Tulsa newlyweds' wedding gifts stolen from venue

Posted at 7:56 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 23:44:21-04

TULSA -- A Tulsa bride and groom claim all of their wedding gifts were stolen from venue downtown.

An old dresser drawer keeps Brandon Beach's feet from touching the bottom of this dumpster. 

"There's still pieces of cards in here," he said. 

It's no place you'd look for gold, but Beach was hoping he'd be lucky.

"Stuff just off the side of any kind of gift box," he said.

Only this isn't the first time Beach has sifted through the trash. 

"I had gloves on earlier," he said. "I was really doing some digging." 

He married his wife Rebecca on Saturday at Dresser Mansion near 18th Street and South Carson Avenue in downtown Tulsa.

Little did they know, they'd be starting their life together empty-handed.

"The gift table was actually just past the turquoise door right there over by the stairs. There was a table right there," Brandon's mother, Deann Beach said. 

Brandon's mother said the ceremony and reception took place around the corner and somehow all the gifts were taken from the table.

"It takes one person or a group of people to just totally ruin it," she said.

On Monday, two days later, evidence was found just feet from where this couple said said their vows.

"We pulled up and found some paper sitting on the sidewalk and it looked like wrapping paper," Beach said. "So we followed the trail and here everything was."

"So many people had just done special cards just for each of us," Rebecca Beach said. 

So what's left? A white trash bag with pieces of cards they'll never fully read.

"Everything's ripped in half," Beach said. "Which if you don't want the card, there's no reason to rip it in half when you put it back."

The owner of Dresser Mansion said an incident like this has never happened before and he's working with the family to help in any way he can. A police report has also been filed.

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