Tom Hanks surprises newlyweds in Central Park by joining their photo call

The actor was jogging in the Manhattan park when he stopped to pass his congratulations on to the happy couple

Tom Hanks surprised a pair of newlyweds in New York City over the weekend by unexpectedly joining their photo call in Central Park.

The couple, whose names have only been given as Elisabeth and Ryan, had just married in the city on Saturday (September 24), and were taking a number of wedding photos in the Manhattan park when they were joined by their surprise guest.

As the Daily Telegraph reports, the couple were having their photos taken by New York City photographer Meg Miller when Hanks, who’d been jogging around the park at the time, came over to pass on his congratulations. The actor even offered to ordain their ceremony for them, jokingly saying: “You know, I am an ordained minister. If the guy cancels let me know.”


The incident was captured by wedding video curators First Day Films, who posted footage onto their Instagram page. See that, as well as a selection of Miller’s photos, below.

Hanks then asked the couple to take a picture with him, which he later posted onto his Instagram account. “Elizabeth and Ryan!,” he wrote. “Congrats and blessings!”

Elizabeth and Ryan! Congrats and blessings! Hanx.

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This isn’t the first time this year that a celebrity has crashed a wedding. Back in August, Justin Timberlake surprised a couple in New Hampshire after he was asked by the father of the bride to take photo with the newlyweds.