The Unfortunate Accident Eric Trump's Wife Lara Suffered Before Their Wedding

As the story goes, North Carolina native Lara Trump (née Lara Yunaska) met Eric Trump, the third child and second son of Donald Trump, in 2008 during an outing with friends in the Big Apple. "We spotted each other across the room. I was immediately intrigued. And, hopefully, Eric felt the same," she told television host Ainsley Earhardt during a "Fox & Friends" interview in 2016. Fast forward three months later, and the pair finally went on their very first date. "We went to a restaurant where we talked for hours before ordering dinner," Lara dished to Wedding Style Magazine, adding, "It was the best date I've ever been on."

Then, in 2013, Trump popped the question while the two were vacationing at the Trump Seven Springs estate in Bedford, New York, per Insider. "Eric wanted to make very sure," Lara joked about her husband taking all of five years and two months to propose. 

Alas, three weeks before the big day, Lara suffered a harrowing accident that threatened to disrupt the couple's big day. Still, she vowed that the lavish affair set to take place at — you guessed it– Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, would indeed go on.

Lara Trump broke both of her wrists while riding a horse

During an interview with Fox & Friends, Lara Trump revealed that T minus three weeks until she tied the knot to Eric Trump, she broke both wrists during a horse riding accident. 

Initially, the bride-to-be was hopeful that her wrists would mend quickly and the casts could come off before her big day. "'Wedding countdown: 2 weeks and 2 casts to go! #HopeImAFastHealer," she penned in an optimistic Instagram post. Eventually, however, it became clear the pesky casts had finagled their way onto the guest list, after all. "It really didn't stop the show," she recalled. "I gave myself about three or four hours of a full pity party the day it happened. And then I said, 'You know what, I still get to marry the love of my life. I get to marry my best friend. The show will go on. And we had a great wedding."

But that's not all. Trump also vowed to get back on the horse again — literally. "There are inherent risks that we all take in life. When you truly love something, it's worth it. I wouldn't take back one day of riding — stuff happens. I will ride again and it will be better than ever," she declared in another post. But make no mistake — her wedding designer still had a lot of work to do to make those wrist casts work.

Lara Trump leaned into her wrist casts

Double wrist casts — but make it fashionable!

According to Lara Trump, once it was apparent that both of her wrist casts were there to stay — at least for her wedding, anyway — she and her team rolled up their sleeves and got to work. While Trump was permitted to remove the casts for the actual ceremony, she still needed to find a way to make them work for the reception. "I had to get creative with a way to make casts look bridal," she told People about the decision to lean into her bandages. "Fortunately, my wedding planner, Jennifer Zabinski, and my designer, Preston Bailey, came up with some fabulously bedazzled gloves to try and blend these casts," she explained. And that they did! As evidenced by many photos from the big day, Trump's fingerless gloves flowed seamlessly with both of her Vera Wang wedding gowns.

Unfortunately, it appears the casts stuck around for the honeymoon, too. In a throwback shot posted to Instagram, Trump is all smiles as she rocks a pair of shades while sitting on a boat with the wind blowing through her hair. "Honeymoon bound...casts and all," she captioned the shot.