Who wouldn't love to have a well-known person showing up at their wedding ceremony? But we all know, that if you not very well-connected or at least very lucky, you probably won't be seeing your favorite celebrity there no matter how hard you try to invite them. But that doesn't mean you cannot try! Who knows, maybe they'll even respond to you. That's something Louis Bam, a 37-year-old man from Cape Town, South Africa, decided to try out. Back in 2012, he sent out hundreds of wedding invitations to his and his wife's favorite celebrities and politicians and many of them took the time to respond!
It turns out, that there's a very good reason why Louis did this. Apparently, he came up with this idea to surprise his wife Estelle with well wishes from some of the famous people they both look up to. "I try my best to come up with things that my wife will appreciate in life. I try to do one special thing for her every day. Sometimes just buying a chocolate. Other times planning takes a bit more time. So for our wedding day, I wanted to make sure there are a lot of little surprises for her throughout the day. This was one of them," he told Bored Panda.
After googling their addresses, Louis put those invitations in the mail. "There are plenty of websites dedicated to listing celeb addresses for fanmail. My sister Yvette helped me with the admin as well as physically mailing everyone," Louis said. Soon, responses started flowing but, as expected, none of them actually agreed to come to the wedding. At least many of them took the time to wish the couple a beautiful ceremony. Despite what you might think, Louis wasn't disappointed. "I didn't want any of them showing up. It would have been pretty awkward if someone did pitch. I was just hoping for an album with letters from celebs saying congrats on the wedding to present to my wife as a gift. One South African DJ I invited did discuss coming to the wedding on radio and nearly spoiled the surprise. My wife's cousin called us and said they're talking about your wedding on the radio. I just lied and said I have no idea what they're talking about."
The man told us that he received around 50 responses from celebrities most of which were written by their staff. "I went through the album while doing my speech and no one was impressed. Everyone thought I was lying and making names up so it was a bit of a flop. It was only when I was seated at the table that people wanted to see the album that they noticed that it was for real. Haha, my wife wasn’t too impressed. A lot happens on your wedding day so it was just one of a thousand things that happened on the day. I think the fact that it still makes the news every once in a while is more special than it was on the day."
The dedication to this lovely idea clearly shows how much Loius cares about his wif, so does his words. When asked if there's anything else he wants to add, Louis took the moment to say how much he loves Estelle.
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