Something Borrowed, Something Burning: Bride’s Bouquet Crashes Aircraft

180px-Cascading_bridal_bouquet.JPGMany people are a bit fearful of that moment when a wedding bouquet is thrown with the promise of the next marriage for the lucky recipient. Isidoro Pensieri, 44, can personally attest to the dangers of that tradition. He is recovering at a hospital in Pisa with facial and head injuries and two broken legs after a bouquet was thrown from a plane — only to have it get stuck in the rotor and crash the plane in front of the couple and guests.

The flowers caused an explosion in the motor and crashed the ultra-light aircraft in the woods. The pilot, 61 year-old Luciano Nannelli, escaped unhurt from the crash.

As for the symbolism of the bride’s bouquet taking down a small aircraft, I will leave that to the couple. It may mean less about their marriage as the general decline of marriage among their friends.

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8 thoughts on “Something Borrowed, Something Burning: Bride’s Bouquet Crashes Aircraft”

  1. Jim Byrne 1, July 17, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Brings a whole new meaning to the term “Wedding Crashers”.

    That was good, I am sorry I did not think of it first.

  2. Lotta,

    Just remember, the only bad pun is the one you didn’t think of first.

  3. lottakatz,

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    Looks like we’re going to get springtime in July this weekend. Too bad that wasn’t the weather last weekend when myself and a friend were blowing insulation into the attic.

  4. JimB “Wedding Crasher” remark

    Lotta: howling like a wounded wolf while thinking ‘the pun, while normally the lowest form of humor does, now and again, rise to the level of brilliance’ 🙂

  5. Hey, some marriages crash and some do not … flowers and all … the moral of the story is limit the sphere of influence when randomly selecting the next to be hitched.

  6. Wow, is all I can muster. Opps what a cluster ****. Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new. This could be a field day.

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