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A bloke who placed a little too much faith in Google Maps nearly ended up marrying the wrong woman.
The bizarre mixup unfolded in a small town in Java, Indonesia on Easter Sunday, April 4.
The hapless groom and his wedding party were aiming for Losari Hamlet of Pakis District in central Java. However, due to an unfortunate mixup, they ended up in nearby Jengkol Hamlet.
By an extraordinary coincidence, there was a wedding taking place there too. Local woman Maria Ulfa was due to get spliced to Burhan Sidqi from Ringinum Village, Kendal Regency, Central Java.
But Burhan was running late, the bride told reporters because his wedding party had stopped one route to look for a toilet. In the meantime, the new groom showed up.
Seeing all the wedding decorations festooning the house, the new arrivals not unreasonably thought this was the wedding they were looking for.
Maria was getting her makeup done at the time, so didn’t immediately realise that the young man being greeted by her wedding guests was the wrong groom entirely.
"I was shocked when I saw the man’s group as I did not know any of them," she told the Malay Mail.
She added while her fiancé was from Kendal, the wedding party that had arrived at her home were all from Pemalang. It was that fact that made her realise something wasn’t quite right.
By this time the "groom" had already received a number of gifts from well-wishers.
Eventually, the mixup was revealed and, with some directions from Maria’s family, the lost wedding party set off on the road to their actual wedding.
A video clip of the bizarre moment has gone viral – but many social media users are asking how the man managed to remain ignorant of his mistake for quite as long as he did.
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