Best man steals the spotlight at his buddy's wedding – in the most outrageous way

By Nombulelo Manyana
05 June 2017

The bride and groom haven't spoken to him since.

Proposing at a wedding? Super romantic, right? Well... timing is everything!

This loved-up best man, who also officiated the wedding, decided that his pal's nuptials would be the perfect time to propose to his girlfriend -- AND announce that they are soon to be parents. Sweet, right? Well, his timing was way off.

A bride wrote into Slate's advice column, "Dear Prudence" about how she and her husband were upstaged at their own wedding.

She said that after years of their families nagging them to get married, she and her beau decided to take the plunge. By that time they had a child together, had moved in together and even got a dog.

"We always pushed it off to build better lives. We’ve done really well for ourselves and finally reached a point where we could afford a huge blowout wedding to celebrate our lives with everyone we know and love," she wrote.

"The setting was beautiful, everyone seemed happy, our families were overjoyed. My mom may have used the phrase hallelujah a few dozen times. The entire atmosphere felt moving. So moving in fact that John stopped mid-ceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, “Jane,” and reveal her pregnancy."

John didn't even get to the "I dos"! Talk about stealing the moment.

"I couldn’t even hear the vows my husband wrote or the rest of the ceremony over the noise of Jane’s happy sobs, her very surprised family who were also guests, and people seated nearby congratulating her."

When John gave his toast, he apologised for being caught up in the moment, and then he proceeded to talk about he and Jane’s future with no mention of the happy couple, who was actually getting married that day.

"During the reception, John and Jane became the primary focus of our guests. John even went out of his way to ask the band for a special dance for just him and Jane on the dance floor."

"I wouldn’t even have minded if he’d proposed after the ceremony, but I am so shocked and angry that I keep asking myself if this is real life," the bride added.

Her husband has not spoken to John since the wedding but has joked that he would be friends with him again and give John and Jane $40 000 bill "for their half of the wedding".

Folks on Twitter are totally on the bride and groom's side.

Sources: Buzzfeed. Slate.com Twitter.

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