“I’m a wedding videographer, so I’ve seen some things, and while not necessarily trashy, one moment from a 2018 wedding stands out.
The bride’s dad gets up for his speech, where a 30 min long speech plays out recounting embarrassing memories of the bride being generally unathletic, taking soccer balls to the face, etc. Truly cringe-inducing, and the bride was very uncomfortable. He then tells the audience a story of how he used to travel for work, and at the time the bride was obsessed with Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean) and would often make up her own ‘Disney’ characters, one being a french speaking ‘bird.’ She would make personalized cards with poorly drawn Jack Sparrow & french bird characters and send them to various locations when he was away traveling for work. Cute story, but entirely inappropriate, and far too long for a wedding speech.
Finally, he raises his glass for the conclusion of his speech (thank God), and then suddenly, two D-list local actors from the local theater troupe come out from the back door of the venue. Dressed as, you guessed it, Jack Sparrow and a woman in a french hat with wings (our french bird character from earlier). They had ‘come to the wedding to deliver a card,’ but what plays out is a terribly acted story of how ‘Jack Sparrow’ had gotten tipsy on his journey to the venue, their ship had run-aground, and he ditched the french bird lady (who’s yelling in French – no one understands what she’s saying). The bride is mortified, and the groom is mouthing to the bride’s mom to get her dad off the stage.
This back and forth between Jack Sparrow and the French bird goes on for about 10 minutes, with dad as the jovial in-between mediator (thinking he’s crushing this ‘speech’ the whole time). Finally, Jack Sparrow unfurls the ‘card’ for the bride & groom, which is a giant poster with a picture of the B&G saying something along the lines of ‘best wishes.’ Everyone was stunned, and both the B&G were so upset. The father/daughter dance after was VERY uncomfortable afterward, and I got video of the entire thing.”