After Shelby Swink was told by her then fiance, just 5 days before their wedding day, that he no longer loved her and that he would be leaving her, she was devastated. Frankly, who wouldn't be? In her emotional state, Shelby had to quickly call guests and vendors to cancel just about everything. But thankfully for Shelby, she had good friends. And it was they who suggested that the day should go on as planned, but the theme of the photo-shoot would be slightly altered…


Shelby says, "Nov. 1 was supposed to be a fun and happy day surrounded by friends and family who loved me. I decided that I would not let my ex-fiancé’s mistake of letting me go take that away from me.”


And to her ex, Shelby said, “Thank you for sparing me greater pain and loss down the road. Thank you for pushing me to realize my own strength…”