Couple Admits To Stepping Wedding; Bride Discovers Stunt Humorous

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — A couple who gained notoriety for crashing a New Jersey wedding reception and leaving the newlyweds a card apologizing for their actions said that they did it as a lark while on their first date.

Carly Wolfson informed WCBS-TV from New York that she sent the bride, Karen Tufo, a Facebook message apologizing for showing up uninvited in the Aug. 6 occasion in Sparta.

But Tufo — who has said she discovered the stunt humorous and offered to buy the crashers a beverage — told her no apology was required. Wolfson said Tufo also told her that if all “goes well” for her Ritchie Barry, she will have to wreck their wedding.

Wolfson said she and Barry planned their outfits and produced a backstory involving a fake engagement ring. She also said they nearly got cold feet about going through with their aims, likening into a flirtatious game of “chicken.”

“(We arrived) 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 have been the life of this celebration, spending a lot of time on the dancing floor and sitting in the ideal man’s table. Many guests and guests of the wedding celebration believed they are crashers, however with everyone caught up in the party nobody questioned them.

Tufo has said she originally believed Barry was a friend of her brand new husband who she hadn’t met. She eventually met the actual friend in the future in the evening, but said she always got sidetracked when she thought of questioning the suspected crashers.

The newlyweds discovered the truth when they discovered the greeting card the crashers left them with a dollar bill attached. The handwritten note said: “Dear Fox’s, 1) appear! 2) Except for crashing your wedding 3) Best of luck!!”

The 2 crashers also contained a photo of themselves in the outfits they wore in the wedding photos.

At a Facebook note submitted the Monday after the wedding, Fox thanked all her guests but made a point of realizing the crashers and their accomplishments.

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“Well played my buddies… well played!!! I want to meet these folks and buy them a drink. Professional occupation! You gave us the ideal wedding present anyone could ever ask for!” Fox wrote.