Thieves broke into a dying man's house and stole Champagne while he was getting married.
Burglars broke in and stole the drink, which was going to be used at the reception, as cancer sufferer Tommy Beacall married Janet.
The thieves also fled with food and £300 worth of alcohol for guests who had travelled to the event in Birmingham from around the country.
The wedding was planned when Mr Beacall found out he had only three to six months to live. Mr Beacall, from Moseley, who is having chemotherapy treatment, said: "What happened was disgusting. I hope they feel very proud of what they've done.
"The drinks weren't for us - they were to give away to the people who came such a long way and somehow or other I'll make it up to them."
The couple are adamant the thieves knew the house would be empty.
"Whoever did this took advantage of the fact they knew there'd be nobody here," said Tommy.
"They knew there was a lot of drink here. They searched the place for anything else of value but fortunately we didn't leave any money."
The 54-year-old, who owns The Rock florists in Stechford, is battling terminal lung cancer and doctors have warned him there is little hope.
Burglars targeted the house part of the shop during the wedding, at All Saints Church, in Stechford.
Mrs Beacall, aged 57, said: "You can get any lower than this. I don't know what goes through people's minds.
"It obviously happened while we were at the church and they would have known that we were there. But the day was very special and they couldn't have ruined it even if they had tried."
Accordion player Mr Beacall donned Highland dress for the ceremony which was witnessed by 500 people.
His new wife's 86-year-old father Luther Ridding, from Selly Oak, gave her away while her 35-year-old daughter, Lisa Kelly, was bridesmaid. But the newlyweds' distress at finding their home burgled was tempered by a ray of sunshine from another anonymous Birmingham man.
A coach full of 30 relatives from The Wirral, including Tommy's mother Nellie, got lost in the city centre on the big day and were sure they would miss the nuptials in Stechford.
But a passing driver they flagged down led the coach party to the church six miles away.