John and Bridget Barrot were engaged to be married when they heard that ABC's "What Would You Do?" was looking for a wedding to crash. The couple, who are big fans of the 2005 film "Wedding Crashers," jumped at the opportunity.
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When they met in Australia, Bridget knew John was the one for her. "I saw him across the bar and literally called him over with my finger. And we just started talking," she said.
John played the role of a tour guide, showing her around his home country, and simultaneously falling in love. When they decided to get married, they knew they had to do something memorable for their guests. As John explained, "I think our wedding's the ideal setting for wedding crashers. We've got a lot of different personalities. We've got the Australian personalities. We've got the American personalities."
"I think that our family and friends all have a really great sense of humor," Bridget beamed. "They're all going to find it hilarious once they find out that these people are crashers."
Inspired by the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson movie, we sent two actors, posing as legitimate wedding guests, to mingle among the unsuspecting crowd to see how long they could keep their cover going.
"We're going to try to just take as much food as we can," said one of our crashers, Eric Wdowiak. "[We'll] bring some Ziplocs, throw some food in a Ziploc, and throw it in our pockets. Um, basically draw attention to ourselves while we're at the buffet and have people wonder why on earth we're taking all of this food."
Wdowiak and his partner in crime, Mark Noonan, wasted no time chatting up Hugh, one of John's friends from Australia. Wdowiak pretended to be an aspiring country singer, a genre of music the groom doesn't enjoy. Hugh bought their act hook, line and sinker.
Wdowiak said, "Hugh was with me, smiling and laughing, just thinking I am some weird guy who came to the party."
The crashers then worked their magic on Bridget's cousin, Katie Pinzino. This time, Wdowiak tried to charm Pinzino by claiming to be from Australia. When her cousin, Dan Raymond, joined the conversation, Wdowiak's accent slipped in and out.
Wdowiak later told us about the challenge of taking on multiple personas: "I was forgetting which accent I was supposed to be doing."
If Wdowiak's accent slip-ups didn't raise a red flag, he touched a nerve after telling Raymond how much he was looking forward to wooing Pinzino on the dance floor.
"First I was like, 'Uh, weird. You know, creepy,'" Raymond said. "And I was like, to Katie, 'Uh, maybe stay away? It's probably best.'"
Friends and cousins weren't the only targets of our crashers. Katherine Fico, the mother of the bride, was in for an interesting night herself.
"My mom is definitely going to be caught off-guard," said Bridget. "She has been the one that's played jokes on people her entire life. That's her thing. Anytime somebody new comes into her family, she is always thinking, scheming ways that she can play jokes on them. To actually be able to turn the tables on her ... is going to be pretty funny."
Much to Bridget's delight, our crashers fulfilled her wishes.