Bride’s brutal response to wedding punch
A new bride has walked away from her groom just hours after their wedding - after being violently attacked by the best man.
Erin Mason-George and Steffan Wilson tied the knot four months ago, but their big day took a dramatic turn for the worse when Erin was dragged down a flight of stairs in a drunken rampage by a groomsman.
Tomos Rhydian Wilson, 29, hurled abuse at the bride before attacking two of her sisters and her mother in the drunken row.
The best man also assaulted Erin and grabbed her by her wedding dress - pulling her downstairs - as he raged his brother never should have married her.
Friends of the newlyweds told Mail Online the couple decided to "go their separate ways" after the brutal attack.
"The marriage was all over in a day which must be some sort of record," an unnamed friend of the family said.
"They weren't even married long enough to get a divorce, I'm told they've gone for an annulment."
The breaking point for the couple was when Steffan reportedly decided to go home with his brother, rather than bride Erin, on the night of the attack.
"The groom had a choice to make - either his wife or his brother and father," the friend told the website.
"When he went back with them that was it, marriage over."
He also attacked the manager at Lampeter's Falcondale Hotel, in southwest Wales, on July 27 this year.
The former prison guard was found guilty of five charges of assault and two of criminal damage at an Aberystwyth court earlier this week.
He was ordered to pay compensation of £250 ($A482) each to Erin and one of her sisters, as well as a further £100 ($A193) to her mum and other sibling and the manager.
Wilson, who was made subject to a community order for 12-months, will also have to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work and pay £900 ($A1734) costs.
The court heard Wilson flew into a rage when the family tried to get groom Steffan to go to bed because he was drunk.
He said his brother should never have married Erin and that he was "no longer a Wilson".
Wilson tried throwing punches at the bride and then assaulted her mum, Linda, her younger sister Dion, and grabbed her other sister, Cally, by the neck, causing reddening.
He then damaged the hotel manager's shirt and fixtures and fittings at the Falcondale.
District Judge Gwyn Jones said the "thoughts and bad memories of what should have been a happy event will be there for some time".
But Wilson tried pinning the blame on Erin - claiming she had slapped and sworn at Steffan and shoved him.
Giving evidence, Harry Wilson - the second best man - had also told the court he saw Erin "slap" Steffan, and claimed he fell down the stairs.
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