There are so many times I’ve seen family members not get along with one another but none is more memorable than the time I was setting up for a wedding at a local venue. This place is absolutely picturesque with fountains, a beautiful garden and a relaxed, historical setting. None of this sets the proper stage for these family members.
Our groom was already there with his formally-dressed friends getting ready to have their photos taken when dad finally showed up, also as well dressed as his son. Turns out junior was looking forward to seeing his pops and went outside to greet him, or perhaps inquire as to why he was running so late.
The polite exchange between father and son didn’t last long and within moments, the two were yelling at each other and shortly the impolite exchange became a flat-out family brawl. From my vantage point, the exchange had something to do with the woman the groom’s father had brought with him who, to my untrained eye, was about the same age as the bride-to-never-be.
This woman was the one who helped to get things started and was the one to call the police who responded with lightening speed. Shortly after she got on her cell phone several cruisers were on hand and they made short work of arresting both father and son.
This was the shortest wedding reception I’ve ever not performed at and I’m not sure who got to tell the bride-to-be but you can bet she wasn’t thrilled with the news. As far as I am aware, there was no make-up wedding scheduled to replace the one that never happened. After all, you don’t just marry an individual but you get the whole family.
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