Unclear if Skinny-Dippers or Wedding Guests More Shocked

Beachfront wedding gets crashed by nude couple
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2017 3:37 PM CDT
Beachfront Wedding Crashed by Skinny-Dippers
Zachary Tomko and Holly O'Neil, unintentional nude wedding crashers.   (Mugshots)

You know the old saying: "Something borrowed, something nude." WHDH reports a beachfront wedding was interrupted by a pair of skinny-dippers Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts. Wedding guests at a venue on Salisbury Beach were shocked, we're sure, to see a couple swimming nude in the middle of October. "Good for them for braving the cold water,” bride Leah Allen says. According to WCVB, the father of the bride told police that while many guests found the humor in the situation and were taking photos, at least one table was offended. Police received a number of calls about the naked swimmers, including one from Allen's father, the Daily News of Newburyport reports.

Police arrived to find 29-year-old Zachary Tomko and 20-year-old Holly O'Neil nude and swimming about 15 to 20 yards offshore. A prosecutor says the couple was apologetic when officers arrived. Tomko told a judge Wednesday the pair had "no idea" a wedding reception was going on nearby. "I didn’t know that building was a restaurant," he tells WHDH. "I just thought it was a pier, and I thought, ‘Oh, here’s a spot where we can hide and take our clothes off.'" Tomko explained in court that he and O'Neil wanted to go for a swim but didn't want to get their clothes wet. They were charged with disorderly conduct and ended up paying $282 in fees and fines. Allen says the whole thing made for a "really interesting wedding day." Tomko was glad to hear it: "Hope it was a special night and glad it gave her a good memory." (More skinny dipping stories.)

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