spent the night in the couple’s honeymoon suite, worried about all the medications she had taken.

It should be the happiest day of your life, full of joy, laughter and of course dancing.

But a bride’s wedding went from confetti and cake to emergency care and painkillers after she dislocated her knee during her first dance with her new husband and had to be stretched to hospital.

Julie Benn and her new husband Paul Richter were dancing to Dave Matthews Band’s Stay at their Philadelphia wedding on July 3 when he dunked her and she collapsed, dislocating her knee under her swollen wedding dress.

Benn had to be taken directly from the shelter to a hospital where she was given painkillers.

Bride Julie Benn dislocated her knee as her new husband Paul Richter dunked her during their first dance to Stay by Dave Matthews Band on July 3 in Philadelphia

Julie had to be helped off the dance floor, stumbling away in her full wedding skirt, while someone called for an ambulance

Julie had to be helped off the dance floor, stumbling away in her full wedding skirt, while someone called for an ambulance

Julie had to be helped off the dance floor, stumbling away in her full wedding skirt, while someone called for an ambulance

The bride was then taken to the hospital on a stretcher with her new husband by her side

The bride was then taken to the hospital on a stretcher with her new husband by her side

Julie is driven through the hospital.  It's unclear who took all the photos, but it was her sister-in-law who posted them on TikTok.  shared

Julie is driven through the hospital. It’s unclear who took all the photos, but it was her sister-in-law who posted them on TikTok. shared

She made it back for the last song of the party.

The excruciating moment was captured on video by Paul’s sister Liz. Speak to Fox News on Tuesday to relive the moment.

“We hadn’t planned a choreography… maybe we should have,” Julie joked.

“I knew immediately what was going on. I was in this slump and I said to Paul, “I just dislocated my knee.”

“He went straight into concierge mode and we found this chair and everyone ducked in to help.

“We had doctors who were guests, nurses who were guests. I was in a bit of shock and my knee was just held in place.”

Julie and her husband say they tried to make the best of the situation.  They were discharged at 10:30 PM and returned to the wedding venue

Julie and her husband say they tried to make the best of the situation. They were discharged at 10:30 PM and returned to the wedding venue

Julie's left leg was put in a cast.  She is expected to make a full recovery within four to six weeks

Julie’s left leg was put in a cast. She is expected to make a full recovery within four to six weeks

Insisting that their guests stay at the wedding reception and enjoy the day, they texted updates from the hospital.

“We got back just in time for the last song. I got a lot of different meds… we were discharged at 10:30 pm. Then we left.’

The bride’s mother then stayed with them in their wedding suite on a pullout couch because the groom was nervous about how much medicine she’d been given.

“We’re making light of it now,” Julie joked.

Laughing: Aside from Julie's injury, the couple said the day was 'perfect'

Laughing: Aside from Julie’s injury, the couple said the day was ‘perfect’

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