Crasher livens up Golden Gate Park wedding in San Francisco

A well-dressed wedding crasher caused a disturbance during festivities at the Conservatory of Flowers on Saturday night and then returned after being ejected

A well-dressed wedding crasher caused a disturbance during festivities at the Conservatory of Flowers on Saturday night and then returned after being ejected

So much planning goes into making your wedding the most perfect day of your life – the location, the guests, the flowers, the cake. But, as always, it’s the things you can’t plan for that can ruin everything. Consider the case of one unfortunate couple whose Golden Gate Park wedding this past weekend got thrown into disarray by one unwelcome guest.

Police said a well-dressed but sauced wedding crasher caused a disturbance during festivities at the Conservatory of Flowers Saturday night and then returned after being ejected, lobbing his shoe at the DJ, getting pepper-sprayed and then arrested.

Officers were called to the reception at 11:45 p.m. Saturday to investigate the disturbance and found a shoeless, bleary-eyed 33-year-old San Francisco man, Park Station Capt. Denis O’Leary said.

Guests said the drunken man had wandered into the reception and began causing a disturbance, according to O’Leary.

“Some of the guests got him to leave and then he forced his way back in,” O’Leary said. “The drunk came back in throwing his shoe.”

The shoe flew in the direction of the wedding DJ, who then pepper-sprayed the man, “but two of his friends got sprayed as well,” O’Leary said.

Officers then arrived and arrested the man.

Other than the wedding crasher’s missing shoes, “he was dressed like he belonged there,” O’Leary said. The man was wearing a white shirt, gray tie, and a black-and-gray vest over black slacks.

The man spent the night at Park Station until he sobered up.

“Hell of wedding, don’t you think?” said O’Leary.

According to its website, the Conservatory of Flowers rents out for a wedding ceremony and reception for $8,900. The venue “offers a beautiful, unique setting that will make any engagement unforgettable!” Indeed.

aburack@sfexaminer.com

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