The couple had been wed only hours when the groom was passed a memory stick containing the pictures hidden in a bouquet of flowers.
A note told him to look at the contents of the device and, when he did, he found the photographs of his new wife, laid bare and in intimate circumstances.
Muslim cleric Sheikh Ghazi Bin Abdul Aziz al-Shammari told Kuwaiti television news that the groom decided on the spot that his hours-old marriage was over, the website Sabq reported.
‘The groom came to see me the next day and he was under strong emotional trauma,’ said the cleric.
‘It was truly the shock of his life and he could not bear the scandal.’
Sheikh al-Shammari said the bride’s former lover had days earlier tried to blackmail her into staying with him, threating to reveal their relationship if she refused.
She told him to get lost, telling him she was to be married and that she wanted to start a new life, become a mother and raise a family.
But her scheming ex-partner found out where the marriage was to be held, bought the bouquet and concealed the memory stick with her pictures inside.
He then took it to the hotel where the couple were celebrating their wedding and contrived for it to be passed to her husband-to-be.
Sheikh al-Shammari, who is from Saudi Arabia, did not give the nationalities of the couple, and he did not say where the events unfolded.