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Show-Off Groom Arrives to Wedding on Elephant

Perfect. This is all we need.

Now, no matter what you do, no matter how dramatic your ceremony, no matter how awesome, you won’t measure up to This Guy.

In San Diego, some over-achiever showed up all 2.2 million grooms by rolling up to his wedding on top of, yes, an elephant.

Thanks buddy. Way to make the rest of us look like ass-clowns. For your next trick, will you promise to always do the dishes, scrub the toilets, and change the diapers?


The elephant procession was one highlight in a week of festivities that began with a traditional Persian wedding – the bride is of Persian ancestry – at the Beverly Wilshire hotel and ends today with a 300-guest reception featuring Indian food.

No extravagance was overlooked, said father of the bride Majid Rahimian of Sacramento. Rahimian, who recently sold a plant that makes elevator control systems, estimated spending “a couple hundred thousand dollars” for his share. He said he didn’t know the cost of all the celebrations.

In preparation for the big day, Tai woke up at 4 a.m. and was bathed in a solution of water and Murphy Oil Soap – to offset the dry heat of Southern California. Every detail of her ensemble was checked, including her silver and brass anklets, which were once part of a belly dancer’s attire. She works about 30 weddings a year, and her hourly gigs – like the one yesterday – can run $4,000 to $5,000.

Frickin’ great. Suddenly that limousine is looking like a broken down school bus.

Get the entire, bridal-wet-dream story at

Photo: San Diego Union-Tribune.

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