A bride and groom found their ceremony interrupted when the man’s “crazy ex” crashed the wedding wearing a wedding gown and screaming, “It should have been me!” Stacey Owen, from Aberdare, Wales, married the love of her life and was having her first dance with her new husband Keri when the “ex” came bursting in with a bouquet of flowers and marched over to the groom. Thankfully, it all ended up being one big joke.
- The practical jerk came courtesy of maid-of-honor Jackie Lewis. As Jackie told Wales Online, she got in touch with comedian January Rees and paid her to “crash” the wedding. “Stacey expected some sort of surprise and I just wanted to do something silly,” she said. “I was searching for ideas online when I came across videos of drag queens going down the aisle which gave me this idea.”
- Stacey was absolutely shocked when the “crazy ex” marched in. Because the lights were dim, Stacey was shocked at first when the woman came marching in, shouting “Stop the wedding!” As Stacey recalled, “I just thought, ‘What is going on?!’ as we had just done our first dance. At first the lights were dim and I couldn’t see her face so I just thought it was one of Keri’s nutty exes.”
- She soon realized what was going on. “When the lights came up I could see Jan’s face and I knew who she was then. My partner was terrified at first,” Stacey revealed. Thankfully, everyone did get the joke and found it hilarious. “We did see the funny side, the performance has had everyone talking,” she said. “Everyone at the wedding was laughing and they were hiding when she was whacking people with the flowers. The whole day was brilliant, my partner was hiding behind me, he just said ‘I hope she doesn’t terrorize me’ as he’d seen her live before as a stand-up comedian.”
- The comedian was nervous herself about the prank. As a stand-up comedian, she’d never done anything like it and knew it could backfire. “Jackie phoned me and said ‘Jan, only you can pull it off’, but it could have gone either way. I got my old wedding dress from the attic and got in the car and drove to the venue,” she explained. “You should have seen the neighbor’s face. Only the DJ and Jackie knew about it. At first the bride was shocked and she thought I was a crazy ex-girlfriend. The response has been amazing, everyone seemed to love it.” That’s definitely a memorable occasion!