‘Pop-up’ wedding crashes Indiana coffee shop, stunning staff, owners

‘Pop-up’ wedding crashes Indiana coffee shop, stunning staff, owners

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A couple in Indiana has put a new spin on wedding crashers.

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In this case, it was a bride and groom who took over an Indianapolis coffee shop for an impromptu wedding ceremony on New Year’s Eve to the shock of employees busy serving customers.

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The owners of Mansion Society coffee shop shared details of the eventful day, hours after the wedding party left the premises.

“While our staff was expecting a normal Sunday, we noticed a downpour of patrons walking in,” the cafe wrote on Instagram.

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The owners said that along with the couple, an officiant, photographers and guests also attended the ceremony and personal items including gifts, jackets and purses were left throughout the shop.

“A (beautiful) bride walked in and (proceeded) to have a wedding ceremony with zero knowledge to us,” the cafe said.

The owners pointed out the cafe books events in advance, including bridal and baby showers, engagement shoots and parties.

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However, “the group of about 20-30 people continued to not only have a wedding ceremony but take pictures, videos and block pathways for customers trying to enter Mansion Society,” the cafe claimed.

“They were asking us to take coats, purses, and watch personal items as if they had rented us out for a private event.”

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The owners reminded patrons to book the shop in advance so that they can be prepared and compensated properly.

The cafe shared an update two days later including a video clip of the ceremony, which they decided not to share initially out of respect to the wedding crashers.

In the subsequent post, the owners revealed the bride was aware of the initial post and she “reached out via email offering a ‘$200 donation.’”

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The owners said it billed the couple $500 for use of the cafe, although they are not expecting payment.

They were asked why the ceremony wasn’t stopped.

Ownership said the cafe is a neighbour of 1899, a historic venue that is usually booked for weddings and other events. Employees believed the group was waiting for others to arrive before ordering.

The bride walked in 15 minutes later and the ceremony began. It lasted more than an hour, according to the business proprietors.

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“We were taking orders, slinging drinks and we couldn’t stop a wedding ceremony mid-way,” the owners shared. “The social media backlash could have been cancel-worthy if spun the right way.

“Our shock froze us in the moment.”

The owners also included a letter to the bride describing how inconsiderate their group was to the business.

There was no word if any payment had been made to the coffee shop.

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