Erik Marksberry & Krista Tischler hired a good friend of mine and fellow Wedding Entertainment Director™, Bill Hermann, to orchestrate a surprise wedding on their family and friends. The guests believed that the couple had been married, just hours before at the IDS center in downtown Minneapolis, MN.
But, an actor was hired to inform everyone that the marriage ceremony they just experienced was not legal. What ensued was pure theater. The guests all got involved to make this a special day for the Bride and Groom.
They found decorations and proceeded to set-up the room to look like a wedding chapel. One lady amongst the guests made it known that she was a licensed wedding officiant and that she would be happy to make the marriage legal.
At the end of the wedding ceremony, the guests were made aware that the joke was on them and they were very surprised that they had been a part of this surprise wedding.