By GINGER KOZLOWSKI, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — As if getting married doesn't make one's day exciting enough, imagine having a superstar singer drop in for a photo on that special day.
That's what happened last Saturday, Aug. 13, when Chelsey Gaudet and Ryan Parks were getting ready for pre-wedding photos at the Mount Washington Hotel and Resort.
Parks' best man, Joe Rando, said Justin Timberlake, pop singer, songwriter, actor and record producer, was spotted as he led the groomsmen out along the back deck of the hotel.
"I noticed him, and told Dennis (Gaudet, father of the bride) he IS here, sitting right there."
At some point, while Parks was waiting for his bride-to-be, Timberlake was asked if he would mind coming over for a photo.
"I turned around and he was right there, right after Chelsey had come out," said Rando. I was starstruck a little bit."
Timberlake was in New Hampshire for another wedding in Jackson, and had stayed and played golf at the resort.
"In video, you can see him come up, he shook hands, gave Chelsey a hug," said Rando. "He stood there, let us all take photos, wished them best of luck and then he was off."
It wasn't long before the news of the wedding crasher sped around the world, thanks to social media and TMZ. A video taken of the moment was shown on both TMZ and ABC's Good Morning America on Monday.
Chelsey Gaudet is an agency principal of Allstate in Tilton, and the oldest daughter of Dennis and Carolyn Gaudet of AutoServ. Parks is an AutoServ sales manager, and the couple resides in Concord. The newlyweds are in Cabo San Lucas now for honeymoon, no doubt still amazed at the turn of events on their special day.