These images show a bride clutching a bouquet of flowers in her wedding dress standing next to an overturned car after she and her new were caught up in a car smash 10 minutes after they wed.
Despite the badly-timed accident in the city of Den Bosch in the province of North Brabant in southern Netherlands, the couple managed to get some unique snaps with rescue workers to go in the wedding album.
According to reports, the newlyweds, identified as Debbie and Ruud, were on their way home after exchanging vows.
Ruud said: “We were married for just 10 minutes when it all went horribly wrong.”
The groom was driving along with tradition tin cans making a racket behind the car when he suddenly hit a kerb and flipped the vehicle on its roof.
He said: “I lost control of the wheel. No idea how it happened. I tried to steer in the opposite direction, but it did not work. Two wheels hit the kerb at the same time and the car rolled on its roof.”
Luckily, some of the wedding guests saw the accident and rushed to help the Dutch couple.
Ruud said: “We were thinking, ‘what shall we do now?’ and I calmly turned off the engine. Within 30 seconds, one of our witnesses was yanking open the car door.
The emergency services arrived on the scene and the uninjured newlyweds were able to take a few unique wedding snaps with paramedics and police officers.
Ruud said: “It was very fortunate that we were both unharmed. We still had a very nice reception afterwards.
“We went home because our guests were waiting there for our party.”
While Debbie’s stunning wedding dress remained in perfect condition, the same could not be said of the car.
Ruud remarked: “There is nothing left of it. We will have to look for a new one.”
When the newlyweds eventually buy a new car, they plan on taking it to neighbouring Germany for their honeymoon.
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