Actually, it started with a water pistol and a pork pie. Like all true love stories, right?
From the Telegraph 17/02/14:
A couple's wedding celebrations were interrupted by a brawl that is thought to have started over a pork pie.
Officers from the dog section at West Yorkshire Police tweeted that they were on the way to the ''large fight'' in Bradford which led to three arrests.
The tweet said: ''All started over a pork pie apparently!''
Ah. The food for the reception must have been selected from the ‘garage snack’ range rather than the gourmet menu. More shopping cart than a la carte.
Around 30 to 40 wedding guests were involved in the disturbance at the wedding of Wendy Carter and her fiance Ryan Barraclough.
Chris Sowden, 43, steward at the Harold Club said: "People had been drinking since 2pm.
The class of a traditional English wedding!
"It all started with a water pistol then a pork pie got thrown.
It beats confetti I suppose.
"It was completely out of control and by the end about 30 to 40 guests had got involved.
"The bride was devastated. Her dress was ruined, she had a lovely big white gown and it had beer and WKD all over it.
Thank God no champagne was wasted in the brawl, that’s all I can say.
"Mostly people had some cuts and bruises but one of the women involved the initial fight had her cheek bitten and her ear bitten.
Sgt Claire Smith, of Tong and Wyke Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Two arrests were made for assault and one for a public order matter."
The public order arrest resulted in a fixed penalty and the other two people were bailed pending further enquiries.
I wonder if the bride and groom honeymooned in Melton Mowbray?