Keanu Reeves’s unanticipated entrance at the reception came as a surprise to the bride and groom on their wedding day.
James and Nikki Roadnight, newlyweds, exchanged vows in front of guests at the Fawsley Hall Hotel in Northamptonshire, UK, last weekend.
When the couple learned that the 57-year-old John Wick actor was also staying at the same hotel, the already memorable day took an unexpected turn during their reception at the location.
The Hollywood icon showed up, the bride said in a Newsweek interview when her husband noticed him in the hotel bar and informed the actor he had recently been married.
Check out the photos from their wedding below:
— Nikki Roadnight (@MrsNRoadnight) August 22, 2022
The groom asked Keanu Reeves to stop by later in the evening after spotting the Matrix actor at the ceremony location and inviting him to drink with the rest of his family and friends at the wedding celebration.
“He was very friendly and said he would later on,” Nikki said. “We didn’t know if he would or not but it was cool that my husband had spoken to him!”
A hotel employee informed the bride that a “very special person” was waiting outside and wanted to talk with her during the wedding celebration.
The Constantine actor met Nikki as she went outside, but he declined her offer of a drink because he had just arrived after a long flight and wouldn’t be staying long.
“He was so kind and friendly and congratulated us on our wedding,” she told the publication. “He was kind enough to do some pictures and our wedding photographer was able to capture some too!”
“Then he took the time to speak to some of our guests and have more photos done!” Nikki said, also sharing those pictures on her Facebook page and captioning the post: “Yes, that is Keanu Reeves at our wedding.”
The encounter was the cherry on top for the newlyweds, who dubbed their wedding day “the most perfect day” and sang the actor’s praises.
Reeves has attended weddings before, so this is not a first. The star and the couple were photographed in 2018 right before their California wedding.
“He was so sweet!” ❤️ Darlette’s son Jarrod 🤵is a big #KeanuReeves fan. Look 👀 who happened to be at their wedding 👰🏽 venue! PS: (Darlette told me she’s amazed at the 15 mins of fame!) 😊 pic.twitter.com/gicNRNOyVf
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) September 3, 2018
The actor is also well-known for his charitable works outside of the entertainment world, and his endearing encounters with fans of all ages frequently go viral on social media.
Following Reeves’ flight back from London last month, a Twitter user described an emotional encounter between the actor and a young boy at New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport.
A “series of rapid-fire questions” that the young fan posed to the Speed actor included inquiries into his motivation for returning from London, his enjoyment of the Grand Prix, and whether he competes in Formula One racing.
More people like Keanu Reeves are needed!