Who doesn't want to have their best friend as their maid of honor? However, when Sharilyn was asked by photographer Ashley Hempel to aid the couple (BFF Rebecca and her husband, James Foster) with the veil toss, the maid of honor took it up a notch. She enriched the photos with some select funny poses and facial expressions. Rebecca was in on the whole thing, but it was a complete surprise to poor James. “The groom had no idea what we decided to do,” said Sharilyn, “but once we started acting goofy, he played along and was laughing.”
The prank actually has historical meaning for the bride and her best friend/maid. “It was based off a photo Rebecca saw that we both decided we had to recreate,” Sharilyn explained. “This was two years before the actual wedding!” So yes, this "upstaging" of the bride was actually planned well in advance and with the bride's permission!