Hilarious moment best man trades places with the bride

A groom got the surprise of his life when he turned to take a first look at his bride on their wedding day – and found his bearded best man standing there instead.

The hilarious moment meant Brianne and David Hofmann’s wedding was definitely a memorable one, not just for their guests but for people all over the world, after the couple’s photographer, Anna Morrison, posted the ‘first look’ snap online.

The priceless images show “bride” Timmy Horton, who is a close friend of the couple’s, decked out in a wedding dress and veil to pull off the epic prank.

The groom and his best friend getting silly on the big day. Photo: Mega

It turns out it was all Timmy’s idea. After seeing his fair share of wedding gags online, he pitched the idea to Brianne, who was a tad hesitant at first.

“She was all about having a serious wedding, but I was like, ‘We gotta do it,’” Timmy told Yahoo Lifestyle.

It didn’t take long for him to convince the bride to get onboard. Then she roped the photographer into the scheme too.

“Brianne said, ‘What if we tricked David and did a fake first look?” Anna recalled to Yahoo Lifestyle, referring to the tradition of a bride debuting her look to her husband-to-be moments before walking down the aisle.

“My immediate reaction was ‘OMG YES!’” she wrote in a Facebook post that’s since gone viral. 

It was all Timmy’s idea. Photo: Mega

“Timmy is a real character, always making people laugh, lively, fun, energetic,” Anna said.

The photographer also happens to be the couple’s friend, so she brainstormed a plan to execute the prank perfectly, while the real bride waited in the wings.

Anna dug out her own wedding dress and brought it to the venue, Lord Hill Farms, for Timmy’s highly anticipated costume change.

She then captured the moment David creased in hysterical laughter after seeing his bearded pal wearing a veil and squeezed into the dress.

You can see his reaction in the video above.

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