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Old April 24th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Violence at weddings?

I caught this http://www.nbc4i.com/news/8929096/detail.html article: "RAYMOND, Ohio -- A man who was growing impatient about the cake-cutting at a wedding reception allegedly stabbed the bride's father and brother Saturday afternoon."

Fully realizing that alcohol consumption can lead to some very ... colorful situations and clearly something that goes to this level is simply unfortunate to the bride and groom, the families involved and those that attended.

Have you had to deal with these kind of events? Are they infrequent?

I guess I'm trying to put myself in the spot in Raymond, Ohio where you're supposed to be capturing a celebration and then all of a sudden - something like this happens. Obviously the families are shook up, the bride and groom's day now completely ruined.

While I realize that "it's still a business," but I'm just trying to rationalize how someone would cope having personally witnessed a difficult event like that - and how to approach the DVD/video product in its aftermath....

Anyhow - just curious what others thought about it....

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Old April 24th, 2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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First wedding I did was for a young couple in their early 20s. One of the Grooms friends was out on the dance floor when he got bumped or pushed accidentally (I didn't see the initial altercation) - of course, this dimwit wanted to look all tough - so he decided to start a fight right on the dance floor with kids and grandparents all around. . . .

Luckily, cooler heads prevailed - and they were broken up as soon as the first punch was thrown - but it was an interesting situation to say the least.

At the same wedding, one of the guests did pass out by his table from too much to drink - he had to be helped into his car to be taken home . . . .

I think this is one of those businesses where anything can happen. . .

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Old April 24th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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If a wedding ever came to a similar instance as the article, then I suggest you engage your videography skills and quickly become a "television camera person" and capture all of the excitement. It will be very beneficial to the bride and groom later on in the courts.

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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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I did a few dozen weddings to pay for school in the nineties. Most went without an incident, but there is a lot of stress leading up to a wedding, followed by a lot of binge drinking, so the potential is always there. I taped a wedding where the groom got real ticked off because someone put Oreo cookies on his pickup. Biggest day of his life and he's screaming about the creamy filling damaging his paint job (must have made the bride feel so special). At another wedding, the mother of the bride paid me extra to take out any shots of the groom and his family because they welshed on an agreement to pay for half of the reception. I'm sure that's one cozy Christmas photo :)

If people spent have as much time on the marriage as they did planning the wedding event, the divorce rate wouldn't be 58% and climbing. <end:soapbox>
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:04 AM   #5
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If a wedding ever came to a similar instance as the article, then I suggest you turn your quickly become a "television camera person" and capture all of the excitement. It will be very beneficial to the bride and groom later on in the courts.
TRUE! And make sure you don't sell your rights away you until you actually sell it.

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