People doing bizarre things in the name of God is nothing new to modern society, but it truly never gets old.
A Florida couple invited family and friends to their wedding—which they called "God's message"—at a mansion they called their "dream home and estate" with just one major issue.
The couple did not own the mansion, nor did they have permission to use it for their festivities.
A brazen Florida couple Shenita Jones and Courtney Wilson tried to throw a lavish wedding at a $5.7 million, 7.2-a… https://t.co/iprMv3w5zL— MuthuiMkenya 🇰🇪 (@MuthuiMkenya 🇰🇪) 1619138822.0
The mansion, located in Ft. Lauderdale, measured approximately 16,300 square feet and had a bowling alley, a swimming pool with a waterfall, a jacuzzi, some tennis courts, a poolside bar—the works. Anybody would want to get married there.
The couple, who assumed the house was vacant and lied to guests about it being their home, were confronted on the day of the wedding by the owner, who was very confused and called emergency services.
@HuffPost So was this a pop up wedding??— Maybe: Deja ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@Maybe: Deja ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿) 1619132158.0
@HuffPost I've heard of wedding crashers but never a crash wedding! https://t.co/FP9U1hLfuI— pete hardy (@pete hardy) 1619131975.0
@HuffPost There is something seriously wrong with people from Florida.....— Black Butterfly (she/her) (@Black Butterfly (she/her)) 1619133466.0
When Wilson showed up to set up the wedding the day of, the mansion's owner, Nathan Finkel, immediately contacted police before confronting the happy couple.
Finkel told the 911 dispatcher there were people trespassing on his property.
"And they keep harassing me, calling me. They say they're having a wedding here and it's God's message. I don't know what's going on. All I want is (for) it to stop. And they're sitting at my property right at the front gate right now."
@HuffPost Welp...there’s that!— Jade Ellis (@Jade Ellis) 1619131875.0
@HuffPost ...and the nerve to bring God into it.— Timeless20 (@Timeless20) 1619131719.0
@HuffPost Whoops.— Jane says (@Jane says) 1619133153.0
@HuffPost https://t.co/W9Jiud4iih— Vinay (@Vinay) 1619132039.0
@HuffPost ☝🏿🧐🇺🇸 https://t.co/4ZiBFiCwEf— Cyber Patriot 🇺🇸 (@Cyber Patriot 🇺🇸) 1619131609.0
Wilson, posing as a potential buyer for the mansion which has been listed for the past two years, toured the property and incorrectly assumed the entirety of it was vacant.
When confronted by police, he immediately left, saying "I don't want to talk about it," when asked what he was thinking by a local newspaper.
@AP_Oddities @AP “I don’t want to talk about it” said Wilson in a phone call. Yea I bet you didn’t 😂😂😂— freelance artist, i collect leaves and books (@freelance artist, i collect leaves and books) 1619019741.0
@AP_Oddities @AP So rare it happened in Florida..— José Cruz 🇵🇷 (@José Cruz 🇵🇷) 1619018487.0
@AP_Oddities One of the weirdest stories I have ever heard..— 💙🇺🇸 𝓢𝓜𝓖 🇺🇸💙 (@💙🇺🇸 𝓢𝓜𝓖 🇺🇸💙) 1619043287.0
@AP_Oddities I mean, it’s Florida. https://t.co/7qi6BYtKp7— ellie mae 🤷🏻♀️ (@ellie mae 🤷🏻♀️) 1619031685.0
@AP_Oddities This is such a Florida couple move— ScapeDeath (@ScapeDeath) 1619018270.0
While nobody likes to have the day of their dream wedding spoiled, best be sure you actually have permission to have it where you're trying to have it.
Otherwise you might be very disappointed.