Celebrity Wedding Crashers

These couples spotted some surprising famous faces among their wedding guests! 

By: Kristen Klein
  • Kanye West

    Kanye West

    While bride-to-be Siobhan DePietro and her friends were dining at Galatiore's Restaurant in New Orleans on October 4, they spotted Kanye West sitting a few tables away. The girls decided to send a bottle of wine over to his table — and the rapper responded by sending a bottle of Champagne over to theirs! He also posed for a few photos and "wished the bride well and said that getting married was 'the best thing that's happened to him,'" according to Page Six.

    Photo courtesy of Jess Kingsbery

  • Beyoncé & Jay-Z

    Beyoncé & Jay-Z

    While vacationing in Portotino, Italy, the superstar couple stumbled upon a wedding when they peeked inside a local church. The bride asked Beyoncé for a quick photo, and she happily obliged!

    Photo courtesy of Portofino via Twitter

  • Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg

    Neesha Ghadiali and Joseph Scheller tied the knot on August 28 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, where Snoop Dogg happened to be passing through. The groom's mother is a huge Snoop Dogg fan and begged the photographer, Chris Seibel of Allusion Photography, to find a way to get a picture of the newlyweds with the rapper. Seibel approached the "biggest security guards I've seen in my life" to ask for the photo. Luckily, Snoop Dogg happily agreed, and he even asked the photographer to capture a few shots on his phone as well! 

    "He took his phone out of his pocket and was like, 'Hey dog, can you take a couple of photos for me?'" Seibel told NBC Chicago. The rapper later shared the snapshot on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with the caption, "Jus got married."

    "They had a great conversation and a ton of laughs inside the bar," Allusion Photography president Sherry Hagerman told ABC Chicago. "Snoop was a blast to be around."

    Photo Credit: Allusion Photography

  • Tom Hardy

    Tom Hardy

    On August 21, 2014, a photo re-emerged on Reddit of actor Tom Hardy crashing a wedding while filming The Dark Knight Rises back in 2011. You can imagine this Pittsburgh bridal party's surprise when they ran into the nefarious Bane, wicked mask and all!

    Photo via @Join_You_In_The_Sun on Reddit

  • Tom Hardy

    Tom Hardy

    The bride and groom even got in on the fun by taking a spin in the Batmobile Tumbler! Now that's what we call a must-have photo op.

    Photo via @Join_You_In_The_Sun on Reddit

  • Boris Diaw

    Boris Diaw

    San Antonio Spurs star forward Boris Diaw crashed a bachelorette party at Lake Travis in Texas on Saturday. When the recent NBA champion tweeted that he was enjoying the day at the lake, a group of nearby bachelorettes took notice.

    The girls, who thought it would be funny to ride around in their boat shouting "Boris," were shocked when the superstar heard them and decided to join in on the fun. "Boris immediately swam over to celebrate with them and asked if he could kiss the bachelorette," a friend of a party-goer wrote on Reddit

    Diaw kissed the bride-to-be on the cheek and reportedly entertained the girls with a rendition of "All I Do is Win" before returning his boat. 


  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams

    These unsuspecting Miami newlyweds rubbed shoulders with famed tennis legend Serena Williams at their beachside nuptials on May 31. They invited the star to take a few snapshots with them (in a leopard-print swimsuit, no less!). Williams captioned the pic shown above, "Wedding crasher!! Congrats!" on Instagram. She was in town with close friend and fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

    Williams attended another wedding just one week prior — Kimye's European extravaganza on May 24th.

    Photo courtesy of Serena Williams via Instagram

  • Bill Murray

    Bill Murray

    Over Memorial Day Weekend, groom-to-be EJ celebrated his bachelor party with friends at a steakhouse in Charleston, South Carolina. One of them spotted Bill Murray among the crowd and asked if he'd come say a few words to the groom. The actor initially declined, then apparently changed his mind and joined the group. 

    In a video shared on Deadspin, Murray started off his words of wisdom by addressing the group: "You know how funerals are not for the dead, they're for the living? Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they're for the uncommitted."

    He then offered some advice on how to know when you've really found the one: "If you have someone that you think is The One, don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, 'Okay, let's pick a date. Let's plan this and make a party and get married.' Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport."

    Photo Credit: Deadspin

  • Bill Murray (Again)

    Bill Murray (Again)

    Just a few weeks after Murray crashed a bachelor party, Erik Rogers and Ashley Donald of South Carolina got the shock of a lifetime when the actor appeared in the street where they were taking their engagement photos. "I turn around and it's Bill Murray with his shirt up, belly out, tapping his belly and trying to make them laugh," said photographer Raheel Gauba from Fia Forever Photography. Gauba invited Murray to pose in a couple shots.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope Francis

    Can #selfieswiththepope become a thing, please? This newly-married couple scored the ultimate wedding-day selfie with Pope Francis in March of 2014 during his weekly general audience at the Vatican.

    Photo courtesy of Zenit English on Twitter

  • Patrick Sharp

    Patrick Sharp

    Carrie and Rob Krolak tied the knot in March of 2014 in a suite at United Center, home of the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team. The pair went down to the ice for a few photos, where they encountered the team warming up for their game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Left wing Patrick Sharp couldn't resist making an appearance in their wedding photos!

    Photo Credit: Ruthie Hauge Photography

  • Gerard Butler

    Gerard Butler

    Bride-to-be Maja Nogic certainly had a bachelorette party to remember. While celebrating in Sydney, Australia with her bridesmaids in March of 2014, the group planned to spend the day boating around the Sydney Harbour. When they arrived, the manager of the boat hire company told them he had a little surprise for them on board. "We thought it was a stripper, because it was a hen’s party. But then we saw [Gerard] standing on the boat. We all just started screaming," the bride's close friend, Dragana Ogorelica, told the Daily Mail.

    When the group approached, he called down to the girls, "Is this a hen's party? Can I join? We're going to dance a little bit, drink a little bit." The group was enamored with the Scottish star, remarking that he was "so nice and relaxed. We all love him... His accent, oh my goodness, it was so beautiful. You couldn’t understand him half the time, but you didn’t care because it was just gorgeous." He reportedly told his management that he wanted to stay and party for a bit, and he snapped some fun photos with the group.

    Photo courtesy of Dragana Ogorelica via Twitter

  • Zach Braff

    Zach Braff

    This couple didn't even know they'd been photobombed by the Scrubs star until they received the proofs from their November 2013 wedding! When their photographer, Sascha Reinking, noticed the familiar face, he took to Twitter to find out if it was for real: "Sir, I think you photobombed my newlywed couple the other day in New York. :) Well played..." The actor happily confirmed, saying "This is one of my best photobombs ever."

    Photo Credit: Sascha Reinking Photography

  • Jon Bon Jovi

    Jon Bon Jovi

    Okay, the rock star was actually invited to this wedding — but he never RSVP'd, so we're counting him as a crasher! When Aussie super-fan Branka Delic found out that Bon Jovi would be touring in Las Vegas during the same weekend as her October 2013 wedding (which was held at the Graceland Wedding Chapel, the same venue where Jon Bon Jovi married his wife Dorothea 24 years earlier), she started an online petition asking the singer to walk her down the aisle. "Bon Jovi, we're begging you. Make this wedding happen!" she wrote. "We're living on a prayer and we want you to come lay your hands on me and walk me down the aisle!"

    When she didn't hear back, she also began reached out to him via Twitter in the days leading up to the wedding: "The day is near, Jon boy. Is it a date or what? Please don't let this devoted Aussie bride down." Imagine her surprise when Jon Bon Jovi strolled in, dressed in jeans and a white button-down shirt, ready to walk her down the aisle.

    Photo courtesy of Bon Jovi on Twitter

  • John Travolta

    John Travolta

    The night before their June 2013 wedding in Georgia, this couple bumped into Travolta at a bar. Evidently, they hit it off — the following day, the actor showed up at the wedding and snapped a few photos with the couple and their bridal party!

    Photos via Imgur

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama

    One couple received a truly memorable gift from our Commander-in-Chief after he nearly became an unintentional wedding crasher at their September 2012 nuptials. President Obama planned a last-minute rally at the Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, attracting about 10,000 supporters — but he and his team made sure to wrap it up an hour before the couple's wedding ceremony was scheduled to start so that the two events wouldn't conflict. "The staff and Secret Service were very gracious about it, and when it was over, they received this gift and note," a friend of the couple posted on Reddit.

    Photo Credit: Loren Paul

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift

    Not every celebrity wedding crasher is welcomed with open arms. When Swift joined her then-boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, at his cousin's wedding in August of 2012, the mother of the bride, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, was furious. She had received a text from Conor about an hour before the ceremony asking if he and Swift could attend. “I responded with a very clear, ‘Please do not come,’” Victoria said. “They came anyway… I personally went up to Ms. Swift, whose entrance distracted the entire event, and asked her as nicely as I could to leave. It was like talking to a ghost. She seemed to look right past me.”

    Photo courtesy of Taylor Swift via Instagram

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift

    Swift got a much warmer welcome when she showed up at superfan Gena's bridal shower in April 2014! The bride-to-be has been a loyal Swift fan since the very beginning. Over the years, the two have met several times and developed a friendship. Gena invited Swift to her wedding in May, but the singer had to turn her down — but vowed to attend the bridal shower. The logistics almost didn't work in her favor, but Swift was adamant about keeping her promise.

    "Everyone who was there is saying how friendly and sweet Taylor was today. [My flower girl] Sophie said she can't wait to tell her class tomorrow," wrote Gena. "I had no idea Taylor was coming, it was a complete surprise. She's an incredible person and amazing friend." See more photos 

    Photo courtesy of Genagabrielle via Instagram

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton

    In June of 2012, Kelly and Patrick Howard got married at the Castlemartyr Resort in Cork, Ireland. Imagine their surprise when former US President Bill Clinton, who was in town as a guest of an Irish-American philanthropy group, walked over and introduced himself! "That is one photo that is definitely going into the album — it is a memory that will last us forever," the groom told Irish Independent.

    Photo Credit: Philip Daly Photography

  • LeBron James

    LeBron James

    Miami natives Jamie and Shaun Kolnick tied the knot at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove in June of 2012. The couple heard rumors that NBA champion LeBron James was in the hotel for an interview with Sports Illustrated, and when they spotted him in the courtyard after their first look, they jumped at the chance for a truly memorable wedding-day photo. "He was really nice. And then he disappeared into the tall man abyss," the bride told Huffington Post.

    Photo Credit: Cengiz Ozelsel of Adagion Studio