Infamous Literary Weddings

Have you heard the superstition that July is an unlucky month for weddings? Yes, it’s actually a thing. Instead of a happily-ever-after, this tradition claims that July nuptials may go sour. There’s even a poem that says, “Married in July with flowers ablaze, Bitter-sweet memories in after days.” With that in mind, we can’t help but recall some of the most notorious weddings in literary history. While it’s not to say that the following weddings occurred in July, it’s hard not to empathize with these characters:

Great Expectations
Author: Charles Dickens
Read By: John Lee

Miss Havisham sure had it rough. Left at the alter, the poor gal stayed in her wedding dress from the rest of her life.

Jane Eyre

Just as our feisty heroine is about to marry the man she loves, some astonishing news about her betroth’s past interrupts the wedding.

A Storm of Swords

Three words: The Red Wedding. *Still not over it.*

With weddings like these, it’s no wonder that some folks may feel a bit anxious about the big day! Though unlucky weddings sure do make for interesting stories…