When the deputy mayor of Auburn in Sydney declared his wedding was going to be “AUSTRALIA’S BEST WEDDING” on social media, he wasn’t messing around. He also wasn’t going to let anything get in his way.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) August 15, 2015
Salim Mehajer, who arrived at the ceremony in a helicopter, ordered a whole street of residents to park their cars in their garages so the cavalcade of Rolls Royces, Ferraris and bikies on Harley Davidsons could get through. Any who didn’t oblige would have their cars towed, according to a letter drop before the event.
Fortunately, no one told the police, who came only as crowd control.
— Nicole Williams (@NcoleWilliams) August 16, 2015
“We were never told, and as you can see it was out of control,” Inspector Chris Laird told Fairfax media. “We’ll be asking regional command to send the family the bill.”
A police spokeswoman said: “He [the groom] didn’t call us. We weren’t there to make things easier for him.”
Residents are understandably upset by the event, which included drumming, a jet flyover, and a plane towing a sign on congratulations. There was no council permission to close the street, and it seems the deputy mayor authorised the chopper landing himself.
The groom did not seem put off by the numerous complaints.
“To all the haters,” he said on social media on Saturday. “Keep hating. I work hard. 100% legit.
— Danielle (@daniellemcxs) August 16, 2015
Today, Mr Mehajer has released an expensive, Hollywood trailer-style pre-wedding video that defies belief. It features his father, who was recently released from jail and a very thin plot line.
What do you make of this young man’s lavish lifestyle? Is it in keeping with how a politician should behave?