Three makes a trend, so it's official: weddings where the groom surprises the bride are now a thing.
The latest instance comes via BuzzFeed, which has picked up the wedding video of Carly and Adam. Carly had just returned from six months retracing her grandmother's journey from the U.K. to Canada as a war bride. On the morning of what she thought was their engagement party, Adam presented his fiancee with a letter explaining that, SURPRISE!, they were actually getting married.
Guys: Please do not do this. Gals: Please stop any man you know from doing this. Only you can prevent ambush weddings.
Maybe this bride didn't want a big wedding. Maybe her skin crawled at the very notion of finding a venue and tasting cakes and bossing around a florist. On her blog, she seems to appreciate the gesture:
Turns out, my fiance is the most romantic man on the planet, because him & my mom had been planning our surprise WEDDING since March. I found out at 9am THAT DAY that everything had been arranged…hair, make-up, bridesmaid dresses, photographer, videographers, ceremony, reception, flowers….EVERYTHING! It was the BEST day of our lives, surrounded by those we love. The joy, love & happiness in my heart was overwhelming in the best way possible.
She did, at least, get to buy her own wedding dress (in the English town where her grandmother bought hers, no less). And admittedly, the affair was more tasteful than last year's GMA ambush involving a sea captain. (Anything not on a morning show is automatically classy by comparison.) Plus they were already engaged, which is more than you can say for the couple who got married in a ceremony the groom planned from a Pinterest page.