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August 19, 2008

And The Bride Wore White....

Ah! Young Love! It is so inspiring, no? Who among us does not find that weddings bring a tear even to the most jaded orb?

The wedding was on a Michigan beach, the reception was in an art gallery -- but a former Chicago couple's wedding night was spent in separate jail cells after both bride and groom got shocked by a police Taser and arrested at their raucous reception.

Andy Somora and Anna Pastuszwska's July 19 wedding reception in tiny Lakeside, Mich., is still the talk of the town after officers from 14 police departments swarmed the art gallery to quell a melee. The groom's father, uncle, aunt and cousin -- several of whom hail from Villa Park and La Grange Park -- also got arrested.

"The short version of the story is they didn't want to quit their partying," said Mike Sepic, Berrien County, Mich., chief assistant prosecutor. "If you put this in the class of wedding receptions gone bad, I guess this would take the cake."

And the story didn't end after the reception. Two nights later, the bride and groom were again arrested in Michigan -- and again shocked by a stun gun -- after struggling with police investigating a noise complaint, Sepic said. The groom was charged with pushing his new wife down during that incident, but the charge was later dropped as part of a plea bargain, Sepic said.

Key quote:

Wedding photographer Kacper Skowron, a friend of the bride, said the party was "civilized" and "top-notch," with guests from around the country.

At least until:

...fueled by alcohol, it got out of control and potentially dangerous, including when a guest heaved a metal lamp into a plate glass window. "Calling the police was a last resort," [gallery owner] Burnison said.

Fascists.

Posted by Cassandra at August 19, 2008 06:15 AM

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Yes, indeed, imagine, what a role model for the kids who saw the bride and groom getting tasered.

Actually, if they were that drunk I would have told them they were being selected to do a Klingon Rite Of Ascension and since the cops didn't have Pain Sticks, they used tasers.

Posted by: Cricket at August 19, 2008 08:31 AM

This is what comes of not slipping off with the bride to chambers just as quick as you can get away with it. How is it that young couples these days lack that eagerness?

Posted by: Grim at August 19, 2008 09:10 AM

Because it's nothing new, so there's no mystery to it? There's something to be said for chastity before marriage, I guess...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at August 19, 2008 10:17 AM

...and a modicum of sobriety *after* it.

Posted by: BillT at August 19, 2008 10:55 AM

Grim;

Maybe they were going for the ultimate "menage a Cop" and sex by taser!

OOOHHHH! Hurt Me! KINKY! Was it good for you dear?
My heart went pitty pat!

Posted by: vet66 at August 19, 2008 11:16 AM

This is what comes of not slipping off with the bride to chambers just as quick as you can get away with it. How is it that young couples these days lack that eagerness?

Because it's nothing new, so there's no mystery to it? There's something to be said for chastity before marriage, I guess...

Chastity (or lack thereof) before marriage doesn't explain it either. I'm with Grim. I stayed at my reception only as long as decorum demanded. Then it was off to... well, I'm sure you're aware.

Long receptions are for the guests, not the bride and groom.

Posted by: MikeD at August 19, 2008 01:27 PM

...and people wonder why I refused to serve alcohol at MY wedding! ;)

That would sooooo be my family ... ;P

Posted by: Nicki at August 19, 2008 01:43 PM

Gawd, I love a happy ending... :-)

Posted by: camojack at August 20, 2008 01:17 AM

Pastuszwska? That's got to be a Polish name, which sort of explains it.

The two best? biggest? supercalafragelisticexpealidocious??? "events" I've attended were a Polish wedding (went for 5 days) and an Irish wake (good for 6). When things get rollin', nobody wants to stop. :-)

Posted by: bud at August 22, 2008 04:59 PM

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