These newlyweds could do nothing but look on in horror as the table holding their wedding cake collapsed.
Chloe (29) and Aaron Bailey (29), from Hampshire in the UK, had spent around £450 (about R8 300) on the three-tier wedding cake of their dreams – and even paid an additional fee for its safe transportation to the venue, Daily Mail reports.
But the happy couple had to watch their cake tumble right before their eyes as the table under it collapsed just as they started cutting into the cake.
Chloe and Alan tried to stop the table’s collapse but it was too late – the cake quickly toppled over, causing the macaroons and customised cake topper to fall off.
The hilarious moment was captured blow by blow by wedding photographer Alisa Roberts (28), who later took to Instagram to share the images, The Sun reports.
“What could we do? We just had to laugh it off. It was funny,” Chloe said. “We’ll remember that, definitely.
“We barely cut the cake at all. Literally as soon as the knife went into the cake, we felt movement underneath it. I think we cut very slightly into it and it went immediately, pretty much.
“For us it felt like slow motion, as if it were about five or 10 minutes. It’s just that panic of what on earth do you do? I think everyone else felt like that too.
“It was disbelief initially. We were both just gripping on to the edge of the table thinking, ‘No, this can’t be happening.’
“We’ve both been to so many weddings as well and nothing like this has ever happened before – so we just couldn’t believe it.
“We were really shocked and had a moment of pause. The atmosphere of the whole room just changed, and the room paused because they didn’t know if we were going to laugh or cry.”
The couple, who’ve been together for 13 years, say they decided to make the best of the situation, Mirror reports.
“I think we just looked at each other and thought, ‘What can you do?’ We just laughed. All the bridesmaids ran in and ate the macarons off the floor,” Chloe says.
“Someone picked up a macaron and handed it to us. We just ate it and laughed.
“One of Aaron’s friends had the whole top tier in his hands once it had gone over completely. The best man had a handful of cream from where he’d tried to rescue it.
“I don’t know who picked up the bottom and middle tier but we did assemble the cake again. It was slightly messier than it originally was, but that didn’t upset me.
“We’ve got some of the cake still. We’d asked for the caterers to save us a quarter of each tier.
“We’d bought it home and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s an amazing cake. I just feel gutted for the cakemaker – but they’ve taken it in their stride as well.”