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This Bride Was Forced to Honeymoon Alone, So She Took These Hilarious Pictures

Huma Mobin Facebook HoneymoonNewlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

Pass the lemonade! Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos without him — and the images have since gone viral. In an exclusive new interview, Mobin opens up to The Knot about the entire ordeal and how she felt once she returned home to new husband, Arsalaan Sever Butt.

“We planned a family trip with my in-laws and all four of us were supposed to go to Greece,” Mobin tells The Knot. “But my husband’s visa got rejected three days before we were supposed to leave. I couldn’t get a refund as it was so last-minute, so my husband insisted that I go without him — despite my many protests.”

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Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

The Pakistani couple, both 28, first met at a wedding in Lahore. “Little did we know, our brothers were best friends,” she says. Sadly, Mobin had to visit the beautiful Mediterranean country without her BFF.

“When I got there, I missed him terribly and cried my eyes out the first night,” the Outside Girl blogger recalls to The Knot. “But then, I decided to just make the best of it.”

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Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

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Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

At each major monument and scenic spot, Mobin hilariously posed with her outstretched arm and a cry face to express how much she was missing her other half. “The idea of the ‘phantom pose’ came to me from my husband, actually,” she tells us. “I made a whole series after my friends said it was amazing and funny over Whats App.”

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Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

The rest of the world thought so too. “It’s been so overwhelming. I can’t even wrap my head around it,” says Mobin, whose Facebook album — “I went to Greece without my husband and I missed him very much” — has over 600 shares. “I mean, in one day, I’ve been swarmed with messages and traffic on my page that my Facebook crashed several times … It’s terrific.”

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Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

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Newlywed bride Huma Mobin was forced to go on her honeymoon alone after her husband’s visa got rejected right before their departure, so she took photos of herself exploring without him — and the snapshots have gone viral. (Image courtesy of Huma Mobin / Facebook)

After a husband-less honeymoon, Mobin describes what it was like to finally reunite with her love. “It was amazing,” she says. “We were both in tears and I was hitting him, saying, ‘Why did you let me go?!’”

She concludes: “I had fun, but it wasn’t at all the same without him there. I think we hugged for a good 20 minutes at the airport.”

About the Author

Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.