A young Brazilian couple was looking forward to their happy day when they finally said “yes.” However, things did not go quite to plan when they got to the wedding ceremony. The bride joked around and said “no” instead of yes when asked if she wanted to marry her partner.
At First, They Were All Smiles, But That Didn’t Last Long
The interaction was captured on video and recently went viral viaan online forum ‘Watch People Die Inside,’ and people could not believe what they were seeing.
In the short video, we see a happy couple surrounded by friends and family, with a wedding celebrant conducting the ceremony. When asked if she took this man, the bride said no and began laughing before she corrected herself and said yes.
While she thought the joke would pass and the ceremony would continue, she was very wrong as the celebrant thought otherwise.
One reader could not believe the nerve of the bride for making a joke. They said, “It’s a legal ceremony. They tell you beforehand, multiple times, what you’re agreeing to and how they’re duty bound to stop proceedings if someone says no or objects – it is not the time to “joke around.”
Many readers picked up on the room’s vibe, saying, “Damn, the whole room died inside. Talk about awkward”. Some joked that it was an intentional slip-up by the bride, with one person saying, “Although, on a related note, Freud would have a FIELD DAY with this bride’s automatic Freudian slip response.”
They Were A Part of A Collective Marriage Ceremony
Commentators on the forum post explained that the wedding occurred in Brazil in 2016 and was the art of a collective wedding ceremony common in the country.
The story is only being shared now as the groom claimed to be too embarrassed to reveal it then. The groom also wanted to raise awareness that marriage ceremonies should be taken seriously and there is no room for messing around. It was also revealed that the couple is still happily married and now have a two-year-old daughter.
One person did some digging and found an article that said that all ended well for the couple. They said, “After the incident, the Justice of Peace allowed them to marry on the same day (an exception to the law) under the condition that they had to wait for all other marriages scheduled for the day to conclude.”
The Celebrant Needed To Ensure That Marriage Was The Right Thing To Do
There were many questions in the comments section about why the celebrant stopped the ceremony instead of just playing along.
One reader said, “The wedding I attended in California where they are required to ask this explained the seriousness of the question first. She later mentioned that she had had a couple of women say no because they were indeed forced to marry.”.
In this sense, it is good that the wedding did not go ahead as some brides would be in different circumstances, and they may be unsure about the marriage.
Another person shared their experience, too, commenting, “I remember long ago the priest told me that neither party should say “no” unless they mean it. Even if it’s a joke, they have to stop the ceremony and talk about it behind closed doors.”
I think all couples watching this and planning their wedding will learn a lesson from this and make sure that their future nuptials are not a joking matter!