wow now that's what i call a fucking wedding ........a bunch of fucking stoners ......on the big day .....i bet that was fricking fun ......
Florida catering firm are sued by wedding guest for $30k after they laced food with cannabis, causing 'severe, permanent injuries' - bride and caterer charged after meal sent several to the hospital
- A caterer is being sued for serving food containing cannabis to wedding guests
- A 76-year-old woman who was there is seeking $30,000 in damages
- Caterer Joycelyn Bryant allegedly prepared cannabis-laced pastas and breads
- At least eight guests were hospitalized after eating the various foods
- She allegedly did so in collaboration with the bride Danya Svoboda, 42
- Both were charged in April with delivering marijuana and tampering with food
An elderly woman is suing a catering company for $30,000 after she ate a lasagna spiked with cannabis at a wedding in February, leaving her with 'severe, permanent injuries' - and leading police to arrest both the bride and the caterer.
Virginia Taylor-Svoboda, 76, was one of many affected while attended the wedding of a relative before which the bride, Danya Svoboda, 42, allegedly schemed with her caterer.
Joycelyn Bryant, 31, of Joycelyn's Southern Kitchen, to serve bread, pasta and desserts laced with marijuana to nearly 70 unknowing guests.
They started feeling sick soon after eating the variety of foods prepared by Bryant and at least eight people were taken to the hospital, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. Some were even taken out by paramedics on stretchers.
On top of the new civil charges accusing Bryant of negligence, the bride and caterer were criminally charged in April with delivering marijuana, tampering with guests' food and misdemeanor culpable negligence after the dinner.
Taylor-Svoboda's lawsuit, filed on Monday, states that Bryant 'knew, or should have known, that allowing the food served [by Joycelyn’s Southern Kitchen] to be laced with marijuana was reasonably likely to cause injuries and damages to wedding guests.'
A woman identified as Melissa Stout said she attended the wedding from Michigan. After feeling buzzed from a couple of drinks, she ate some food to stop herself from becoming too intoxicated.
She had a Caesar salad, a pasta with white sauce and bread with herb dip, according to an arrest warrant obtained by Law and Crime.
'After eating the food, she felt much worse,' deputies say. She 'didn't notice anyone else getting sick as she was on her hands and knees throwing up.'
Every guest tested for cannabis showed positive results, according to the warrant, and none who were interviewed by police said they knew their food had been laced with marijuana.
Guests interviewed by police said they would prosecute whoever contaminated the food. By the time police arrived, employees of Bryant's catering service, 'Joycelyn's Southern Kitchen,' were fleeing into their vehicles and away from the venue.
They also said the bride nodded and 'acted as if she'd given them a gift' when they asked her if there were drugs in the food.
Another guest, Miranda Cady, 38, attended the wedding on February 19 as a guest of bride Danya, who was marrying Andrew Svoboda.
The outdoor ceremony took place in a gated community in Longwood, a suburb of Orlando.
Videos obtained by DailyMail.com showed Danya crying at the altar and guests cheering with glee after she and her partner were officially pronounced husband and wife.
'It all hit everyone pretty instantaneously,' Cady told DailyMail.com. 'We were all fine and then we were all not.'
Speaking to WFTV, she added, 'I actually text myself, at one time, a message just in case I didn't make it through the night.'
A scared guest asked best man Matthew Svodoba what was going on. But Matthew, who works for the Department of Justice, appeared 'incoherent and could not answer a question,' according the arrest warrant.
The bride has 'a great energy and vivacious personality,' Cady said. 'It was pretty traumatic - emotionally traumatic. I'm the type of person to walk into a room and everyone's my friend.
'To be violated this way from someone you like and trust is really hurtful. I didn't have an option or say. Even if people avoided things like the olive oil, it was still in the bread, in the pasta.'
Bodycam footage also showed the moment the stoned bride sees the deputies from Seminole County sheriff's department.
In the video, Danya barely manages to suppress a smile as she stares at the officer, blinking but saying nothing.
Meanwhile her new husband tried to suggest to police that that guests may have brought their own edible cannabis products to the wedding.