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Bride rushed to hospital after breaking foot dancing at her wedding

She said: "I'm a bit of a clumsy personality so it definitely does fit."


The bride managed to keep a smile on her face as she was taken to A&E. (Chelsea Pescitelli via SWNS)

By Sophie Norris via SWNS

A bride was rushed to the hospital after she broke her foot during an energetic wedding dance.

Chelsea Pescitelli was celebrating with guests earlier this month [Sept 9] when some of the groomsmen suggested dancing the Hora - a Jewish dance where the bride and groom are lifted in the air on chairs.

The 32-year-old and her new husband Jeff Rossiter, also 32, were clinging on "for dear life" with Chelsea initially fearing she'd break a nail.

But minutes after being hoisted into the air by the enthusiastic wedding party Chelsea slipped from the chair and plunged onto the dancefloor - breaking her foot instantly.

The newlywed was rushed to hospital where an X-ray revealed she had damaged a ligament and required an orthopedic boot - while her groom and determined friends kept the party going.

Chelsea laughed her way through A&E despite the painful break.

Chelsea, from Vancouver, Canada, said: "That morning I broke my nail and I thought that was the worst thing that could happen - then I ended up breaking my foot.

"I'm a bit of a clumsy personality so it definitely does fit. [The day] was too perfect so something had to happen.

"It was about 9.45 pm and some of the groomsmen and the guys at the wedding said 'let's get you up on the chair and do the Hora.'

"We aren't Jewish but our wedding list had a lot of Jewish people.

"We got up on the chairs and initially it was kind of funny. They were bouncing me up 5ft in the air then I started to feel that my dress was slippery and wasn't going to stay on the chair.

"I was holding on to the chair for dear life.

"I was up for about three to four minutes then I just slid off from 5ft.

"One of the girls said they saw a giant blob of white go from 5ft in the air directly on the ground. I slipped from the chair and landed directly on my foot."

Still laughing from all the excitement, Chelsea sat on the floor and noticed something 'bulging' from her foot.

After getting a once-over from a nurse who was a member of the wedding party, Chelsea was whisked off to hospital.

Chelsea said: "I thought it was hilarious. I started laughing and at that point, my groom was still in the air.

"They put him down and I was laughing so hard that I couldn't make out the words that I'd broken my foot.

"I instantly knew I'd broken it. When I landed on it, it was like a piece was bulging out of my foot. I knew it wasn't right or normal but I thought it was really funny.

"I was on the ground and I had everyone including the wedding venue and the DJs crowded around me asking if I was okay.

"While we were up in the chairs the photographer was taking pictures so when I landed I said 'keep rolling.'

"I didn't want to break my foot for nothing, I wanted to make sure it was captured, it's all documented for the wedding album."

Chelsea was then wheeled through A&E as the rest of her guests and software developer Jeff continued to party - but was delighted to arrive back at the couple's Airbnb in time for an after-party.

Chelsea said: "The wedding was scheduled until 10.45 pm. I said to my husband 'you stay and keep the party going.' If we both left, we knew everyone would leave too.

"My mom, one of the bridesmaids and I went to the hospital.

"The hospital was zero wait time so I just rolled in in my wedding dress and they got me X-rayed and put a boot on my foot.

"I actually made it back to the Airbnb five minutes before everyone else.

"The ligament with the bone went and just popped out. Luckily, it didn't need surgery or anything like that.

"Because of where I broke it, it's really simple and they just put you in one of the walking boots.

"It worked out perfectly timing-wise, we had a little after party.

"It couldn't have happened at a better time of the day, it was the end of the night.

"My husband said that people still enjoyed themselves after I left.

"I think a lot of the guys holding the chairs felt really bad and thought it was their fault but I thought it was so funny."

The newlywed admits she is thankful that they were waiting for a later honeymoon, so the post-wedding trip will be able to go ahead without her wearing a foot brace.

Chelsea said: "It wouldn't be very fun to go with a broken foot. Hopefully, I'll be all healed by November and we can enjoy our honeymoon."

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