Wedding Horror Story: Mixed Message With The Toast

September 28, 2016 by Tony Barthel

With over 30 years experience Ray Martinez, RayMar, has seen most of it, if not all of it. One of the pioneers of the DJ industry, RayMar certainly has some stories to tell and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a heck of a story teller.

At one particular wedding, RayMar described the marriage as something one might find typical in Southern California – an Irish guy marrying a Mexican girl. But this was one of those weddings where you could feel the tension in the air so when the well-spoken father got on the mic, a bit of that tension was relieved.

That was, until he said to his son, “What the hell are you doing marrying a Mexican girl – you should have married an Irish girl.” There’s nothing quite like a relative with an attitude armed with a microphone.

Naturally, this started a war of words in the wedding but calmer senses prevailed and there had already been a bit of drinking so all was forgiven. For a while.

The meal, first dance and many of the other wedding festivities had already taken place and on the second round of dancing, the groom’s sister, who coincidentally had just been released from jail on a charge of prostitution, began to show the family just why she might be suspected of that crime. Her very flimsy dress revealed more than just her intentions as she reenacted scenes from the movie Dirty Dancing.

As her skin was revealed to an increasing degree, so were tempers and the entire wedding turned into one gigantic brawl.

“Thank God there was a back entrance ‘cause I was outta there before the guests had left,” said RayMar. Of course he had to make his way around the slew of police cruisers that were busy arresting the brawling party guests.


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Anthony (Tony) Barthel has been a DJ since 1986 with a unique take on marketing that has resulted in over 1,000 events personally performed. In that time Tony’s weird sense of humor and unique perspective on the world got him started collecting these stories and sharing them with friends and other wedding professionals. Born in Baden, Switzerland Tony celebrates the unusual and outlandish as part of his lifestyle. He was married to Peggy Sue in 2005 in what his friends describe as the most unusual wedding ceremony and reception they’ve ever been to. The ceremony was in a 1928 movie theater complete with giant Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ and the reception lasted for two days including a gathering in an ocean side lagoon with 400 of their closest friends.

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