Happy ending after rings lost
‘‘She looked like she had seen a ghost...she said she could not find my rings.’’
A Cromwell bride had to improvise last minute with wedding bands after her mother-in-law drove off accidentally with the rings on her car roof.
Elaine and Nick Scott decided to throw together a last-minute wedding for family and friends in Cromwell on January 29, for those who could not make their wedding in Brazil in July.
The day started smoothly for the 34-year-old bride who got prepared at her home, while the guests gathered at her in-law’s house nearby. When she was ready she handed over a box containing two wedding bands to take to the ceremony.
‘‘I said, ’take good care of the rings and give them to Lucca, our son, so he can give them to us at the moment of our ceremony’.’’
When Scott arrived ‘‘about to walk down the isle’’, her motherin-law came out ‘‘looking like she had seen a ghost’’.
‘‘I thought something had happened to my kids. I’ve never seen her look like that. She was looking all around the car...She said she could not find the rings.’’
While guests waited for the bride, she and her mother-in-law drove back home and tore her bedroom upside down thinking the rings would be in the house.
‘‘We called friends to start looking in the house at my in-laws. We got them to go through jacket pockets, through drawers in case she had put them in a safe place.’’ No rings.
‘‘I said, ‘it’s my wedding day and I’m not going to think about it...I said, ‘we can’t wait anymore’, and I took off my engagement ring and put it in another box we had and we borrowed Nick’s uncle’s wedding band.’’
The next day the houses were turned upside down without success. On Tuesday morning success came. Scott’s mother in-law went to the police station to find a Chilean woman had found the rings on the road about a block from Scott’s house. Her motherin-law had accidentally driven off with the rings on the roof of the car.
‘‘That was the first time I cried. It was a huge relief...Luckily for me I am having another wedding in Brazil with my family so I can have my moment again.’’
The mother-in-law had met with the good Samaritan and gave her a gift to say thank you, she said.