Rod Stewart Surprises Bride and Groom at Vegas Wedding

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Rod Stewart surprises Andrew Aitchison and Sharon Cook of Liverpool at their wedding at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Oct. 2, 2019

Once upon a time, a British couple saw their Las Vegas wedding plans dashed when their travel operator suddenly folded. They would have to switch to Plan B for their dream nuptials. But thanks to some quick thinking by the hotel they thought they had booked, the fairytale wedding took place after all, with even more memories than they could have wished for, including a surprise appearance by Rod Stewart.

When Andrew Aitchison and Sharon Cook of Liverpool found out that the long-established, Manchester, UK.-based Thomas Cook Group announced, on Sept. 23, that it was being liquidated, the couple were informed that “your payments have been lost” for their booking for their planned wedding in Las Vegas.

However, their destination hotel – Caesars Palace – stepped in like a fairy Godmother and arranged for the wedding to be held. The bride- and groom-to-be were flown by Delta Airlines and after a few scheduled transfers, checked into the hotel on Sept. 29.

Aitchison shared a personal note they received upon arrival…

Oct. 2 was their wedding day. Caesars Palace informed the couple that there might be some surprises in store.

As Aitchison tweeted two days later: “That awkward moment when you’ve been married for 20 seconds and Sir Rod serenades your wife and then you have an epic fail of a hand hold attempt.”

Watch a brief recap of the wild tale, culminating in Sir Rod’s singing his hit cover of Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately”

Stewart was at Caesars for his residency at The Colosseum.

Rod Stewart 2019 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

05 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
23 – Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
26 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro
28 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro
30 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro
02 – Belfast, Ireland – SSE Arena
04 – Dublin, Ireland – 3ARENA
05 – Dublin, Ireland – 3ARENA
07 – Aberdeen, Scotland – P&J Live
10 – Liverpool, England – Echo Arena
11 – Leeds, England – Leeds Direct Arena
13 – Birmingham, England – Arena Birmingham
17 – London, England – The O2 Arena
19 – London, England – The O2 Arena
20 – London, England – The O2 Arena

Related: Stewart has recorded an album of many of his hits, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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  1. Bluzrider
    #1 Bluzrider 6 October, 2019, 08:03

    How cool was that. A feel good story that the world could use a hell of a lot more of.

    Way to step up Caesar’s, and Rod. You made their special day, one worth remembering.

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