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DOES WILD RECEPTION SPELL WEDDED BLISS?

If Susan and William Parkinson can look back on their wedding reception and laugh, their marriage should be a piece of cake.

Within hours of exchanging vows, the bride was in a hospital emergency room, the groom was in jail and the mother of the bride was left to tidy up the reception hall.The union was all hearts and flowers until the bride fell and broke her ankle at the wedding reception Saturday in Washington, about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh.

While she was on her way to an ambulance, at least two rowdy guests began fighting, and the groom and 15 other guests tried to intervene, the Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper said.

Police arrived, and the groom and another man were charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Washington County Jail. The mother of the bride, one of only three guests remaining after police left the scene, was left to clean up the hall.