Newlyweds ride in cruiser to reception
(WHDH) – A bride’s wedding day took an unexpected turn when she and her groom showed up at their wedding reception in a State Police cruiser.
“We got there and pulled up to the old jail in the cop car,” said newlywed, Christina Murphy.
After they exchanged vows at a Charlestown church on Saturday, Christina and her husband Gary Murphy climbed into their 1930s vintage car to go to their reception at the Liberty Hotel. Then the breaks stopped working.
“I don’t know how there were no cars in the intersection as we kind of went through it there,” said Gary.
A State Trooper pulled them over for running a red light but then realized this was no ordinary traffic stop.
“He said to me, ‘are you guys in a rush to go somewhere?’ I actually looked at my watch and said, ‘yeah we have about 15 minutes of the cocktail hour left,’” said Gary.
So the trooper gave them a ride and instead of bells and whistles, they got a siren, all with their wedding photographer in the front seat.
“We’re driving for a little bit and he says,’ hey you want me to put on the lights? You want me to put on the siren?’ You know because I think he kind of wanted us to have a little bit more fun, he was trying to cheer us up,” said Christina.
The two are now enjoying their honeymoon in Antigua, but Gary Murphy said this was Christina’s introduction to Murphy’s Law, the theory that everything that can go wrong will go wrong.