Courtesy of Abi Lingwood
Courtesy of Abi Lingwood
Who knew Friday the 13th could be a lucky day?
Such was the case for Abi Lingwood, who said "I Do" to her husband, Daniel, last week at the luxury Stoke Park Hotel in Buckinghamshire, where the lovebirds had chance encounter with Brad Pitt on their "magical" wedding day.
Lingwood, who hails from Chinnor, Oxfordshire, tells E! News of her fortuitous run-in with the Hollywood hottie, who was having a business meeting at the same hotel (he's currently filming nearby for his upcoming flick Fury).
"We had the most perfect day," Abi, who is currently on her honeymoon in Dubai, recalls. "I was in the middle of having a dance with my friends when Daniel came and said, 'You need to come with me now.' I had no idea why and thought it was odd. He started dragging me away from our reception and when I asked why he said, 'Brad Pitt is in the bar.' I thought he was joking or that maybe our friends had got us a look-alike as a joke!"
Unsurprisingly, Abi couldn't believe that the real Brad Pitt was indeed present at the hotel bar (can you blame her?!).
"I said to him, 'Yeah right, and he said, 'No really, he is in the bar!' We went through to the private bar...I couldn't see anything, but could hear our friend who had a camera ask if the newlyweds could have a picture," she says. "I heard an American accent say, 'Sure'...I walked through into another part if the bar and came face to face with Brad!"
Of course, Angelina Jolie's better half acted like the perfect gentleman during the impromptu meet-and-greet.
"I actually gasped and said to myself, 'Oh my god, it really is you!' He congratulated us on our wedding said I looked great in my dress, shook our hands and said to pose for a picture. He was very accommodating," she gushes before adding:
"Unfortunately I didn't get a kiss from him!"
Naturally, the hunky A-lister inadvertently caused quite a stir at the reception.
"Before we knew it, everyone wanted a glimpse and a picture," Abi says. "Lots of the girls went in search of Brad whilst their boyfriends/husbands looked on. A few managed to get a picture. After a few, he said, 'This is the last one, we are trying to have a meeting.' There was a table full of guys, none I recognized, but a few said Shia LaBeouf was there also—Brad was getting all the attention!"
"The papers at home are saying that Brad crashed our wedding reception, but to be fair, we crashed their meeting!"
Talk about a star-studded wedding day!