If you set out to do anything in this life, it should be to spot Bill Murray in the wild. The legendary actor has repeatedly gained attention for popping up in random places, be it a New York dive bar or an intimate house party. So the news that he crashed the Memorial Day weekend bachelor party among a group of Boston College grads is par for the course. But what other big names have shown up to nuptials uninvited?
Bill Murray wasn’t the first notable guest to make a wedding event all about him. And unlike Taylor Swift’s Cape Cod escapades, not every celeb who shows up is met with long stares and nervous whispers. From John Travolta to Justin Bieber, check out a list of famous faces who’ve crashed celebrations of marital bliss, below.
Bill MurrayThe man with a penchant for showing up in unexpected places (and partying) was the highlight of a recent Charleston bachelor party. After declining free drinks from an eager group of bachelor party attendees, Murray ended up joining the 20-person dinner and even made a toast:
If you have someone that you think is the one, don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind and think, “Oh OK, let’s make 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.
Picking the groom up over their shoulders was just extra.
John TravoltaDanny Zuko ran into a bride and groom-to-be before their wedding and politely posed for pictures. The next day, he was nice enough to make a cameo during their ceremony so that their official wedding photos can be that much nicer than those of their Facebook frenemies.
Despite his history with moving vehicles, DMX can’t resist a crowd he knows he can please (drunk white dudes). X climbed aboard a party bus and treated wedding guests to a few bars of “X Gon’ Give it to Ya” to rousing applause. His gigs are few and far between these days, so some cheering isn’t only polite, it’s necessary.
Bieber and then-girlfriend Selena Gomez sauntered into the Malibu wedding of Jeanine Holguin and Rob McCool in 2011. Yes, they heard Bieber’s song “One Time” playing, so there was some serendipitous charm to it all, but not everything is about you, Justin. Still, this helped satisfy the difficult-to-please 10-15 year old wedding guests who can’t simply be bribed by cake and an open bar.
Steven TylerSteven Tyler was strolling through the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. — as the famous and fabulously wealthy are wont to do — and decided to check up on a wedding that was taking place. In addition to the happy couple, he took photos with multiple guests, setting the bar for wedding favors very, very high.
Taylor SwiftOf course, not all celebrity wedding crashers are met with happy tears and high-pitched screams. Taylor famously attended the wedding of Liam Kerr and Kyle Kennedy in July 2012, when she was dating Conor Kennedy. According to the mother of the bride’s interview with the Boston Herald, Taylor’s presence “distracted the entire event” and politely asking her to leave “was like talking to a ghost.” Hey, no need to pick on the fair skinned! Taylor’s controversial decision to tag along to a family event — that her teenage boyfriend hadn’t properly RSVP’d to — earned her some etiquette demerits from members of the famous family. Lesson learned? We’ll find out on the next album.
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