They do say all eyes should be on the bride! Cheeky usher is caught checking out his best friend’s new wife in wedding shoot – and then gets a telling off from the groom!
- Usher Andy Wills caught ogling his friend’s new bride in wedding photos
- Groomsman, 25, said it was a drunken prank to annoy groom Rhys Couldrey
- Couple saw the funny side when he revealed the pictures at the reception
- Bride Natalie, also 25, even said she would add cheeky snap to wedding album
It’s said all eyes should be on the bride at a wedding but one cheeky groomsman took that tradition a little too far at his childhood friend’s nuptials.
Prankster Andy Wills, 25, was caught on camera peering down Natalie Couldrey’s wedding dress as he stood behind her while posing for photos.
The newlywed, 25, and her husband Rhys, 27, had no idea what happened until they saw the picture later that night.
Luckly for Mr Wills, the couple saw the funny side of the risky joke.
Usher Andy Wills, pictured centre in the back row, pranked his friend Rhys (second right) by ‘checking out’ bride Natalie (second left) during the wedding photos, with the couple later seeing the funny side after giving him a telling off
Mr Wills, pictured, said he had been drinking and came up with the stunt because he knew the couple would get the joke
The usher has since revealed they have even agreed to include the snap in their official wedding album.
Mr Wills, from Farnborough, Hampshire, said: ‘At that point they had no idea what I was doing until they saw the picture later that night.
‘Rhys called me an a***hole to be honest. I thought it’d be quite funny.
‘Me and Natalie get on really well so she knows what I’m like – it was a bit of a joke.
‘Natalie saw the funny side of it. They know what I’m like – I like to take the p**s.’
The usher admitted he’d ‘had a few beers’ and decided he would try to make the photographer laugh, if not the newly-weds.
During the photo-shoot, the rest of the group posed dutifully, oblivious to Mr Wills’s wandering eye.
Mr and Mrs Couldrey, pictured, found out about the photo later that night and the bride found it so funny she decided to include it in their wedding album to show how ‘cheeky’ her husband and his friends are
He added: ‘I thought I’d make it look like I was checking out the bride.
‘I’d had a few beers by then and thought it’d be a funny prank. I did it on purpose to wind them all up.
‘We’d just come out of the ceremony and the photographer was getting pictures of all the wedding group.
‘I thought it’d get a few laughs afterwards, but I’m not entirely sure anyone noticed at the time.
‘I saw our friend Deeno [Lockley] taking pictures from the side so decided to do it. He was in stitches behind the camera.’
Mr Wills behaved himself in the other photos at the wedding, pictured, and no one noticed the prank at the time
Mrs Couldrey, also from Farnborough, said: ‘I think I’ll be putting this one in our wedding album because it shows the how cheeky the lot of them are.
‘I love that about them – it also shows that the wedding was fun.
‘This is a very Andy thing to do. He’s always been a prankster, he’s got a good sense of humour… most of the time.
‘I had no idea what he was doing while we were all posing – I only knew about it later on that evening when they showed me.
‘I thought it was funny and I did expect some type of prank from him, but it’s the only one, thank god.’