An enraged Filipina bride had her caterer arrested after discovering half of her wedding cake was made from polystyrene foam.
Shine Tamayo, 26, was cutting into her wedding cake during the reception in the Philippines last month when she made the discovery, MSN reports.
Tamayo and her Taiwanese partner, 40-year-old Jhon Chen, reportedly paid Krissa Cananea, their wedding planner, 140,000 pesos ($2,700) to arrange decorations and provide food at their reception in Pasig on December 3.
It was after the church ceremony that the newlyweds found the planner had not only failed to prepare a real wedding cake, but also did not provide proper food for their guests.
To feed their guests, the couple had to purchase trays of noodles, rice and other food from a nearby restaurant.
The couple was first felt humiliated to learn that greasy street food and blackcurrant squash were being served to her guests. Then, when Tamayo sliced through the icing of her cake, she was left devastated upon discovering that it had been stuffed with polystyrene (the generic term for Styrofoam).
Tamayo covered her face in front of her family and friends as she broke down in tears.
To help settle the matter, some of the guests decided to take the newlyweds and their caterer to the local police station.
Police investigated the wedding cake, pictures of the food as well as the payments the couple had made to the wedding coordinator, who was also questioned about the case.
Upon inspection, authorities confirmed that the base of the two-tier wedding cake was indeed made entirely from foam and was just wrapped in red icing.
“The woman we paid to do the food has ruined my wedding. She’s a liar. She always asked me for money and I always gave her what she needs because I wanted my wedding to be perfect,” Tamayo was quoted as saying.
“I will not accept sorry from her, an apology is not good enough, she needs to go to jail because she ruined my wedding. I have never been so humiliated in all my life. This was supposed to be one of my most treasured memories for my entire life. Instead, it is the worst,” she added.
Cananea was arrested by the Pasig City Police on suspicion of fraud and released, pending an investigation.
“The investigation into the wedding fraud is ongoing. The bride was very distressed by her cake and the food. We have confirmed that a large amount of money was paid for the service which was not delivered adequately,” a representative from the station revealed. Authorities noted that they plan on taking the case to a trial.
Despite the disastrous wedding reception, the wedding was still a memorable one for the couple, who just celebrated their first month of being husband and wife.
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