Getting married is a major life milestone, and while it’s not like life is incomplete without a spouse, saying “I do” is definitely a big deal. One young couple was so excited about their upcoming nuptials that they decided to get their wedding date tattooed on them in Roman numerals. The only problem is, the current global health crisis has forced them to push the date of their big day back. Oops!
Couple left devastated after having wedding date tattooed on their arms – before big day postponed by coronavirus https://t.co/ApZZzne2bL
— The Sun (@TheSun) May 24, 2020
- Francis Donald and Fionnuala Kearney are in love. The Irish couple, aged 26 and 24 respectively, had been dreaming about their wedding, which was planned for October 16, 2020, for the past three years. Who could have imagined that something so major could have cropped up to destroy their plans?
- They got the tattoos when they were drunk. To be fair, it’s not as if they’d thought long and hard about getting their wedding date tattooed on their skin. Instead, it was a spontaneous thing that happened during a vacation in Turkey. “We were in Turkey and had checked out of our hotel at 9am, but had to wait until the evening for our flight home – so we decided to go on a bar crawl,” Fionnuala recalled. “We strolled past a tattoo salon and we were tipsy, so thought it was a great idea to get matching tattoos. It’s funny because we were being extra careful to make sure we got the roman numerals correct, and the staff were teasing us, saying: ‘Are you sure that’s the right date?’
- They have a pretty good sense of humor about the whole situation. While it sucks that they’re now permanently inked with tattoos for a wedding date that’s not happening, they can appreciate the funny side of the situation and don’t feel too down about it. “Francis and I often make spur of the moment decisions – we’re quite spontaneous – so we decided to go for it and get matching tattoos,” Fionnuala said. “When I was told we would have to postpone the wedding I was devastated of course – but we only realized afterward about our tattoos. If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry!”
- To be fair, it’s not that embarrassing. Since the tattoo is in Roman numerals, it’s not immediately evident that the date is incorrect. Plus, people who don’t know the couple (and maybe even some who do) won’t get the significance anyway, so it’s easy enough to get away with. It could have been a lot worse! Their wedding will happen one day, and this will be a hilarious reminder of their journey to the altar.
- Their new wedding date has already been penciled in. They plan to say “I do” on April 22, 2021, though I doubt they’ll be getting another tattoo for that! Instead, they’re thinking of ways to make the date they did get inked on them mean something special. Way to make lemonade out of lemons!