'Absolutely absurd': Bride, groom arrested in post-wedding bar brawl
Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:58AM EDT
It's not the way most people picture their first night of wedded bliss.
A bride and groom ended their wedding night in the Edmonton Police Service’s cutest little jailhouse suites, after they were booked for a post-wedding brawl at a downtown bar.
It’s unclear how the brawl started, but photos and videos posted on social media show the fight spilling out of the Denizen Hall bar and onto the street, where police soon intervened.
Witnesses say it was a bizarre scene, and the bride was right in the middle of it.
“The doors just explode open and bodies just start piling out,” witness Matt Machado told CTV Edmonton.
“The bride is just swinging, and the melee ends up on the sidewalk,” said another witness.
“As we’re watching you just see this girl in a wedding dress right in the middle of it,” a third witness said.
“It was just absolutely ridiculous and absolutely absurd,” Machado said.
Police say the bride was arrested and charged with assault, while the groom was charged with mischief. Their identities have not been released.
Several images and videos of the incident were posted online. “Your wedding is trash,” one user wrote in a tweet, which included a photo of the bride sitting outside next to security staff.
“Pure garbage,” said another user, who shared an image of bar patrons watching the brawl.
This is the greatest picture I will ever take. Goodnight. pic.twitter.com/XQhuiVQrKy— Ryan (@IAmByks) August 20, 2017
How's your wedding night? pic.twitter.com/sQXLxksdXI— Section O™ (@Section_O) August 20, 2017
Due to popular demand, here is the 2nd video from the Bride & Groom melee outside Denizen haha pic.twitter.com/dLVb7QFk1v— Section O™ (@Section_O) August 22, 2017
Police have now showed up to take the bride & groom away pic.twitter.com/jRrBiDByI5— Section O™ (@Section_O) August 20, 2017
your wedding is trash pic.twitter.com/C1hAZKwrys— Section O™ (@Section_O) August 20, 2017
No one was injured in the altercation.
Witnesses credited the bar’s security staff with resolving the incident.