Skip to comments.Till death do us part -- or 90 minutes, at least
Posted on 12/02/2004 7:27:04 AM PST by presidio9
Scott McKie and Victoria Anderson were looking forwards to a life of wedded bliss as they tied the knot.
But an hour and a half -- and a series of drunken assaults -- later, divorce was looming fast.
The tale of what has been billed one of Britain's least successful ever marriages ended with 23-year-old McKie being dragged from his own wedding reception by police, newspapers reported on Thursday.
According to the reports, the happy marriage lasted for all of 90 minutes before Anderson, enraged at a drunken toast to the bridesmaids by her new husband at their reception, violently hit him over the head with an ashtray.
He responded by taking a hat-stand at the pub in a suburb of Manchester, northwest England, where the party was taking place, and hurling it towards the bar "like a javelin", according to witnesses.
Police were called, and McKie headbutted one officer and punched another before being dragged to the cells, at which point 40-year-old Anderson cancelled their honeymoon and began divorce proceedings.
The sorry tale was recounted at Manchester Crown Court, where McKie pleaded guilty to a series of charges including attempted wounding and assault, receiving a community service punishment.
McKie's lawyer told the court that everyone involved had been "very, very drunk at the time".
"They had only been together for two or three months before the wedding," McKie's father told the Daily Mirror newspaper.
"It was a big mistake."
An old-fashioned soccer hooligan wedding.
"...violently hit him over the head with an ashtray."
Is this way they outlawed smoking in restaurants?
IMHO, America's very own "Bridezilla" beats their wedding reception antics and pre-honeymoon hooliganism, hands down.
90 minute marriages are just another lifestyle choice. We need to be more tolerant, folks!
Was Ron Artest in the wedding party?
Those 2:30 - 4:00 romances never work.
Do these people actually meet before they agree to marry?
LOL. That pic is a classic.
I was a driver for a 2 limousine wedding/reception. I drive the "small" limo.
After the wedding party was delivered to the reception, the other driver decided to leave for dinner. It could be a long wait.
While he was gone, the groom came out and said the other limo was no longer needed. So the other driver was notified and did not return to the reception.
As the party was winding down the bride came out to load the "stash" from the wedding. When she saw the "small" limo, she was pi$$ed.
An argument ensued. They left in separate cars. I delivered the gifts, and heard no more. Ain't love grand.
I still laugh at that picture.
Those tattoo's are incredibly classy.