Hilarious moment dock collapses during wedding photo shoot… and groom swims for shore leaving bridesmaid to rescue his bride
If there is ever a day a husband should be chivalrous, it is his wedding.
But when Eric and Maegan Walber fell into the water during a photoshoot, Mr Walber swam for shore, rather than rescuing his dunked bride.
The entire bridal party got a soaking when a dock at the Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake in Shelbyville, Michigan, collapsed.
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Photo shoot: The wedding party had just finished eating dinner when the photographer asked them to gather on the dock at the lake
However, the new Mrs Walber gracefully took it in her stride and laughed.
Her only concern was a falling down gown and finding her footing while wearing the heavy dress.
“I came up laughing,” she told 24 Hour News 8.
“I was like, “Oh, man, that really just happened. I can”t believe that actually just happened.” Your wedding party falls into a lake at your reception. You can”t plan that,” she said with a laugh.
Collapse: The bridal party look shocked as the dock starts to tilt and lean
Dunking: The entire structures falls into the water and the bride, Meagan Walber, goes completely under
Soaked: The groom, Eric Walber, ungraciously swims for shore, leaving a bridesmaid to rescue his new wife as she loses her footing in her heavy dress
Good humour: Fortunately for her new husband, Mrs Walber saw the funny side to the event
Party on: Diners at the restaurant applauded as the bridal party dried off on safe ground
Thankfully, her modesty was protected by a bridesmaid, who also tried to steady her friend.
The scene was captured by Anne Oppenhuizen of Inspiration Video.
The wedding party had just finished eating dinner when the photographer told them that if they wanted photos on the lake, now was the time to go.
“We were out there for probably 30 seconds, standing on the dock, and it started to lean and tilt,” said Mr Walber.
“We went right under,” he added.
Afterwards, the soaking wet bridal party got a standing ovation from other diners at the restaurant.
And Mrs Walber”s evening wasn”t completely ruined as she had the dress that she”d worn to the rehearsal dinner the night before to change into.
“It makes for a good story,” she said. “We”ll be telling our grandkids.”
Watch the dunking: