A couple spent their wedding night on a hospital bed after the groom dislocated his elbow while strutting his stuff on the dancefloor.
Adam Quinn tried to woo his new wife Helen by moshing to a hardcore metal song on a booze-soaked dancefloor at their wedding reception in Sydney, Australia.
In painful footage of the celebrations, Adam is seen tumbling over and smashing his elbow into the ground as his horrified wife flees. Paramedics and his wife – who was still in her wedding dress – then rushed Adam to hospital where he was treated and given morphine for the pain.
Rather than cuddling up in a lavish hotel room for the start of their honeymoon, the couple spent their first night as man and wife in Emergency on a hospital bed.
Sharing a picture of the night on Instagram, Helen is seen lying on her new hubby – who’s hooked up to machines and has his arm wrapped up in a sling. The picture was captioned: “In sickness and in health #weddingday”.
Tom Healy, a videographer who recorded the couple’s big day, caught the moment giddy Adam tumbled on the dancefloor.
The clip starts with the groom telling his new bride how he “loves her very much” before he belts out the lyrics to the metal tune. Adam’s groomsman is at hand to help him zoom around the dancefloor before the momentous slip.
As he goes down, Adam can be seen holding out his arms to break his fall – which is how he injured his elbow.
By sprinting away from the dancefloor, Helen avoided seeing the painful moment. Speaking with reporters, she says: “He came out to me and he was as white as a ghost. He told me that he thought he had broken his arm. It turned out he had dislocated his elbow. We basically just snuck out the back door of the reception. It’s pretty embarrassing and I get a little triggered looking at the photos and watching the video.”
A few hours later, a sheepish Adam recounted the events in another video.
He said: “I was singing a classic love song, I thought it was really romantic. But then I took a spill on a Corona! I think I’ve dislocated my elbow.”
The couple – who were together for six years before their wedding – have a 17-month-old son.