Dream destination wedding is ruined after & # 39; groom bases his future brother in law with an iron & # 39; – forcing the couple to cancel the event and only make the decision
- Andrew James Spice, 54, was in New Zealand for his destination wedding
- After a heated discussion, Spice grabbed an iron and hit his future brother-in-law
- He then fell drunk in a hotel corridor, where he was found by the police
- The marriage was canceled, but the couple married themselves days later
The dream destination of a Gold Coast couple was canceled after the groom bashed his future brother-in-law with an iron.
Andrew James Spice, 54, was to marry his fiancée Kerri on September 21 for dozens of family and friends who flew to Queenstown, New Zealand.
But the & # 39; wedding of the year & # 39; never happened thanks to the heated fight at 3 AM in a Novotel hotel room the day before the ceremony.
Instead, the couple tied the knot a few days later in a chapel with two strangers serving as witnesses.
A day later, Mr. Spice stood before the court who was accused of mistreatment with a blunt weapon.
Andrew and Kerri Spice were forced to marry in a small chapel for two strangers after a fight had canceled their dream destination in Queenstown
Mrs. Spice & # 39; s brother Peter Gordon was not seriously injured by the three blows on the head of the iron.
& # 39; They are married and my sister is happy. That's all there is to say, & # 39; the Sydney real estate investor told Daily Mail Australia.
The Alexandra District Court in New Zealand was told that Mr. and Mrs. Spice had a fight after returning to their hotel room at 3 o'clock after a night of & # 39; boozy parties & # 39 ;.
The groom went to the balcony for a cigarette while Mrs. Spice called for her brother's help, the court heard.
Mr. Spice then had a hot verbal argument with the brothers and sisters escalating until Mr. Gordon pinned him to the bed.
When he let him go, Mr. Spice grabbed the iron and hit Mr. Gordon with it. When the police arrived, they found the drunk groom unconscious in the lobby.
Spice was accused of mistreatment with a blunt weapon and the planned wedding was canceled only one day in advance.
Mr Spice and his bride had a heated argument in his hotel room at 3 o'clock the day before the wedding before Mr Spice attacked Mrs. Spice & brother Peter Gordon (right) when he intervened
Mr. Spice's lawyer, Tanya Surrey, said her client had a & # 39; serious assessment error & # 39; who cost him thousands of dollars from the canceled wedding, stuff reported.
& # 39; He accepts that it was a serious error of judgment and he is sorry that he has put his wife and family in need – he has paid the price in more than one way & # 39 ;, she said.
Judge Dominic Flatley called his drinking & # 39; out of control & # 39; and said he was sentenced to five years in prison for the charge.
& # 39; Here you used an iron and you hit the victim in the head three times … This could have gone terribly wrong. You could have seriously injured someone or worse, & he said.
& # 39; I'm supposed to feel sorry for you because your wedding didn't go as planned? You brought this to yourself. & # 39;
He was fined $ 3,000 and was ordered to pay the victim $ 500 extra for emotional damage, along with $ 130 court fees.
The couple left the courthouse hand in hand and Mr. Spice placed a picture of them in the chapel with the caption & # 39; my beautiful beautiful wife & # 39 ;.
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