Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wedding vows, then a kick to the bride

I meant to blog about this yesterday, and then got busy and forgot. You've probably heard about it by now, but it's funny enough that, well ...

I wish I could've been the reporter putting this story together. It involves a brawl between a bride and groom on the day of their wedding.

Sadly, that's not exactly unique. Intoxication is tremendous fuel for marital fireworks. But this scene was special.

The groom "used a karate-style kick with his leg to kick Christa [the bride], knocking her to the floor," the criminal complaint said.

Maybe it was just part of their first dance together. A hip-hop move gone bad, perhaps.


The fight traveled from a hallway to an elevator then into the hotel lobby where, police said, the couple threw metal planters containing live plants into an elevator at the men who tried to break up the fight.

Well, it looks like the bride and groom were teaming up on that one. I guess they reconciled.

And finally, truly a wedding-day vision:

The bride, still wearing her wedding gown, was picked up by her father. The dentist [groom] left on his own, one eye swollen shut, wearing tuxedo pants, a bloody T-shirt and one shoe.

You can see the rest of the story, and a photo of the couple, here.