29-Member Wedding Party Plunges Into Lake
May 29, 2013 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
GAINESVILLE, Ga., (UPI) – A pair of Georgia newlyweds and their wedding party said they had a sense of humor about falling into a lake during a photo shoot after the ceremony.
Frank and Tricia Fearon said they were posing with their 29 bridesmaids and groomsmen on a dock following the May 18 ceremony when the structure collapsed and plunged the entire party into Lake Lanier, ABC News reported Tuesday.
“The entire wedding party flips 90 degrees and just dumps all of us in the lake, suits, dresses and everything,” Frank Fearon said.
Tricia Fearon said the party had initially considered themselves fortunate for beating a 60 percent chance of rain.
“It seemed magical that the rain held off,” she told “Good Morning America.” “It didn’t matter because we all got dumped in the lake anyways.”
The plunge was captured on video by the wedding’s videographer and posted to YouTube.
The couple said one bridesmaid suffered a fractured humerus and a dislocated shoulder. The rest of the party escaped with only minor bruises, they said.
The newlyweds said they didn’t consider their wedding to have been ruined by the incident.
“No one complained even though a lot of iPhones were damaged,” Frank Fearon said. “All of them laughed it off, went and got toweled off and danced the night away.”
“This was not a ruined wedding,” Tricia Fearon said. “A million people came up to us and said this was the best wedding they’d ever been to.”
“It was a blast,” she said. “We had a lot of fun.”