Photo: Britany Maack LeManna via Instagram
The major pluses of having a celebrity maid of honor? The designer duds they could no doubt outfit the entire wedding party in, a gone-viral wedding video, and of course, the hunky male celeb she just might invite as her plus-one! The downside? She might bring a trail of paparazzi to the wedding reception. Oh well, the more wedding photographers the better, right? By now, we've all seen Taylor Swift's perfect performance as maid-of-honor at her best friend Britany Maack's wedding and heard her Grammy-worthy wedding toast. But, as it turns out, there were parts of that Pennsylvania wedding that even we didn't see. Someone who did? The Vogue reporter Taylor Swift brought along for the ride!
The "Shake It Off" singer returned to her childhood home with a reporter in tow for the nuptials of her BFF back in February. Swift, who has known the bride since they were 10 days old according to Vogue, was an obvious choice for the role of lead bridesmaid. After seeing the photos of Swift and Maack, both decked out in Reem Acra and watching the video of her tearing-jerking speech, we thought we knew all there was to know about the sweet, hometown "I do's." But Vogue pulled back the veil on the nuptials with some surprising T. Swift tidbits. Like, did you know that the MOH used to have a crush on the groom?! Yup, the pop superstar was once infatuated with the kindergarten-aged groom back in the day, when he was "that kid who sat next to me in class with the bowl cut and the Lego lunch box," she admitted.
Another wedding day fun fact? Amongst the churchgoers in the chapel where the bride and groom said their "I do's" were the very nuns that taught Swift's kindergarten class. (Yes, really.) Gotta love small towns!
And just how did those hometown wedding guests react to the oh-so-famous maid-of-honor? Thankfully, just like she was any other bridesmaid. The newlyweds smartly enacted a no-phones rule at their ceremony and reception, which meant no T.Swift selfies were being snapped as she performed her bridesmaid duties — straightening the bride's train, high-fiving the other members of the bridal party, and fawning over her just-wedded friends. And of course she had them all laughing, crying, then laughing again with her now-highly-viewed maid-of-honor speech.
In fact you probably wouldn't even think the wedding's head bridesmaid was red carpet royalty, except of course for the Vogue reporter tailing her, who did manage to ask Swift the important question of the night (besides the whole, "Do you take this man..." thing, of course) — whether this whole white dress and tiered cake affair makes the singer think of tying the knot with her beau-of-the-moment, Calvin Harris. "I'm just taking things as they come," Swift shared. "I'm in a magical relationship right now and of course I want it to be ours, and low-key... This is the one thing that's been mine about my personal life."
Uh-oh, do we smell another secret celebrity wedding on the horizon?