PHILADELPHIA CREAM – A local couple shares their story after their wedding reception took a painful turn as they took to the dance floor for their first dance.
After planning their dream wedding, Julie Benn and Paul Richter were forced to postpone it and make other major adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These challenges were nothing compared to what they would face on their wedding night.
Julie and Paul finally got married on July 3 in Conshohocken.
Their dream night quickly turned into a nightmare after Julie dislocated her knee during their first dance.
Their story has since gone viral on TikTok and has even been picked up by People Magazine.
On Tuesday morning, the couple appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to share their story.
Julie and Paul said that the ceremony was beautiful and that everything went without a hitch, until this first dance.
Julie and Paul were only minutes away from their wedding reception when the painful incident occurred.
Julie says that a few minutes after entering the reception, they entered their first dance. At one point, Paul turns Julie around and begins to soak her – that’s when Julie’s knee gave way.
She says she immediately knew what had happened and told Paul, who helped support her and get her off the dance floor and onto a chair.
One of their guests, who was a doctor, was able to help him until the doctors could arrive and take them to a local hospital.
Julie and Paul categorically told their guests to stay and enjoy the reception and promised they would come back later. They finally returned for the last song, after several hours in the hospital to stabilize Julie’s knee.
The couple say they have no problem remembering that night a few weeks later and sharing a good laugh.
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