Bride braves broken foot on her big day... and wears it with style
12 Mar 2018
When Kim Hutchinson broke her foot during her hen party, her initial thoughts were full of worry about the wedding. Yet Kim's injury made the special day even more memorable, providing plenty of laughable moments never to be forgotten
Held only a few weeks before her wedding to fiancé Iain, Kim Hutchinson's hen party in Liverpool ended in disaster when a stranger jumped on her back while dancing at a nightclub.
Recalling the gut-wrenching moment, Kim from Hereford says: "I was on my hen do in Liverpool at the beginning of February 2018. Myself and my friends were dancing in a nightclub when a completely random lady jumped onto my back. She fell forward, unfortunately taking me with her, and I felt a snap in my left ankle and fell to the floor."
"I knew instantly something wasn't right," continues Kim. "A couple of my friends tried to help me up because I am known to be accident prone. My friend, Kele Harris, then scooped me up when she saw I was looking a bit grey/green and took me to A&E."
Once Kim's broken foot had been confirmed, she started to wonder how she would finish the wedding preparations, how she was going to pick up her dress and how she would look on the day wearing a cast. To add to the worry, Kim was also training for a marathon in April for the Born Sleeping appeal, raising funds for the maternity services in Hereford.
Yet as the reality continued to dawn on her that she'd be using crutches on her wedding day, Kim became increasingly accepting of the situation: "I love my dress and there was no way I wanted to change it, so I thought suck it up, you'll laugh at the fact this happened and it will make the photos unique. I was definitely more gutted about my shoes as I knew I wanted to wear Irregular Choice shoes and even bought them before I got the dress. However, I had also bought sparkly Converse to change into for after the wedding so perhaps it was fate."
Fortunately, Kim and Iain's ceremony venue - Hereford Town Hall, was perfectly suited to those with a lack of mobility, as one of the reasons the couple had chosen it was because of its stairlift to accommodate Iain's elderly grandparents. Little did Kim know that she'd be using the stairlift herself.
Come the wedding day, Saturday 10th March - which was also Kim's birthday, the bride's broken foot did little to impact the schedule of events. She says: "To be honest, I think it just made the day more fun. With Clare's guidance and amazing photography ideas, we laughed all day and I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos."
Listing some of the highlights, Kim says: "Being on the slowest stairlift in the world to arrive at the room in the town hall while pretending to be the Queen was a stand-out moment, as well as having photos in front of Hereford Cathedral with both serious faces and stupid ones. And, of course, marrying my best friend... I can't miss that one out, can I?"
Images: Clara Lou Photography