A groom whose best man brother punched his bride and pulled her down a flight of stairs by her wedding dress is a soldier on trial for attempted murder, MailOnline can reveal.
Steffan Wilson’s big day was ruined when his brother Tomos went on a drunken rampage at the reception and attacked bride Erin Mason-George, her two sisters and her mother.
Tomos, 29, from Swansea, went wild at the Lampeter’s Falcondale Hotel in Ceredigion, Wales, saying his sibling ‘should never have married the bride.’
It has now emerged that the groom Steffan is on trial for attempting to murder a man earlier this month.
Steffan Wilson’s wedding was tarnished when his best man attacked his new bride Erin Mason-George (pictured together), punching her and dragging her downstairs in her dress
Tomos Wilson (outside Aberystwyth Court), 29, was best man at his brother Steffan’s wedding before he attacked the bride and her family – and said his brother shouldn’t have married her
The bride and groom – seen swigging from a champagne bottle – were pictured here dancing on a table on their big day at the Lampeter’s Falcondale Hotel in Ceredigion, Wales
The happy couple were all smiles as they were helped down from a table at their reception in July before it descended into chaos when the bride’s family tried to put the groom to bed
Steffan, 25, a Section commander in the Army based at Catterick, North Yorks, is accused of beating up a 43-year-old man near a nightclub in Northallerton in the early hours of December 1. He has been remanded in custody and will spend Christmas behind bars awaiting trial.
His brother Tomos was sentenced yesterday for drunkenly going on the rampage at Steffan’s wedding in July.
The fight broke out as the bride’s family tried to help the drunk groom up the stairs after his wedding.
Tomos started hurling abuse at the Mason-George family, the court heard.
He said his brother should never have married primary school teacher Ms Mason-George and said his brother was ‘no longer a Wilson’.
He was found guilty of five charges of assault as well as two charges of criminal damage.
District Judge Gwyn Jones said that while none of the Mason-George family suffered long-lasting injuries, the ‘thoughts and bad memories of what should have been a happy event will be there for some time’.
Tomos (right) uploaded this photograph of himself and his brother (centre), a soldier based in Catterick, North Yorks, to social media on July 30, three days after the wedding
The happy couple partied through the night with their guests, before chaos ensued
Prosecutor Kevin Challinor said on July 27, Wilson had reacted angrily when the family tried to get his brother Steffan Wilson to go to bed as he was drunk.
Ms Mason-George told the trial that things escalated when Wilson tried to throw punches at her.
He then grabbed his sister-in-law’s wedding dress and pulled it, causing her to fall down a flight of stairs.
Mr Challinor said that during the incident Wilson assaulted Ms Mason-George’s mother, Linda, and her younger sister Dion, and also grabbed Ms Mason-George’s other sister, Cally, by the neck, causing reddening.
Wilson also assaulted a manager at Lampeter’s Falcondale Hotel it is claimed and was charged with damaging his shirt and fixtures and fittings at the venue.
During the trial, Wilson denied all the charges and defence solicitor Tom Roberts said the incident had been sparked by Ms Mason-George and her family.
He said Wilson had reacted after seeing Ms Mason-George first slap and swear at his brother, before seeing her and her family assisting Steffan Wilson up the stairs where he claimed Ms Mason-George had pushed him, causing him to fall.
The wedding party in full swing – before the groom was taken up to bed
Tomos, who denied all the charges, was also ordered to pay compensation of £250 each to Erin and Cally Mason-George, as well as £100 each to Dion and Linda Mason-George
In a Facebook post after the wedding, Erin’s sister Cally wrote: ‘Never let anyone dampen the magical love you have for one another! ‘I know I will not let ANYONE spoil or ruin the magnificent, laughter, fun filled day and night we all experienced’
Mr Roberts said both Ms Mason-George and her sister Cally had thrown punches at Wilson and that Ms Mason-George later threw a vase and glass bottle at him, which she denied.
In a Facebook post after the wedding, Erin’s sister Cally wrote: ‘Never let anyone dampen the magical love you have for one another!
‘I know I will not let ANYONE spoil or ruin the magnificent, laughter, fun filled day and night we all experienced.’
Giving evidence on Tuesday morning, Harry Wilson, the other best man, said he saw Erin Mason-George ‘slap’ Steffan Wilson saying it was time for bed.
He described seeing Steffan fall down the stairs and his brother Tomos going to help him before Erin Mason-George threw punches at Tomos, which connected, while other members of her family ‘lunged’ at Steffan.
Harry said Tomos had not assaulted anybody and had got away from the area while he helped Steffan.
At Aberystwyth court yesterday, Wilson was made subject to a community order for 12-months and will have to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.
He was also ordered to pay compensation of £250 each to Erin and Cally Mason-George, as well as £100 each to Dion and Linda Mason-George and Mr Jones.
Costs of £960 and a victim surcharge of £90 were also imposed.
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