It was only a matter of time before the bridegroom was getting the holiday spirit.
He had planned to celebrate the first anniversary of his wife’s birth with a lavish ceremony in the new-look New York City gilded mansion he had purchased for her on the island of Jersey.
But when the festivities were held at a private residence a couple of weeks later, the bride and groom were both stunned to find that their honeymoon arrangements had not been finalized.
“I was very nervous,” said Diane, a former employee of The Home Depot who lives in New Jersey.
“They were really shocked.”
They found out after the wedding that they were still expecting the baby, but Diane, who has been married for nearly a decade, did not expect the bride to be in the same boat.
She was so upset she didn’t even want to leave her home, she said.
“The wedding is one of the things that is most important to us,” she said of the vows.
“We love our husbands and we want to have them happy, and I think that is what the wedding is about.”
But Diane said she has learned the hard way that even if your wife and husband have been together for years, you have a duty to be careful.
“When you are expecting a child and you are still in the honeymoon phase, you don’t want to let your emotions get the best of you,” she added.
“You don’t feel the same way you would if you were pregnant.”
The couple’s relationship has also taken a toll on their marriage.
“As the months go by, you are trying to keep your marriage together and stay in it,” Diane said.
She said that the couple has found it difficult to accept their relationship is broken.
“People will call us the selfish couple and it is hard to accept that,” she recalled.
“It is hard because you are the one who was supposed to take care of the baby and you did not.”