But it wasn’t so straightforward for long. Just after the wedding, Michelle, an army reservist, decided to go into the reserve center to formally change her name. However, that day she came away with much more than she bargained for.
She was only hoping to carry out the simple task of changing her surname, but a sergeant came out to speak to newly married Michelle. And he didn’t bring good news. He told her something that would turn her honeymoon period upside down.
Michelle was informed that she was about to be deployed. But she wasn’t given much warning at all. In fact, it worked out that she would be sent away only 22 days after the wedding. It wasn’t the news anyone wanted to hear – especially husband Rod.