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Wedding crashers apologize to Pennsylvania bride after she tracks them down

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A Pennsylvania couple took to a local news station to identify a pair of wedding crashers. (WPVI-TV)

A mystery pair -- who sneaked into the wedding of a Pennsylvania couple -- was tracked down by a bride displeased to see the wedding crashers' faces in much of the photography and video capturing her big day.

At first, Krista Lamlin and Andrew Reilly were unfazed by the presence of the two uninvited guests at their wedding in Valley Forge, Pa., in January, even amused by it, according to ABC News

But they were less impressed to see the wedding crashers appear in their photos and videos.

"It was pretty comical at first," Lamlin told ABC News. "We were OK with it until we saw the wedding pictures and video later and realized that they were all over the media."

She said the hotel, where the wedding took place with 120 guests, removed the mystery couple from the venue because they were eating and drinking when the newlyweds had not paid for them.

According to ABC News, the couple wanted to know who the wedding crashers were and why they did it, taking to a local news station to identify the couple at the suggestion of Lamlin's mother. 

"We wanted to know if there was malicious intent or if they just wanted to party. Why'd they do it," she said.

According to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV, the wedding crashers apologized to Lamlin on Facebook, saying they were guests at the hotel and casino that night and were looking for something to do. They added that they had never done anything like it before. 

"I didn't ever want to get them in trouble," Lamlin told ABC News. "I apologized to them for calling them out, but I did want to get the message out there that it wasn't OK to do."

The wedding crashers offered the couple a belated wedding gift but Lamlin declined, accepting their apology. 

Was your wedding "crashed" or have you ever "crashed" a wedding? What do you think of wedding crashing? 

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