A bride from New Jersey found a note the morning after her wedding that confirmed her suspicions. There had been two people at her wedding reception the night before that she didn’t recognize at all, but the message they left explained everything. And her reaction was remarkable.
Karen Fox Tufo and her husband Michael Tufo are from New Jersey. In August 2017 the couple got married surrounded by their close friends and family. But after it was all over, it wasn’t the food or the dance floor antics that kept everyone talking.
The wedding itself took place at Sparta’s Rock Island Lake Club, a classy venue for functions and weddings located in the Sparta Mountains, in northern New Jersey. The venue had hosted wedding receptions before, but perhaps none with as unusual a story as this one.
At first, everything seemed to be going smoothly on the big day. Guests were drinking and dancing the night away, and the couple must have felt totally blessed to have their nearest and dearest in the same room to celebrate their marriage.
But there was something a little unusual about a couple of the guests. The bride, Fox Tufo, spotted some people on the dance floor that she couldn’t quite place in her mind. Not thinking much of it, she simply assumed they were friends of her husband’s.
The smartly dressed couple appeared to be having an absolute ball. Not only were they busting a groove on the dance floor and thoroughly enjoying all the food and drink that was on offer, but they also managed to bag a spot on the best man’s table.
Weirdly though, no one seemed to be able to work out exactly who they were. At one point, the bride tried to find out their connection to her husband, but she found that she got distracted by other wedding guests whenever she attempted to find them.
Putting it aside, the bride and groom continued to party the night away. It wasn’t until the next morning that Fox Tufo was reminded of the mystery couple. She discovered something they had left behind, and then suddenly the whole thing made sense.
It turned out that the couple had left her and her husband a little note. It was a “thank you” card, with a bit of a difference. It even included a Polaroid picture of the couple, as well as a short message that told Fox Tufo everything she needed to know.
Opening the note, the bride’s suspicions about the mystery pair were finally confirmed. The message inside was short, sweet and crystal clear. It read: “1) Congratulations 2) Sorry for crashing your wedding 3) Best of luck!!” So, they were indeed wedding crashers after all!
The newly married couple were, of course, shocked by the revelation. They had every right to be angry that two strangers had taken advantage of their hospitality on arguably the most important day of their lives. But, incredibly, they weren’t as furious as you might expect.
In fact, Mrs Fox Tufo reacted in a surprisingly calm manner. She actually took to Facebook to share her thoughts on the crashers. First, she thanked all the guests, then she gave a special mention to the imposters. “Well played, my friends… well played!” she wrote.
But she didn’t stop there. Fox Tufo referred to their invasion as a “professional job” and expressed interest in meeting up with the crashers one day in order to buy them a drink. “You gave us the best wedding present anyone could ever ask for,” the bride wrote.
As it turns out, some of the legitimate wedding guests had had their doubts about the couple from the beginning. Once Fox Tufo posted the story on Facebook, some of her guests revealed that they had suspected the couple were imposters as soon as they had arrived.
“I knew they were wedding crashers! They showed up super late and knew no one. I said we should ask Tufo if he knows them but everyone was drunk by then,” one guest confessed online. Another guest said that the intruders kept dragging them onto the dance floor.
One friend even directly addressed the imposters as they arrived at their table. “First of all I called it as soon as they sat down, I said hi Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and their faces turned red,” the guest revealed, obviously referring to the famous film, Wedding Crashers.
Another of the wedding guests said that the pair had an “amazing ability to blend in,” which helped them to almost slip under the radar, until they decided to leave the confession note. They even included a $1 bill in the card, writing “a buck for luck” alongside it.
Despite the somewhat stingy wedding gift, the cheeky duo seem to have gotten away with their daring exploits. Luckily for them, it seems they chose the right wedding to crash. Fox Tufo even described them as her “idols” and encouraged the online community to share the story so that she could find them.
Since the real-life wedding crasher story went viral, the identity of the audacious crashers has been revealed. It turns out that the twosome were called Carly Wolfson and Ritchie Barry, but perhaps the best part of the story is that they were actually on a first date!
That’s right, what originally started out as a dare, became a viral story. Wolfson has since apologized to Fox Tufo via Facebook, but the bride displayed an excellent sense of humor yet again by replying, “Don’t be sorry. Best gift ever.” Perhaps she is of the opinion that, like with any other party, “the more the merrier.”