A couple decided the best way to spend their first date would be crashing a complete stranger’s wedding – where they ended up next to the best man.
Carly Wolfson and Ritchie Barry turned up uninvited to the wedding of Karen and Mike Tufo in Sparta as part of game of ‘chicken.’
The newlyweds didn’t twig until the following day when they found a wedding card and a snapshot from the cheeky pair.
They’d attached a one dollar bill alongside a note reading: “congratulations, sorry for crashing your wedding and best of luck.”
But far from being annoyed, Karen thought the whole thing was hilarious – and set out to track down the couple.
“We laughed. We were like, oh my gosh, we got wedding crashed. That’s funny,” Karen said.
“I wanted to shake their hands and tell them, good job.”
Posting a photo of the couple of Facebook, she wrote: ‘I’d like to thank everyone who shared our special day with us… especially these 2!’ she wrote on Facebook, alongside a photo of the wedding crashers and their card.
‘Well played my friends… well played!!! I need to meet these people and buy them a drink.’
And it wasn’t long until 19-year-old Wolfson came forward.
She told CBS New York : “I messaged her on Facebook apologizing. I was like I’m so sorry.
“She was like, don’t be sorry. Best gift ever.”
Wolfson said the pair wanted to organise the most memorable first date possible – but when she suggested the plan she didn’t think Barry would be up for it.
She said: “I was just like, I’m picking you up at this time, what’s your address? Get ready.
“And he came out all dressed up. So I was like, alright I guess we’re doing this.”
The duo planned their outfits, created a backstory involving a phony engagement ring and they almost got cold feet.
But they went ahead and boldly walked into the reception, declaring there was no space for them at ‘their’ table.
The venue didn’t bat an eyelid and brought in two more chairs – placing them on the best man’s table.
After that, they threw caution to the wind.
“I was like, OK what would I do at a wedding? How do I fit in? So I pulled up everybody at the table to come dancing,” she said.
They then partied the night away and even photobombed other guests photos.
While the bride did notice them tearing up the dance floor with their families, she just assumed they had been invited by her new husband.
She said every time she went to speak to the pair, she got distracted by the wedding festivities.
After managing to avoid both the bride and groom all night – the couple left behind a clue in their wedding card.
They wrote: “Dear Fox’s, 1) Congratulations! 2) Sorry for crashing your wedding 3) Best of luck”
“We always do a buck for good luck,” Wolfson said. “And in case they remembered us, I put the Polaroid picture in there.”
Karen said if all goes well for Wolfson and Barry, she’ll have to crash their wedding.
The couple are currently on honeymoon in Florida Keys.