A Winnipeg couple got the surprise of a lifetime when none other than Paul McCartney came riding through their wedding photos.
Laurie Dixon of MADIX Photography was snapping pictures of Jen Roscoe and Steve Gregg on Saturday afternoon on Waterfront Drive when the former Beatle, along with his bodyguards, came cycling by.
The couple shook hands with the rock legend and posed for photos before he carried on.
Gregg told 680 CJOB that the wedding party had a bit of a shock upon seeing the music icon biking by.
“This guy drives by on a bike and says ‘congratulations’, and we sort of do a double-take… that was Paul McCartney,” said Gregg.
“We realized he’s at a dead end and he’s got to come back our way, so Jennifer and I went over and walked up to him. He was very gracious and we asked him if he’d be in a photo, he said certainly, and that was about it.
“He congratulated us, shook our hands, and he was on his way.”
The close encounter didn’t, however, inspire any of McCartney’s music getting airtime on the couple’s wedding playlist.
“We didn’t have any Beatles, like we requested,” said Gregg. “It was a long-running joke by my now-wife and I. No Beatles and no Eagles.
“This whole thing has been a lot of media attention for something that wasn’t even the best part of my day. “
McCartney performed in front a packed house at Bell MTS Place on Friday night.
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