Miller (23) was every bit the blushing bride, but not for the reasons one might
biggest day of her life Christine, from Nebraska in the US, suffered an
allergic reaction to poisonous flowers in her bouquet.
broke out in a bumpy, red rash and her eyes swelled shut. She feared that she
might even go blind on the day she was set to marry her high school sweetheart,
“I was the
scariest-looking person at my wedding,” Christine told Inside Edition.
before the September wedding, Miller picked out her flowers on her 29-acre plot
of land in Lincoln, Nebraska. While it was a lovely sentiment, she discovered
too late that the snow-on-the-mountain flower she had picked out was similar to
poison ivy, according to HuffPost.
my face the next morning and that’s when it started,” she recalls.
“I was in
so much pain,” she added. “Nobody knew what to do.”
to walk down the aisle, she put on her wedding gown to meet her groom.
literally couldn’t see my husband when I was saying my vows because my vision
went blurry,” she says.
After the wedding
ceremony, Christine didn’t make it to the reception. Instead, she went to the emergency
room for treatment. A couple drops of eye drops and a shot of steroids later,
the bride and groom arrived at the reception three hours late.
“I had a
rash still on my neck, so I wanted to get my dress off because I wanted to be comfortable.
So he ran into Target and got me a shirt that said ‘Bride’ on it and pyjama
pants – and that’s what I wore into our reception,” she says.
the photographer agreed to take wedding snaps a week later. This time she’d
learnt her lesson and the bouquet was hypoallergenic.
Sources: HuffPost, Inside Edition