A BRIDE spent her wedding night in hospital after tripping on her dress and breaking her leg.
Maggie Curwen took a tumble just hours after promising to love new hubby David “in sickness and in health”.
Horrified guests looked on as she passed out after the heavy fall. Maggie, 48, is now recovering at home after surgery. She said: “We will be rearranging our honeymoon for next year now.”
The couple, who have six kids between them and who have been engaged since 2010, tied the knot at St John’s Church, in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
They followed it up with a reception at the nearby Haven social club where David is steward and Maggie runs a catering firm.
Maggie, of Egremont, Cumbria, said: “We’d had a lovely wedding day, it was fantastic. There were about 200 guests and I was just saying goodbye to them before we left to spend the night at a hotel.
“I was on the dance floor at about 11pm, but I wasn’t dancing, I was saying my goodbyes. I’m not sure if I tripped over my dress or got it caught. I just fell flat. When I came round, my stepson Wayne said my foot was facing the other way. The ambulance man packed my leg and I remember being carried down the stairs in a chair, seeing my son Harry looking really worried.
”I was told it took three members of hospital staff to take my dress off.
“I just remember signing the paperwork to be treated and then was operated on for a broken leg and dislocated ankle. I spent my wedding night on a hospital ward. I am allergic to morphine so it was hell.
“I was taking paracetamol and codeine it was so painful.” Maggie spent several days in hospital after the accident on September 30 before being allowed home. She has to wear a cast for eight weeks but should make a full recovery.
They had planned a week-long break at a spa hotel for their honeymoon but have now rearranged it for next year.
The mishap was in keeping with the couple’s courtship – when they first met at a Halloween fancy dress party Maggie was wearing a witch costume but was on crutches following a knee operation.
David, 52, said: ”I’m back at work and looking after Maggie as well. She won’t be back working for a few months.”