• The wedding crashers

We’ve all seen, in person or on film, some of the elbowing and scrabbling that can go on when single women fight for the bridal bouquet tossed at a wedding. But in Italy, home of romance and tradition, the bouquet nearly wiped out a building.

According to Corriere della Sera, the bride and groom at a wedding near Livorno hired a small plane to fly them over a line of women guests who would be waiting for the bouquet to be tossed. When it was, the flowers were sucked into the plane’s engine, causing it to catch fire and explode.

The aircraft plunged into a hostel. One passenger was hurt but 50 or so people in the hostel escaped injury.

The bridal couple, by the way, did not take part in the flyover. The woman selected to toss the bouquet was the most seriously injured.


About Bill Dowd

Webmaster/social media coordinator for the Southern Rensselaer County NY Rotary Club.

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