Maid-of-Honor Hilariously Upstages Bride And Groom With Series Of Photobombs

by Sarah Hosseini
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Image via Ashley Hempel Photography

A maid-of-honor made her best friend’s wedding photos extra special

Generally speaking, if you’re the maid-of-honor and you prank the bride or groom on their special day you’ll get demoted to maid-of-dishonor. And possibly never talked to again. But, not a woman in Canada who actually went in with the bride on a brilliant idea to make the photos totally epic.

Rebecca and James Foster of Alberta, Canada were celebrating their wedding and taking their typical nuptial photos when the photographer requested some veil toss shots. Cue maid-of-honor and best friend of the bride, Sharilyn Wester, who went total superstar mode. Or photobomb mode, whatever you prefer. Anyway, she nailed it and the results were hilarious!

Image via Facebook/Ashley Hempel

“We were shooting the formals and it was 36c (96 Fahrenheit), incredibly hot and barely a breeze. I wanted to do some more of just the bride and groom, and Sharilyn was like ‘oh let’s do the one of me throwing her veil!'” Ashley Hempel, the photographer, tells Scary Mommy. “I thought it was kind of weird that she wanted to be included in the veil toss photo but went with it.”

Image via Facebook/Ashley Hempel Photography

The photographer was totally caught off guard. And as you can tell from the perplexed look on the groom’s face he had no freaking clue what was going on either.

“James (the groom) had no idea this was coming either but he is used to their sense of humour and was totally ok with the shenanigans,” Hempel says.

The onlooking bridal crew was treated to this comedic act too.

“At first when Sharilyn started throwing the veil, grunting and making her crazy faces the whole bridal party was confused, and then everyone caught on to the joke. It was hilarious, and I was laughing so hard I had a hard time keeping the camera steady!”

Not only did Hempel capture a beautiful and memorable day, she captured an excellent photobomb that showcased tons of personality.

Image via Facebook/Ashley Hempel Photography

While it seems these poses are so-well planned they weren’t – they were totally done spontaneously and in the moment. However, the idea for the photobomb was hatched some years earlier.

“It was based off a photo Rebecca saw that we both decided we had to recreate,” Wester told HuffPost. “This was two years before the actual wedding!”

“They are hilarious,” Hempel said. “They have each other’s backs — constantly striking poses and goofing off even during the getting ready photos.”

She posted the photos to Facebook and many admirers adored them and noted their #friendshipgoals.

“I think they’re the type of friends who will be 75 at an old folks’ home pantsing the orderlies,” she joked.

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