Bride dislocates shoulder in dance contest with husband in wedding day disaster


Computer scientist Evelyn slipped, reached out her left arm to break her fall and instantly knew she was in trouble

Evelyn and Peter in the hospital

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something black and blue!

Bride Evelyn McCool lies on a stretcher after dislocating her shoulder during a dance competition with husband Peter McCappin at their wedding.

She says: “Before midnight, the group announced a wedding ball. Throwing my wedding train over my left arm and cheered on by the guests, I gave it my all. Peter is competitive but I wasn’t going to let him win.

Computer scientist Evelyn slipped, extended her left arm to break her fall, and instantly knew she was in trouble.

She adds, “My shoulder was just hanging there. Panicking, I moved as fast as I could down the hallway, clutching my useless arm with my right hand.

Evelyn and Peter before disaster strikes

Evelyn suffered and spent the night in hospital

“The hospital staff were lovely. A nurse came from another ward to congratulate me and others asked if they could lift the blanket to see my dress! »

The couple left the hospital at 5 a.m. It was a painful end to an otherwise perfect wedding day that had been delayed by the pandemic.

And Peter, 41, caught Covid just a fortnight before the ceremony.

Evelyn and her fellow computer scientist husband can now see the funny side of what happened. Evelyn, from Moira, near Belfast, adds: “Everyone wants a big day to remember… ours really was.”

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