We've seen our share of weddings inspired by the film The Princess Bride, but Kathy and Nathan dropped the ultimate surprise on their families and friends with a 1920s-themed birthday party ruse-turned-wedding! Not many people knew, but one in particular had to be in on the surprise. The officiant was dressed in full “Impressive Clergyman” garb and, naturally, began the ceremony with the famous monologue from The Princess Bride,” “Mawwiage…”. The best part is that they captured the whole ceremony on video.

The whole affair took place in Kathy's sister's living room, with their most near and dear looking on. Jen from Pink Light Images photographed the day and said of the surprise, “No one knew anything! Even grandma was still confused as to what happened when they walked out afer their I do's.”

Dad got the first surprise of anyone since he was the one walking Kathy down the aisle!

The tuxes and Impressive Clergyman outfits were from Harris Costumes.

Everyone got ready for what definitely wasn't just a party. The groom even had a 'best ma'am.'


Priceless reactions.



Most of the goodies were gluten-free…

… including the cake from Hot Chocolates!

Cheers! Impromptu toast time!

The pair had a 'going away' with heart-shaped sparklers.

Now to check out the live-action ceremony!

For more photos of all the surprise fun, check out the full gallery and the blog post about the wedding.


photography: Pink Light Images

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Comments on A 1920s Princess Bride surprise wedding

  1. OMG this is awesome! And the priest costume?! HAHA! I can’t help but giggle with glee at the reactions of your family…hahaha! Congrats to you both 🙂

    • Thank you. It was so much fun planning. We didn’t have anyone else’s input so it was just about us and what we wanted.

  2. Oh my god! I started crying 45 seconds in. I’m such a sucker!

    But seriously, this is so fab!!!

  3. this was AMAZING!!! the bride said that had he not done the “voice” she would have cried the whole time hahahahah 🙂 You can see their love! <3!!! SO FUN.

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