No matter how big or small your wedding is, one thing you’ll want to keep an eye out for is wedding crashers. Yes, they are real, and no, they aren’t always as fun and entertaining as Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were in the movie.
It happens more than you’d think, especially at venues where there are multiple weddings happening in one night, or where the guest count is so high that no one is likely to notice. It's easy for outsiders to sneak in, blend in, and enjoy as much free food and booze as they can before anyone realizes and kicks them out.
But there is one situation in which you might welcome an uninvited guest — and that's when said guest happens to be a major celebrity. Every now and then, whether on purpose or by accident, a star stumbles into a wedding celebration. And sometimes, they stick around long enough for a picture, a dance, or even a Champagne toast.
Ahead, a few of our favorite stories about celebs (hello, T. Swift!) who randomly turned up at the weddings of normals.
Thor crashes your wedding...
This couple's wedding was pretty much #goals already. But then, Chris Hemsworth walked into their photos and took it to the next level. According to
, Anneka and Kent from Perth, Australia, were married on Friday, March 3, in Byron Bay. It just so happens that the actor was surfing there with his wife and three kids. The newlyweds were taking photos on the picturesque beach when the best man noticed Hemsworth, who had been staying nearby to film Brides Thor: Ragnarok.
"It was Chris Hemsworth on the beach, and [the best man] was like, 'Hey, do you think you could get a photo with the bride and groom?' And he said, 'No worries,'" Anneka told
news.com.au. Hilariously, the bride didn't even recognize Hemsworth right away. "I was wondering why we were getting a photo with a random person? I was saying, 'Who is this person?'" she said. "[Kent] was getting embarrassed that I kept asking who this person was and he said, 'Chris Hemsworth.'" Photo: via @studiobluetulip. More
If you grew up listening to Taylor Swift’s love songs, then having her show up at your wedding unexpectedly would pretty much be a dream. That's exactly what happened to one New Jersey couple at their June 2016 nuptials. According to
, it wasn't entirely a happy accident; Taylor agreed to drop by after learning (via the groom's sister) that the couple were huge fans of her music, and they had recently gone through a very difficult time in their lives. She posed for photos, Brides played a few hits, and made sure it was truly an affair to remember. Photo: via @x_iceberg. More
What better way to ask your bridal party to “get in formation” than having Queen Bey there to back you up? While vacationing with Jay Z in Portofino, Italy, a bikini-clad Beyoncé apparently wandered into an old church, only to find that a wedding was being held inside. While Bey didn't dazzle guests by breaking out into a dance routine, she
did take some lovely snaps with the bride. Photo: via @getinsideitaly. More
In September 2014, one Chicago couple was taking wedding photos in their hotel lobby when they ran into none other than Snoop Dogg (Lion?) and his entourage. The groom’s mother
reportedly convinced Snoop to pose for a photo, which he later posted on Instagram — and which, we can only assume, is framed in the couple’s house. Photo: via @snoopdogg. More
Imagine having JT show up at your wedding? It’s probably one of those moments where you have an internal debate over whether you should just smile and hug him hello, or go in for the kiss and potentially anger your soon-to-be spouse. Either way, it happened just last summer to a bride and groom in upstate New Hampshire, who calmly posed for a photo with with the "Sexy Back" singer, before continuing on with their special day.
Photo: via Chelsey Gaudet Parks. More
One bonus of getting married in a city like Miami is that you never know which stars might be eating at the restaurant next door, or laying on the beach just steps from your ceremony. Back in 2014, this couple’s friends spotted Serena Williams on the beach next to the venue, and — as good friends do — asked if she’d pose for a pic. She said yes, ran over (in her leopard print one-piece swimsuit), and they all lived happily ever after.
Photo: via @serenawilliams. More