Generally, wedding crashers are dreaded rather than welcomed. No matter how big or small your wedding is, one thing you’d rather not want to see is wedding crashers... unless the person happens to be a major celebrity.
Every now and then, whether on purpose or by chance, a celeb stumbles into a wedding celebration. And most of the times, these celebrity wedding crashers stick around long enough for a photo, a dance, or even a Champagne toast with the couple.
Here, all the celebrities who have shown up, without an invite, to ceremonies and receptions—making these couples' special days even more memorable.
Hayley Rosenblum and Blonie Dudney got what's probably the biggest surprise of their lives when Katty Perry dropped by at their wedding reception in St. Louis, Missouri, where Perry was travelling with her Witness tour in 2017. According to Kansas City Star, Perry and her crew rushed the dance floor and stayed for about 10 minutes.
Kirsten and Kayleigh Jennings tied the knot on a Saturday afternoon in a backyard in River Heights, Winnipeg, in Canada and were astonished when Kristen Stewart and girlfriend Stella Maxwell showed up sans invite during the festivities.
When Thor crashes your wedding... OMG!
Anneka and Kent's wedding was pretty much #goals already. But then, Chris Hemsworth walked into their photos and took it to the next level. It just so happens that the actor was surfing at Byron Bay on Friday, March 3, 2018, with his wife and three kids. The newlyweds were taking photos on the scenic beach when the best man noticed Hemsworth, who had been staying nearby to film Thor: Ragnarok.
It was Chris Hemsworth on the beach, and the best man said,
"Hey, do you think you could get a photo with the bride and groom?"
And he said,
The Wedding Crashers star himself stunned a couple during their nuptials while visiting his alma mater Georgetown University in October 2016 in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, the wedding photographer was on-hand to capture the moment.
The singer and her rapper husband decided to visit a church while vacationing in Portofino, Italy, in September 2014—only to accidentally crash a wedding.
Back in June 2014, the tennis star stumbled upon a beachside wedding in Miami and not only crashed the wedding but did so in a leopard print swimsuit.
The Shape Of You singer stunned and performed for an Aussie couple, who, after the death of the bride's mother, had fallen on hard times.
Sheeran captioned his March 2015 Instagram photo,
"Just surprised this lovely couple's first dance. Available for weddings, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs, contact your local supermarket for details."
In April 2010, Lady Gaga was staying at the Intercontinental Hotel in Adelaide, Australia. When she walked by the ballroom mid-ceremony on Courtney and Reece Kerr's nuptials, she decided to join in and celebrate with the couple.
Queen Elizabeth II
John and Frances Canning were amazed when Queen Elizabeth herself walked into Manchester Town Hall minutes after the couple had taken their vows in March 2012.
Pitt was having a nice time at the Maidenhead hotel when he was sighted by newlyweds Abi and Daniel Lingwood, who urged the actor to take a quick snap with them.
"The girls were going wild and mental so Brad Pitt and the people he was with went upstairs to a room for their meeting,"
Abi told the Maidenhead Advertiser in September 2013.
"It has become more of a talking point than my wedding, but that is fine."
In June 2016, the crooner surprised Max Singer and Kenya Smith at their nuptials in Brand Beach, New Jersey, after Max's sister Ali reached out to Swift and told her that the couple had tied the knot in a hospital room where Max's late mother spent her last days.
Swift performed a stripped-down version of "Blank Space," which became the couple's first dance song.
Shaun and Jamie Kolnick got the ultimate wedding photo when the NBA champion happened to be meeting a Sports Illustrated reporter at their wedding venue, the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove.
A member of his crew said, We're still working, get out of here, and I said, I'm the bride Jamie told Good Morning America in July 2012.
They couldn't find a way out, honestly, so they came through and said let's take a picture and we got our money shot.
Newlyweds, Elisabeth and Ryan Barclay were taking their wedding pictures in Central Park in September 2016 when Tom Hanks stopped by to congratulate them.
He later shared the photo on Twitter, captioning it,
"Elizabeth and Ryan! Congrats and blessings! Hanx."
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez
While taking a stroll, the duo heard one of Bieber's songs, One Less Lonely Girl playing from a building in Malibu. They decided to check it out. It turns out it was a wedding.
They partied for a while, and Bieber gave a wedding speech.
Kevin Hart And Josh Gad
While shooting their 2015, movie the wedding ringer, the duo noticed a wedding next door and crashed it. They gave a mock wedding speech before launching into a song, and they danced.
It had to be a day filled with surprises for the couple!