(CNN)With her crisp white dress and beautifully done hair, the bride arrived at the wedding hall ready to be married.
Then she saw her brother. And next to him, a llama.
Riva Weinstock was unamused, but she didn't need to say so -- her reaction to the well-dressed wedding crasher was caught on camera and seen around the world.
First of all.... what a fucking power move. This man just singlehandedly stole the show at his own sister's wedding, no less. No one else at the wedding is talking about anything other than the llama. His sister looks absolutely livid in the picture. This was supposed to be her big day and it's ruined by a llama who was probably hucking loogies all over the goddamn place. People forget that's what llamas do, they spit on people like absolute fucking savages.
The gag started five years ago when Riva and Mendl were driving from their home in Ohio to Indiana with some friends.
"She was talking about her wedding, planning it, making plans almost as if it was going to happen the next day even though she wasn't dating anybody at the time," Mendl told CNN.
The nonstop talk between the three teenage girls got on Mendl's nerves.
So as little brothers do, he blurted out something that he knew would get a good reaction out of her.
"I said, 'If you make me come to this wedding, I'm going to bring a llama with me," Mendl recalled. "It was just the first thing that popped into my head."
Naturally, Riva got upset and said that he was going to ruin her special day. But thinking that it was just a joke, she accepted the idea and said, "I give up. The llama is invited to the wedding."
What fucking dedication to a joke. I doubt the sister even remembered the conversation, much less inviting a fucking llama to her wedding. She wasn't even dating anyone at the time so to prematurely dish out invites to LLAMAS is absurd. I will say though, it's remarkable that the brother held onto that for so long. I would've forgotten the conversation in 10 minutes, much less FIVE YEARS. You know he was secretly counting down the days until she got engaged. When she finally did get engaged, he knew it was his time to shine.
How does one even acquire a llama for such an event? Did he have to rent it or did he make a down payment on that bad boy?
Mendl rented a llama for $400 from a llama farm near Cleveland and even had a custom tuxedo made.
While $400 is a lot to shell out for a 21-year-old college student, Mendl said it was worth every penny.
Four hundred US dollars is far more than I'd be willing to spend on an inside joke. Not that I hate the move, but I'm not sure I'd be willing to part with that much money to rent a llama for one fucking day. I know its a memory that will last a lifetime but I've never been that committed to anything in my life. It's not like the llama is imperative to the wedding, it could be left out of the whole thing and she wouldn't even notice.
At the end of the day, all you can do is respect this guy. Anyone who dedicates their life to trolling other people is a winner in my eyes. Plus I love that this will be synonymous with this girl's wedding for the rest of her life. A memory that will truly last a lifetime.
PS - Where the fuck did this guy get the llama a suit?