Ex-UCLA basketball coach Steve Lavin apparently took a cue from the airlines and overbooked his own wedding. He has been scheduled to marry Mary Jarou on August 17 in front of a big crowd at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, but now the couple is fleeing to Europe. This all according to Rich Perelman at the LAT's new UCLA sports blog, which runs the couple's email to invited guests:
Unexpectedly we have received a stunning 95% RSVP on sent out wedding invitations. As a result, our wedding guest list has far exceeded the maximum capacity for a traditional ceremony and reception at The Montage Resort.
After giving serious consideration to alternative plans we have decided the best option at this late stage is to head to Europe to create a magical wedding day.
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconveniences this change in our wedding plans may have caused you.
We are sorry that we will not be able to share our big day with family and friends. We will be sure to send you photos of our wedding upon our return from Europe.
Please confirm that you received this email.
Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Steve & Mary
There's supposed to also be a USC sports blog coming to LATimes.com, but I'm unable to find it tonight.