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Bradley Cooper Caught the Bouquet at a Family Friend’s Wedding This Weekend

Bradley CooperActor Bradley Cooper attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

He played like a champion. Actor Bradley Cooper attended a family friend’s wedding this past weekend in the Washington, D.C. area, and even took home a special arrangement from the couple’s reception.

The Wedding Crashers actor, 41, first surprised the bride, Meaghan Carrigan, and the groom, Nicholas Barnicle, on Friday, October 21, on the campus of his alma mater Georgetown University. The couple’s photographer, Lisa Boggs, posted a black-and-white snapshot of the world-famous Oscar nominee surprising the pair and congratulating them on the school’s scenic campus.

“Here’s a sneak peek from Meg and Nick’s private ceremony this past weekend!” Boggs shared on Instagram. “Their friend, Bradley Cooper, was visiting Georgetown and made sure to congratulate the newlyweds as they walked around campus. 😁 #thecoops.”

One follower commented on Facebook that she “would have freaked,” while another noted: “That’s Bradley Cooper? I would not have recognized him…”

“He seemed like a super nice guy,” the photographer replied to the first remark. She added in another comment, “I promise it’s him.”

According to the couple’s New York Times wedding announcement, the pair exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony held inside the Copley Crypt Chapel on Georgetown’s campus. The newlyweds then celebrated their marriage the following day with a bigger reception open to family and friends at the Goodstone Inn in Middleburg, Virginia.

Cooper was at the party as well. The groom’s father, journalist Mike Barnicle, shared some details about his son’s wedding on Monday’s episode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Producers flashed the photo of Cooper catching up with the pair on their wedding day.

“That was in Georgetown,” Barnicle told Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski. “Right before the wedding with Bradley Cooper, who caught the bouquet.”

How exactly that happened remains a mystery, but Cooper is currently dating Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, Irina Shayk.

irina Shayk Pronovias

Photo courtesy of Pronovias

Interestingly enough, the beauty recently modeled wedding dresses for Atelier Pronovias’ 2017 Collection.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.