Groom Chokes And Throws Bride's 'Ex' At Wedding
By Dave Basner
March 1, 2019
Some couples make their wedding memorable by showing off fun choreography to entertain their guests, but the planned performance for the people attending Nick Boulanger and Alex Bravata's nuptials wasn't a dance. See Nick and Alex are huge fans of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and to add some excitement to their wedding, they chose to put on some wrestling moves. The pair hired Austin-based wrestler Steve Patin, whose wrestling name is Steve O Reno, to pose as one of Alex's exes and interrupt the wedding, at which point Nick would choke-slam him into a table. The stunt went off beautifully.
Nick explained to People why they decided on the unique wedding moment:
“We’ve been engaged for a while and we wanted to put our own stamp on it, we didn’t want it to be one of those typical weddings where it’s all romantic and then you have the dance. I like professional wrestling, so I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time.”
Only the groomsmen knew what was coming, for all the other guests it was a surprise. When he looks back on it, Nick is pretty pleased, explaining, "Oh man, it was awesome. It was always kind of a dream.”