Edwin Ortiz was just about to utter "I do," but the mother of his two children and her relatives had a different message: "Oh, no you don't." One moment, the 27-year-old Peruvian was sitting happily in a large wedding hall with 17 other couples, declaring his love for his wife-to-be to TV cameramen in the southern town of Miraflores last Saturday.
Relatives of his current wife or ex-girlfriend, depending on who you ask, burst into the room, rushed up to Edwin and gave him a beatdown. The fight then moved outside to the parking lot where his ex-girlfriend joined the fight.
His ex-girlfriend's mother, sisters and aunts were all arrested for their part in the fight.
Edwin described the woman as his ex-girlfriend, but the family insists she is his wife.