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Have Thumb, Will Marry, Says Hitchhiking Bride

Angelique Arsenault didn't let her limo's flat tire ruin her big day
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2016 11:33 AM CDT
Bride Hitches Her Way to Own Wedding
Cheers to the crafty bride.   (PIxabay)

(Newser) – "For richer and for poorer, through broken-down cars and in health" is how Angelique Arsenault could have rewritten her vows after a pre-wedding roadblock in New Hampshire. The AP reports Arsenault was in her limo with her bridal party on Saturday, on her way to say "I do" in Milford, when suddenly the car came to a halt on a somewhat-deserted road in Brookline. "I'm like, 'It's fine. Maybe he just hit something,'" the maid of honor tells CBS Boston, adding that he then informed his passengers that the limo had a flat.

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The bridal party decided to take the incident in stride, indulging in some of the limo's champagne and then sticking their thumbs out to hitch a ride to the wedding ceremony and Jarrod Dunne, Arsenault's waiting fiance, at the Mile Away restaurant (which was actually seven miles away at that point). That's when a Good Samaritan named Jay pulled over with a car full of kids, heard their story, ran to drop the kids off, and returned to offer his chauffeuring services. The bride tells WCVB she arrived a half-hour late to the ceremony, but she says her wedding day still turned out to be "amazing." (A Tennessee bride helped out at an accident scene, dress and all.)

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