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Jilted Groom Throws Reception Party, Honeymoons With Brother (VIDEO)

08/27/2013 12:13 pm ET | Updated Aug 28, 2013

What would you do if your fiancée called off the wedding right before the ceremony? Would you cancel the reception, or throw a party and go on the honeymoon instead? Franz Wisner went with the latter option when his bride-to-be called off their nuptials right before the big day.

Though there were signs that his relationship was rocky, Wisner attributed them to cold feet up until the engagement was broken.

"We had a spectacular crash a couple days before the wedding," he told HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd. "She said she couldn't do it. But it was so close to the wedding that food's there, wine's there, guests are there -- they've flown in from Europe, they've flow in from all over the world."

Instead of canceling the expensive weekend, Franz's family and friends went ahead with the wedding schedule. "We had the golf tournament on the Thursday, the rehearsal dinner on the Friday, and even a mock wedding ceremony on the Sunday where a friend of mine, who had just been skinny dipping in the cold Pacific Ocean, dressed himself in seaweed and he stepped in for my runaway bride."

Wisner then invited his recently divorced brother to join him on his planned honeymoon to Costa Rica. "Here we are, two brothers who were both dumped, in the middle of this surreal weekend. It was only natural that at the end of this crazy weekend, I turn to my brother and say, 'how would you like to go on a honeymoon?'" Franz recalled.

"We took off on my honeymoon to Costa Rica, which was supposed to be for a week. But it was good. We kind of reconnected as brothers and had a bunch of the conversations that we should have been having, cleared our heads. Travel's always great for that."

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