SPARTA, N.J.— A couple who gained notoriety for crashing a New Jersey wedding reception along with leaving the newlyweds a card apologizing to their activities said they did it like a lark while on their first date.
Carly Wolfson informed WCBS-TV at New York (http://cbsloc.al/2i08E43) which she sent the bride, Karen Tufo, a Facebook message apologizing for showing up uninvited in the Aug. 6 occasion at Sparta.
However, Tufo — who’s said she discovered the stunt funny and offered to purchase the crashers a beverage — told her no apology was required. Wolfson said Tufo also told her that if all of “goes well” for her Ritchie Barry, she will need to crash their marriage.
Wolfson said she and Barry planned their outfits and created a backstory involving a bogus engagement ring. She also said they almost got cold feet about going through with their plans, likening it into a playoff game of “chicken.”
“(We came) in directly behind the bride, such as literately straight behind her,” Wolfson said. “I freak out, shut the doors.”
Reception attendees have said Wolfson and Barry were the life of the celebration, spending a lot of time around the dancing floor and sitting in the ideal man’s table. Many guests and members of the wedding celebration believed they might be crashers, but with everybody trapped in the celebration no one questioned them.
Tufo has said she initially believed Barry was a buddy of her brand new husband who she hadn’t met. She finally met the actual friend in the future in the evening, but said she continually got sidetracked when she thought of questioning the supposed crashers.
The newlyweds learned the truth when they discovered that the greeting card that the crashers left them using a dollar bill attached. The handwritten note said: “Dear Fox’s, 1) appear! 2) Sorry for crashing your marriage 3) Best of fortune!!”
The 2 crashers also contained a photograph of themselves at the outfits they wore at the wedding photographs.
In a Facebook note submitted the Monday following the marriage, Fox thanked all her guests but made a point of realizing that the crashers and their achievements.
“Well played with my buddies… well played!!! I need to satisfy these individuals and get them a drink. Professional job! You gave us the best wedding gift anyone could ever ask for!” Fox wrote.