Kristin's Wedding and Red Clutch Disaster

We had a FANTASTIC time at my friend Kristin's wedding last night. It was without a doubt the nicest wedding/reception I've ever been to. All of Kristin's planning paid off and everything went so smoothly. It was also very much KRISTIN & RYAN - there were many individualized details that set it apart from anyone else's wedding. I'll have pictures of Kristin later to post but nothing right now. Needless to say, she looked stunning and radiant.

I did indeed go with the blue lace dress, red shoes and red clutch and felt comfortable. stylish and appropriate all night. Sorry for no pictures - wasn't able to take my camera. However my red clutch met an early death when a young lady at the reception in at least 6 inch stilettos and full of WAY too much liquor, bumped into me on my way to the washroom, knocking my clutch out of my hand and then promptly stepped on it with her weapon-like heels putting a gigantic hole right through my handbag. While saying to her "excuse me you're on my purse" and bending down to get it, didn't she step on the clasp with the other foot and break it right off. I was not amused but what are you going to do?

However, I have secret revenge today knowing she's nursing one gigantic hangover!

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  • replied 6 years ago

    Oh no! That is horrible!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Oh NO Shannon! That is terrible about your sweet little clutch! I am glad though that your tale didn't involve vomit or a toilet, lol!

    I'm happy that you looked beautiful and that it was a really special night. Kristin is a sweetie and she deserved a beautiful wedding. I can't wait to see pictures. Hope your purse made it into a few a them while it was still....with us. *sniff* May it rest in peace.

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    Oh how sad for your clutch, but at least you looked great and had a good time.

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    I would be royally pissed about the clutch. Actually the last wedding I went to, I lent a clutch to another bridesmaid and I never got it back. Glad you had a good time though.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Wow! That is freakish about your clutch. What a story!

    All I can say is your MIL's gift is not coming a moment too soon. I know it doesn't replace your bright red, but at least you still do have a lovely evening type bag.

    Will really look forward to Kristin's pics!

  • MNsara replied 6 years ago

    Unbelievable! You're too kind! I hope she had some moment of regret -- even though it was an accident.

    Glad she didn't spike your foot though!! :-\

    Also glad Kristin's wedding was everything she hoped and planned for. She'll enjoy your clutch story later.

    P.S. Really glad you didn't somehow take your newest MIL gift clutch to the wedding!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Yes, indeed, better your clutch than your hand! I hope she apologized at least. Glad you had a great time at the wedding and may your thrift angels grant you a new red clutch asap.

  • christy replied 6 years ago

    Oh, man, I'd be *ticked* about the clutch! But you're right...what are you gonna do? Glad the wedding went smoothly!

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    OK, are you sure you didn't make that story up?! Honestly?! I can't believe that happened to you IRL. But I'm glad that the wedding was otherwise wonderful, and I"m sure you were stunning (well, I know you were, because we saw the outfit).

  • Gaylene replied 6 years ago

    Oh no--and it sounds like that child didn't even have the decency to apologize! But you get major points for not bopping her on her head with one of her stilettos!

    So glad it wasn't your new vintage bag, but even so...

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    That's crazy - talk about random bad luck! I agree, at least it wasn't your hand getting spiked by those shoes. A bag you can replace.

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    Wow. I admire your self control. I would have punched her in the face.

  • Jem replied 6 years ago

    Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your clutch! Although, I'm glad you had a wonderful time besides that. I'm sure you looked gorgeous as always! (Too bad Lyn wasn't there to punch her in the face for you... lol)

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    Haha; Jem ... you know I would have!

    I take my clutches very seriously.

  • christieanne replied 6 years ago

    I have a dear friend (I think she just turned 52) who says "youth and alcohol are wasted on the young" and that seems apropos to your night lol! Sorry about the clutch but the wedding sounds wonderful. Hope Kristin enjoyed it and wish her the best.

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    We know you looked stunning and I am so pleased you had such a lovely time, but I cannot believe what happened to your clutch. Did you at least receive an apology? I realise given she was intoxicated that she may not have been fully aware but my goodness you would think she would offer to replace it.

  • RunnerChick replied 6 years ago

    I'm happy the blue dress made you feel stylish and appropriate...I'm sure you looked very pretty! I was rooting for the red shoes and clutch and glad that you went with that combination. I like the wrap dress too, and I look forward to seeing you style it for work some day soon.

    The story of what happened to your clutch is freakish and plain wrong. Christieanne's friend is right - youth and alcohol are wasted on the young! I'm so sorry, Shannon! I would have bopped her on the head with the bag!

  • Kirti replied 6 years ago

    Gah that sucks!!! But glad the wedding went well :)

  • replied 6 years ago

    *moment of silence for your clutch*

    I'm glad the wedding was so special and I can't wait to see photos!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Oh goodness :(. I'm sorry to hear about your clutch, Shannon. Awful :(

    So glad you had a great time at the wedding and I know you looked incredible. Onto the next red clutch!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Apologize??? I'm not even sure she knew at that point WHERE she even was, let alone what had happened. I talked to Kristin today and she told me they ended up having to call a relative to come and get her as she was passing out in the bathroom. Sad.

    Anyway, I'm glad my phone and/or camera were not in the clutch at the time and it wasn't real leather anyway. What that little red clutch DID teach me is that a red clutch is invaluable in my wardrobe and I will now be hunting down a real leather one, perhaps vintage.

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