Truly A Wedding From Hell

by admin on October 11, 2012

ABC News reports that a huge brawl broke out involving 75-100 guests from two separate weddings last weekend. The original brawl began between family members of one wedding and somehow ended up involving the wedding guests of another wedding.

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Bint October 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

This reminded me of another wedding brawl, for the most disgusting reason I have ever seen.

This wasn’t actually in the Sport (a joke tabloid), but in genuine daily papers at the time. I note the irony of their venue (a Temperance hall!) and remember my Scots’ husband’s total lack of surprise.


AS October 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Bint – is it rude that I actually laughed at the post? Not at the mayhem that resulted, but at the “skidmark”! Though let us face it, any stain, especially from the poorly-wiped backside, can lead to pretty nasty stains on any dress.


Agania October 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

HAHAHAHAHA!! AS, if you’re rude, then I am too! Skidmark, brawl, Temperance Hall. Classic!


Spuck October 11, 2012 at 10:32 am

I feel sorry for the brides and grooms in this case. It is bad enough to be the wedding where the brawl breaks out, but now both are going to be remembered as the wedding brawls where someone died. Never mind that it could have been a heart attack actually unrelated to the fight, but that is what people are probably going to remember in the end.


Baku-chan October 11, 2012 at 10:47 am



Enna October 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

Wow. Truth really is stranger then fiction.


Ashley October 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

The craziest thing I have read about this whole incident is that the friend of one of the brides said that the police had abused their power by using tasers and clubs to try and break up the fight. I’m not sure what else she expected them to do when confronted by a drunken brawl in a hotel lobby. What if they hadn’t done anything and people had gotten more seriously injured, would she be complaining they hadn’t done enough?


Cat October 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

If you know your family is given to brawling at receptions, it might save time to invite the police along with the other guests to save all that calling 911.
If this happened to me, I would disown every relative I had who was involved. Talk about being publically humiliated!


Nancy October 12, 2012 at 12:37 am

I feel really bad for the bride(s), but honestly, what were people thinking? When fights like this break out, the smartest thing you can do is WALK AWAY. I don’t get why the first party thought they should come back after their reservation was over. But who I feel REALLY bad for was the staff who had to put up with this lot of self-absorbed douches.


Athersgeo October 12, 2012 at 4:23 am

This takes me back to my days in the taxi office. We were tasked with picking up from a wedding reception at one of the local pubs and the driver dispatched called back to report that:
The men were in the car park, throwing punches, the women were in the front bar pulling hair and the grand parents and children were in the back bar throwing food – and the police had just arrived.

Not unsurprisingly, our driver didn’t actually pick anyone up – he left it to the police to sort out.


Pete October 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

As a wedding photographer in the area I heard a bit of back story on this. Turns out they were both after parties from weddings that happened off site. One had a bar tab covered by the couple, the other did not and the brawl happened when the cash bar group tried to get their drinks covered on the other couples tab. Sad that people dropped to that level, and a chain reaction of poor decisions resulted.


Melinda October 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm

THAT is ridiculous. Wow, what appalling behavior… Not a good way to start off a marriage at all!


Nancy October 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I would just like to note that at the catering company I worked at, parties are required to hire and pay for a police officer if there is going to be alcohol at the reception.


Beth F October 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I think this happened after my wedding, at the hotel my new siblings in law were hanging out at, but my SIL’s husband *my husband’s sister* decked my husband’s brother. It was years of animosity that had built up and one said something and the other one punched him.

This was one of the reasons why we did not have alcohol at the reception itself. (and a short reception!)


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