Interesting news story this week featuring a weekend wedding that caused quite a bit of controversy:
(East Memphis) Mysterious explosions startled hundreds of people in East Memphis early Sunday morning.
People reported hearing loud booms in the area northwest of Mount Moriah and I-240 shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Calls flooded into News Channel 3 and to the Mount Moriah Police precinct.
It turns out the fireworks were set off during a wedding at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Internet records show Kimberly Romanow and Barrett Guthrie were married at the botanic garden Saturday night.
While the City of Memphis has noise ordinance which prohibits disruption between 11p.m. to 7 a.m., the couple had a special permit.
The original permit allowed fireworks until 11 p.m. but we’re told the Memphis Fire Department agreed to extend that until 11:50 a.m. …
The couple has removed their wedding website and Romanow-Guthrie’s Twitter account is now private.
Numerous complaints were posted to Facebook and Twitter.
The complaints were numerous on social media and everyone was discussing the noise the next day. Several people at my church the following morning were discussing what happened and how they were unable to tell if it was explosions, gunfire, or fireworks.
Ladies and gentleman, fireworks at a wedding can be great. But make sure you aren’t going beyond the normal standards for such things, you might anger an entire neighborhood or an entire city.