Sat. Jun 10th, 2023

Well, while it lasted, it was definitely fun.

The party was cut short for one Florida man who was arrested after disrupting two strangers’ wedding reception, bravely sneaking into the event not once, but twice before being caught by law enforcement.

On May 20, Sadie and Adam Dyke said yes at the Grand Plaza Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Yahoo Lifestyle reports, and their dreamy ceremony went off without a hitch. However, when the reception arrived, intruder Mark Allen Saunderson was able to slip into the evening, reportedly enjoying a snack and an open bar dancing with the women attending the party – a scene parallel to the hit 2005 film Crusher’s Wedding.

When the new Mr and Mrs walked onto the dance floor together, wedding photographer Val Ritter felt a strange interruption.

“It was the first dance and I was photographing the bride and groom. I feel like [Saunderson] is dancing behind me or touching me and trying to get my attention, ”Ritter told Fox 13.“ I’ve had disruptions at weddings, but they’ve never been that aggressive. ”

Having photographed his dance moves, Ritter was surprised to see such an alarmed married couple – which she, of course, captured on camera.
“At first we thought, ‘Is this your friend? ” ‘Not.’ “Is it your friend?” Sadie Dyke told WTSP.

“Basically, he walked in and was just at the bar, trying to get a drink, and then dancing with the bridesmaids and the groom’s mother,” agreed witness Jan Vanpolen, agreeing with the WFLA.

“The bride thought it was fun. The groom – no, – said Vanpolen. “Like none of the suitors.”
Yahoo reports that the bride’s father and two brothers quickly pulled Saunderson out of the party, but the man did not leave for long. The Land O’Lakes wedding planner soon returned to the party, entering through the kitchen. This time, however, revelers did not find his antics so humorous.

Saunderson was again taken out and arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff on hooliganism charges, according to Fox 13. Law enforcement officials said he drank.

According to the WFLA, the culprit of the party was released from prison on Tuesday morning.

Moving forward, Dykes say they will not take any offense towards the intruder. Sadie even plans to include this moment in her wedding album, Fox 13 reports.

“When weddings go wrong, it just becomes part of your wedding and history,” said Ritter.