To their consternation, however, they were greeted not by the expected roars of male laughter but by the high-pitched shrieks of the bride and her friends, congregating in a dining room on another floor.
[Having pressed the wrong button, the brothers sought refuge behind a large potted plant, draped themselves in tablecloths, murmured abject apologies, and slinked ignominiously from the room.]
[At Enrico Faldini's wedding reception in 1981, the wedding cake exploded as a waiter was lighting the candles. Two guests, two waiters and a tourist taking a photograph were treated for shock. "I think," the chef later confessed, "I must have used too much alcohol in the mix."]