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If there was any sign that Frank Fearon and Patricia Andrews went a little overboard with their wedding party, a collapsing dock was probably it.
When the 30-year-old groom and his 26-year-old bride married earlier this month, the wooden dock struggled to hold their extensive group and broke - dunking them into the water below.
A hilarious video shows the moment that all but one of the 29 members of the wedding party plunged into the water as screams and laughter echoed around Lake Lanier near Gainesville, Georgia.
Patricia's brother Chase Andrews, who himself fell into the murky water, laughed as he recounted how the group - consisting of 13 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen - was preparing for photos when the dock gave way.
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Before: An image shows the 29 members of a wedding party lining a dock, ready for photographs
After: An image taken moments after the dock collapsed shows bridesmaids paddling for their lives
'We heard a little "pop" when the bolt came out and then it started falling,' Mr Andrews told MailOnline. 'There were just too many of us standing there.
'The immediate reaction was, "Is everyone OK?" And then it was, "This is pretty funny".'
He said the newlyweds, who managed to clamber to dry land before the dock fell, immediately saw the funny side.
'They were shocked, but they were really laughing,' Andrews said. 'Trish is such a good sport and she was just feeling so happy to be married.'
Only the bottom of her dress got wet, while her groom escaped without a splash. The bridesmaids threw their dresses in the driers, while many of the groomsmen just ignored it and hit the dance floor.
Clueless: A video shows Patricia Andrews and her groom Frank Fearon grinning before the collapse
Oops! The wedding party is seen plunging into the water as the dock gives way after a bolt popped out
But the night didn't end so well for one of the bridesmaids, who was nearest land when the dock collapsed. She ended up hitting concrete, fracturing her humorous and spending the night in E.R.
'Everyone got a little bit of something,' Mr Andrews added. 'There were bruises over our arms and shoulders, but everyone just laughed it off.'
After the incident, they went on to have a fantastic evening of partying in the beautiful surroundings of his grandmother's home in Lake Lanier, he said.
'They had friends come from across the world to join in the party,' he said. 'It's definitely going to be a memorable one.'
Heading for shore: The wedding party laugh as they swim through the water to safety
Salvaged: Patricia clambers to her feet with the help of Frank - only getting the very bottom of her dress wet
Surveying the damage: The groomsmen paddle to the shore - and hit the dancefloor in their wet suits
It shows the group giggling as nearly all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen swim for the bank in their finery. His sister, a photographer, and her groom, an engineer, are seen laughing from dry land.
'Thankfully this was after the ceremony,' the video caption explains. 'It was deemed the "wedding wetting". Everyone got dried off and the reception went on to be one of the best celebrations to date.
'Only minor injuries and a lot of wet iPhone 5's. A fractured humorous, was the only thing not humorous about this.'