Here's Cate Simmons' beautifully eerie take on Miss Havisham*
The writer Ronald Frame was so intrigued by Charles Dickens' jilted bride he wrote an entire backstory for her from the details in Great Expectations.
Another famous literary disappointed bride is Jane Eyre. Mr Rochester is denounced as a bigamist at the altar. Still married to his mad wife Bertha, he cannot wed the distraught Jane.In real life, the pain of such a loss can lead to suicide attempts.
Miss Li seen seven storeys up c/o NBC news
Fortunately Miss Li was saved by Guo Zhongfan, a local community officer. She tried to kill herself after her fiancé had left her and married another woman just days before their wedding.
Taking quite a different approach was Angela Burrow, previously a Major in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. She went ahead with the reception on New Year's Day at Tylney Hall, staging it as a 'new beginnings party', after her fiancé of three and half years told her by text it was off.
Some might want revenge. Quentin Tarantino's The Bride in Kill Bill, for example, or this ghostly creation by Giulia:
How would you feel?
*For more delicate artwork, see Cate Simmons Steering for North