Not everyone could be so lucky as to have a celebrity like Stephen Colbert officiate their wedding but it happens more than you might think. Here, some of the most unexpected ordained stars who have actually conducted a wedding ceremony.
Sir Ian McKellan
The Lord Of the Rings star (aka Gandalf) officiated Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell’s wedding.
The Spider Man Actress officiated her friend’s wedding (who also happens to be her publicist). Emma originally introduced the two.
Fashion Police host Joan Rivers officiated the ceremony of celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey and his longtime partner Theo Bleckmann at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.
George Bush Sr.
Okay, technically former President George H.W. Bush didn’t officiate, but he did serve as a witness at a same-sex wedding in Maine. The newlyweds posted a photo on Facebook following their nuptials of Bush signing their marriage license.
Mark Consuelos officiated Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky’s wedding! Mark’s not just ordained, he’s reportedly also Beth’s spiritual advisor.
The Nanny’s Fran Drescher officiated the “Love Is Love” TV wedding contest. And in her unforgettable voice, she pronounced the winning couple “husband and husband.”
Late night host and comedian Conan O’Brien used his stand-up skills to officiate a wedding live on his show. The lucky couple? Conan’s costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner, David Gorsehin.