Bride rushed to hospital on wedding day after breaking her foot in dancefloor fall
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A woman was rushed to hospital just hours after exchanging vows after plunging 5ft through the air and breaking her foot during the wedding dance.
The unfortunate bride, Chelsea Pescitelli, 32, was partying with her guests at the ceremony on 9 September when some of the groomsmen encouraged her to perform the Hora – a Jewish dance where the bride and groom are lifted in the air on chairs.
She was rushed to hospital where an X-ray revealed she had damaged a ligament and need an orthopaedic boot... something that definitely wouldn't go nicely with a wedding dress.
Chelsea, from Vancouver, Canada is now able to see the funny side of the ordeal, thankfully, with her saying: “That morning I broke my nail and I thought that was the worst thing that could happen - then I ended up breaking my foot.”
Describing herself as ‘a bit of a clumsy personality’ Chelsea said she initially thought the being lifted up in the air on a chair was ‘kind of funny’ initially.
"They were bouncing me up 5ft in the air then I started to feel that my dress was slipper and wasn’t going to stay on the chair.
"One of the girls said they saw a giant blob of white go from 5ft in the air directly on the ground. I slipped from the chair and landed directly on my foot."
At first, Chelsea was still laughing from the excitement after landing on her foot - however, she soon noticed something ‘bulging’.
"I thought it was hilarious. I started laughing and at that point, my groom was still in the air.
"I instantly knew I'd broken it. When I landed on it, it was like a piece was bulging out of my foot.
"While we were up in the chairs the photographer was taking pictures so when I landed I said 'keep rolling'.
"I didn't want to break my foot for nothing, I wanted to make sure it was captured, it's all documented for the wedding album.
"The ligament with the bone went and just popped out. Luckily, it didn't need surgery or anything like that. Because of where I broke it, it's really simple and they just put you in one of the walking boots.
"My husband said that people still enjoyed themselves after I left.
"I think a lot of the guys holding the chairs felt really bad and thought it was their fault but I thought it was so funny."
And amazingly, the couple’s honeymoon is still happening as scheduled, despite her injury.
"Thankfully we have our honeymoon in November and I think it's about a six-week recovery time for me,” she said. “We're very happy we ended up doing a later honeymoon.
"It wouldn't be very fun to go with a broken foot. Hopefully I'll be all healed by November and we can enjoy our honeymoon."