Surprise! Andrea Bocelli wows stunned couple at NJ wedding (PHOTOS)
It was no trick: a bride and groom got the surprises of their life during their Halloween wedding, when tenor Andrea Bocelli made an appearance along with a crew from Good Morning America.
Clifton photographer Brian Delia told New Jersey 101.5 he was contacted by producers looking for a "traditional Italian wedding" the show could use as part of a new segment in which celebrities show up at weddings — much like the Maroon 5 video for the band's hit "Sugar."
Delia said he suggested his cousin's wedding in South Jerse,y but producers said it was too far away so they decided on the Mahwah wedding of Michele Walsh and Ales Dolinar.
After checking with Walsh's mother, Delia said he worked with producers to make the arrangements less than two weeks before the ceremony. Only Father Kevin of Immaculate Conception Church knew what was about to happen.
Delia said the groom was let in on the surprise at the last minute so he could wear a microphone.
"Many people didn't believe it was really (Bocelli)," said Delia, who said he didn''t come out until the last five minutes of the ceremony. The GMA crew came out and joined Delia's team positioned to capture the surprised look on the bride's face as Bocelli came out.
"As soon as I heard his voice, there’s no mistaking who that is and I was just shocked and surprised," Walsh told Good Morning America. "I think I’m still in awe. It was amazing."
Bocelli sang a song called "Sorridi Amore Vai," from his new album "Cinema" and the 1997 movie "Life Is Beautiful," which happened to be one of the couple's favorite movies according to Good Morning America.