A P.E.I. bridal party that was looking forward to a few low-key days in the week leading up to Saturday’s wedding instead spent the past few days involved in a caper, of sorts.
Best man Kris Read was getting ready to head to a cottage in Brudenell for groom Adam Casey’s bachelor party on Friday when he stopped to get some supplies.
“We stopped off at the Sobeys in Stratford just to get a few things,” Read said.
When he was loading up the car he said he didn’t want to crush his custom grey suit from Moores, so he placed it on the car’s roof.
“We were unloading the car at the cottage and I asked the guys if anyone took the suit inside,” Read said.
It was then he realized he left it on the roof of the car and drove off. The wind swept the suit away, so the guys began some detective work.
“We called a buddy back in Stratford and he went and checked the parking lot,” Read said.
As well as the parking lot, their friend checked inside Sobeys, the liquor store and called Moores. The suit had not been turned in.
By Monday, Read knew he had to confess to the bride.
Tessa Roche was surprised to get the call.
“I thought it was weird he was calling so I got out my notepad,” Roche said.
When Read was telling Roche the story, he said she responded with a series of “OKs.”
Roche said Read seemed more upset than she did.
“A suit wasn’t going to make or break the wedding,” Roche said, “and I could tell he was a little nervous.”
While Read and his girlfriend where checking ditches on Monday, Roche started contacting local radio stations and posting on Facebook about the lost suit.
The Facebook post gained more than 800 shares.
Then, Tuesday Roche got news the suit was found.
Mona O'Shea contacted Roche to tell her her son had a suit he had seen flying off the top of a car. He took the suit to his family cottage and it turned out to be Read’s.
“It was still in perfect condition. (O’Shea’s) son found it right as it fell off,” Roche said, noting she was very relieved to find the suit.
Read was relieved as well.
“I’m feeling a lot better. I am glad I didn’t ruin the wedding,” he said.
Usually the best man holds on to the wedding rings prior to the ceremony.
“I’m not sure they are going to entrust me with that,” Read said.