Cardenio Online Hubbub Monday, May 12, 2008: Weddings Gone Awry

We’ve asked our audience to reveal their best stories of weddings gone awry. While many agreed with Ashley J. that their stories couldn’t compare with the mayhem in Cardenio, a few volunteered some of their nuptial busts.

“Well I went to awry wedding, which is not quite the same thing.  The bride and groom were both in recovery from serious addictions and the minister who officiated…actually used the word ‘divorce’ twice.  In a wedding sermon.” -Leaf R.

“I used to be a wedding photographer. My worst example was a fight that broke out between members of the wedding party. I had to hide under a pool table to keep from getting hit.” -Anonymous

“My wife’s mother remarried in her 60s to her fourth husband – let’s call him Bertram. Bertram was a big talker and had big plans – for his new bride’s money. At the wedding dinner he showed his pictures of his resort by a beautiful lake deep in the Maine woods. He invited all the wedding party to stay there for week. We drove four hours through deepest darkest Maine to what was indeed a beautiful pine-shrouded lake – but no resort! Bertram had shown us computer-renderings from an architect. His plan was to whip us up into enthusiasm and then ask his new wife for the money to complete his project. Bertram handed out tents and sleeping bags from his SUV…After a soggy and mosquito-filled night, punctuated by shrieks whenever a small animal rustled the nearby bushes, there wasn’t much enthusiasm for Bertram’s project the next morning. However, love conquers all. The couple remains wed today. (But the unspoiled Maine lake remains so.)” -Bob S.

What stories do you have? Keep the discussion going on A.R.T.’s Online Hubub.

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