Which apparently wasn’t enough.

As Nicole Sannuti, a financial-services manager, planned her dream wedding on the social-media website Pinterest, she imagined sparkly centerpieces, tiered cakes and shadow boxes to hold her wedding memorabilia. But now, her dream will forever be overshadowed by a nightmare – the melee that broke out early Sunday between her wedding party and another at the Society Hill Sheraton, ending with her uncle dead of a heart attack and a relative of her new husband’s in prison. The all-out brawl involved between 50 and 100 people and was fueled by alcohol, police said…Sannuti and Sofka both attended St. Joseph’s University and live in Jersey City, according to their LinkedIn pages and other online records. Sofka, 29, works as a business-development associate at Newtown Capital Management, and Sannuti, 28, is a vice president of asset management HR at Credit Suisse.

Sannuti’s page on Pinterest shows that she’d been contemplating a wedding with elements of love and beauty, not of violence and death. Photos on the page include a love message from the groom to the bride on her wedding shoe, flowers glued to Styrofoam balls, and the palms of four hands displaying the word F-O-R-E-V-E-R, spelled out in Scrabble tiles and a wedding band for the letter O.

Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman, said it’s still not clear what sparked the fights. “I don’t have a solid answer how it started,” he said, “but we had to come in and clean it up.” Hotel guests said that between 50 and 100 cops showed up and tried to keep the peace but that several partygoers fought back. The YouTube video shows one cop hitting a combative guest three times with a baton. Evers said police also fired a stun gun at that man, identified as Matthew Sofka, when he resisted arrest. Sofka, 26, a relative of Michael Sofka’s, was taken into custody and charged with assault on police, inciting a riot and related offenses, Evers said. Police said more arrests were expected as they interview more guests and responding police officers, and as they pore over additional surveillance footage.

Wedding Brawl Goes Viral [Philly]
Sheraton Society Hill Wedding Fight [YouTube]
*Haven’t seen the guest list yet, so ballpark.

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  1. Posted by 2ndYearSummer | October 9, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    "Sannuti’s page on Pinterest shows that she’d been contemplating a wedding with elements of love and beauty, not of violence and death"

    The real story is different. It was a front–a conspiracy.
    -J. Welch

  2. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    I like where he is going.
    Great shirt.
    Great effort.

  3. Posted by Lowly Assistant | October 9, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Repercussions be damned, it looks as though someone's practicing the 5th most fundamental life principle. Namely, "I wrestled with my realities, reflected on the consequences of my decisions, and learned
    and improved from this process – but kept swinging like a motherfucker through the interim."

    -Ray Dalio

  4. Posted by PermaGuestII | October 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    How funny that this went down in a place called "Society Hill."

  5. Posted by _guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Inside Tom Brady's Mind…

    "Maybe I should call the bride and groom to cheer them up…?"

  6. Posted by pazzo83 | October 9, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Well it is Philly…

  7. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    When in Jersey…

  8. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Philly, you ignorant twit.

  9. Posted by pazzo83 | October 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Using Apple Maps again?

  10. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Time to give these two a spot on the new "Jersey Shore".

  11. Posted by Ayo Flocka | October 9, 2012 at 3:21 PM
  12. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    There's no such thing as bad publicity.

    -Owner of the local tanning bed salon

  13. Posted by im_new_here | October 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Can't wait for the next time the "Sannuti's page on Pinterest shows that she'd been contemplating a wedding with elements of love and beauty not of violence and death" tag is needed!

  14. Posted by George Costanza | October 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

  15. Posted by Bored Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I'll assume that it's like street names, and the more it is trying to sound like something, the less it is like that certain something. In other words, society wants nothing to do with this place.

  16. Posted by Bored Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Golf clap.

  17. Posted by Bored Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Easy there, if you'll not the level of tan, fake or otherwise, one can't fault "guest" for just assuming it was Jersey.

  18. Posted by Bored Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Is that Haley Joel Osment modelling those Cottonwork Custom Shirts?

  19. Posted by Ron Burgundy | October 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Yes? Please continue…

  20. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    What do we care what happens in India?

  21. Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Just wait til you see the Morning After portraits.

    - N Sannuti

  22. Posted by keystoner | October 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    named in the 1700s for the free society of traders

  23. Posted by pazzo83 | October 9, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Their honeymoon is in Mogadishu so this was just prep.

  24. Posted by gfgf | October 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    VP, Asset Management HR'd

  25. Posted by wawaismymarket | October 9, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    philly is actually way more jersey than jersey itself.

  26. Posted by NYAC Bartender | October 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Newtown Cap Trader: You know, you're wearing a blue faux french collar shirt with a gold tie, you know that, right?

    Mike Sofka: Yeah, I do it for the ladies.

    Newtown Cap Trader: Oh – the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion?

    Mike Sofka: Yeah?

    Newtown Cap Trader: Go find some blue tickets. We're runnin out.

  27. Posted by Take It | October 9, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    It other related news, Colin Drowica of Glen Head, Strong Island served as the Best Man and officiated the festivities during/following the reception.

  28. Posted by Michael Buffer | October 9, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Wait until they get my $25k bill.

  29. Posted by sme | October 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    you mean, "one-clap."

  30. Posted by Stan | October 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    I was there. I rate this brawl a "B-".

    -Fat Pudgy Kid Outta Nowhere

  31. Posted by N'08 | October 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    No, I was not there.

  32. Posted by Grassy Knoll | October 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    I suspect there was a "second" wedding party involved.

  33. Posted by Guestasaurus | October 9, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Thank you! I was dying to know.

    - No one, ever.

  34. Posted by Dallas > Philly? | October 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Fixed income or equities?

  35. Posted by Ben Franklin | October 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Philly = Pittsburgh DNA trying to act NYC.

  36. Posted by NYAC | October 9, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    So relatively speaking, we're still a perfectly respectable and refined place to hold a private function, right?

  37. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    I always knew that Snooki girl was bad news. Oh Sannuti? Never mind.

  38. Posted by Jim | October 9, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    I was at this unfortunate event. Prior to the point which the video captures, officers (Dandridge) shoved the bride. Sofka put his hand on the officer to step back and was then engaged by several officers. This, unfortunately led to the brawling. Officers absolutely abused their powers. Some should loose their badges. These folks had nothing to do with the fight in the bar section of the hotel. This was escalated by the officers.

  39. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Hey bro, there's no J-i-m in Michael

  40. Posted by Greg C | October 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    You mean slow clap

  41. Posted by mr. blonde | October 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Just ask Louis Winthorpe III – don't fuck with the Philly cops.

  42. Posted by Thaddeus | October 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Whale oil and tallow, you insolent poop

  43. Posted by Jermey Grey | October 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Yea, but were the bridesmaids slutty?

  44. Posted by MRS. Sofka | October 9, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    You mean THE clap.

  45. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    You're a little late to the occupy movement.

  46. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    you mean, "take the ball deep, take the top off the defense"

  47. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    I thought pinterest was invite only to eschew trailer trash like this from being on it?

    -no longer interested in pinterest IPO

  48. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Lose* moron…

    -Grammar cop abusing his powers

  49. Posted by sme | October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    yes, that's what i meant…

  50. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    "[both] live in Jersey City…"

    you dum

  51. Posted by 90s on 9 | October 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Bride punched in face = good luck
    Uncle drops dead = good luck
    Cops with tasers = good luck
    All-out-brawl = good luck

    I think these guys are gunna make it

  52. Posted by gUEST | October 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    "the melee that broke out early Sunday between her wedding party and another"

    The Warren Commission really could have used your deductive skills.

  53. Posted by UBS sucks | October 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Jersey Shore Trash, looks like a thin Snooki and a non-roided up Ronnie

  54. Posted by @BrianRMurphy | October 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Italians…

  55. Posted by Laxbro | October 9, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    I think we can all safely predict your rating of the cake.

  56. Posted by gab | October 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Sofka = not Italian

    But, as an aside, they'll be telling the grandkids about this reception!

  57. Posted by SJU Alum | October 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    "THE HAWK WILL NEVER DIE, THE HAWK WILL NEVER DIE"

  58. Posted by bbettie | October 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Hah I thought it was in the phillapines, not philly!

  59. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    They should really tighten those loose badges. Don't wanna lose them.

  60. Posted by Witness | October 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Your all absolutely disgusting and severely narrow minded for believing what is said in the news. The two minutes a fifteen year old shot on camera do not show what further happened that night. The police were brutal, and the fight didn't involve the Sannuti party at first, they were caught in the crossfire. Stay tuned for all those who have such thoughtless comments to parade, the actual events deviate entirely from the story the news has portrayed. Thriving on this as a topic of conversation- keep in mind that this family is dealing with a tragedy now, and its disgraceful how some treat this in discussion.

  61. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Clearly a first-time visitor to Dealbreaker! Welcome!

  62. Posted by Witness 2 | October 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Your right, I was there as well.

  63. Posted by EQ in Dallas | October 9, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    It's okay. Use your words.

  64. Posted by EQ in Dallas | October 9, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Its appearing increasingly likely that the Jersey Shore was NOT scripted…

  65. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Good God, was terrible grammar a prerequisite to attend this thing?

  66. Posted by guest | October 9, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    plus twenty if i could do it

  67. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Bess- how long do we have to look at that Morgan Stanley banner for?

  68. Posted by Bitchtern | October 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    This is why you don't hire people if their last name ends in a vowel. Too ethnic.

  69. Posted by merkin_capital | October 9, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    You see, the Moors conquered Sicily….

    -C. Worley

    (rip hopper)

  70. Posted by Melanoma | October 9, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    I'd bet a thousand bucks there is a gallon jug of Man Tan In The Can in their master bathroom.

  71. Posted by Guest | October 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Unfortunately, the uncle, however….

  72. Posted by Mr. Double Entendre | October 10, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I'd hit it.

  73. Posted by Wire | October 10, 2012 at 3:24 AM

    Agreed.

    - All the finance workers with the last name Shapiro

  74. Posted by long'un | October 10, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    You're..

  75. Posted by guest | October 10, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Ballsy enough to start the sentence with your real twitter handle and name though not ballsy enough to finish it. Californians…

  76. Posted by Guest | October 10, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    I don't see anyone trying to roofie the girls, so I believe you.

  77. Posted by Rod Tidwell | October 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Well boo fuckin hoo

  78. Posted by Relationship George | October 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    If I had known that was frowned upon…

  79. Posted by Guest | October 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    You stole from Barry Pepper

    Guy who also saw 25th hour.

  80. Posted by PermaGuestII | October 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Yep.

    -Murphy & Duryea

  81. Posted by Guest | October 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Please stop…this is two funny

  82. Posted by guest | October 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Well established that the event was grammar, but not alcohol, free.

  83. Posted by G Costanza | October 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Its Moops..
    —Bubble Boy

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    Lies!!

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