Entire Wedding Party Falls Into Lake

Sep 28, 2011 3:09pm


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Forget photos of the church, the first dance or the bride’s walk down the aisle.

The wedding picture for one Michigan couple will be that of them and their entire wedding party submerged in Michigan’s Sugarloaf Lake.  And, not, on purpose.

Chicagoans Nikki Palluzzi and Jonathan Wagenschutz assembled their entourage of bridesmaids and groomsmen on a platform jutting out into Sugarloaf Lake, just outside Detroit, Saturday for what they hoped would be a picturesque, post-wedding photo op.

Instead, the planned photo shoot went from picturesque to cringe-worthy when the platform suddenly gave way, plunging the entire bridal party – bride, wedding dress and all – into the lake’s waters.

Instead of borrowing something blue, the bride became submerged in something blue, and wet.

Palluzzi’s feet and bottom half of her dress were underwater until her friends and, in a good sign for their future together, her new husband, quickly pulled her out of the water.

California based wedding videographer Jeff Hayward captured the moment and posted it to YouTube, where the clip has been viewed more than 20,000 times since Monday.

Meanwhile a picture of the moment the dock collapsed, titled “My cousin’s entire bridal party sank into a lake this weekend,” has been viewed nearly 800,000 times on the photo sharing site Imgur.

Taking it all in stride, the bride was reportedly seen later laughing and having a beer with the rest of the wedding party, and jokingly instructing her groom to dry her legs with a towel.

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