Groom runs off and leaves bride stranded at wedding, but she keeps the party going

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The last thing you want on your wedding day is for your partner to get cold feet and change their mind. Sadly, this was the reality for TikToker Kayley Stead.

The 27-year-old from Wales took to the social media platform to share that her partner got cold feet on their wedding day, with him and his family eventually deciding to leave.

That did not stop Kayley from having a good time, though. The bride carried on with festivities, anyway, having invested so much into putting together the big day.

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"So I was a jilted bride, and unfortunately, s**t things happen to people," Kayley captioned the video. "Even though the day didn't go to plan, I couldn't let the hard work that I put into this day and a good party go to waste. The day was filled with many laughs and a lot of tears," she added.

The video shows Kayley and her bridesmaids walking into the reception in their dresses. "When they asked me what song I wanted to enter into, there was no other choice but Lizzo's anthem of a song," she wrote, referring to the track, Good As Hell.

Kayley says the song "carried" her through the day because she resonated with the lyrics. She danced, cut her wedding cake, and had drinks with her friends and family. Even the groomsmen stayed to join in on the fun.

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@kayleystead So I was a jilted bride and unfortunately shit things happen to people. Even though the day didn't go to plan, I couldn't let the hard work that I put into this day and a good party go to waste. The day was filled with many laughs and a lot of tears. When they asked me what song I wanted to enter into there was no other choice but Lizzo's anthem of a song... Good As Hell ??! This song carried me through the day and reminded me that "if he don't love you anymore just walk your fine ass out the door". I have never resonated with lyrics so much as I did/do with @lizzo song untill that moment. Sorry for more posts about this day, there will be more but I'm proud of it so what can I say. #lizzo #goodashell #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #wedding #jiltedbride #selflove #loveyourself #music #dance #memories #moments #weddingdress #bridesmaids #friends #carryingon ? Good as Hell - Lizzo

In the comments of her post, Kayley explained that the groom's family also left because they found it too difficult to stay.

She later posted another video thanking the men who helped her through the day. She wrote: "I just wanted to give a moment to thank the great men who are in my life and who also carried me through one of my toughest days. My Dad and my brother's! Everyone has dreamed of their first dance however, mine wasn't with my husband but was with the men I will always treasure. I danced with the groomsmen, my brothers and my dad (unfortunately I don't have videos of me dancing with the groomsmen yet). My brothers and my dad made sure that whenever I cried throughout the day, that I always had a shoulder to cry on but they also reminded me of who I am and what I deserve. To honour my mum we danced to my mum's favourite song by @Dolly Parton TikTok and @Willie Nelson ... From Here to the Moon and Back."

Responding to one user's comment on her post, Kayley admitted that even though "it is hard at times," she trusts "whatever plan is out there" for her.

The comment section was flooded with love and positivity. "Absolute queen for still enjoying your day," one follower wrote.


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