British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad.
The Thomas CookÂ shutdown disrupted many a travel plan,Â but for one couple, it made a dream wedding come trueÂ â€“ including a surprise performance from Rock Hall of FamerÂ Rod Stewart at the ceremony.
Andy Aitchison, of Liverpool, England, and his now-wife Sharon Cook were set to get married in Las Vegas until British tour company Thomas Cook shuttered in late September, leaving 150,000 people stranded. The bride and groom were set to fly to Las Vegas with theirÂ wedding guests and nowÂ needed to change their travel plans.
Delta Air Lines flew the couple and 14 guests to Las VegasÂ for free and Caesars Palace put up the wedding party,Â Aitchison told USA TODAY.
The surprises didn’t end there.
“Gets even more incredible as @CaesarsPalace tell us there will be some surprises at our wedding and all our guests are staying,” Aitchison wroteÂ on Twitter. “Treated like royalty, do we deserve any of this? we reflect and can not believe what has happened.”
They, along with their guests, received a warm welcome from Caesar’s PalaceÂ upon their arrival.
“I’m sort of looking at our friends and family, going,Â ‘What’s going on?’ ” Sharon told the BBC.
“So @rodstewart just turned up at our wedding and sang to my wife!” Aitchison wrote.Â
“I canâ€™t believe what has happened in the last week and this has just topped it off. Thank you Rod youâ€™ve absolutely made our dream wedding you absolute legend.”
“Congratulations to the happy couple!” Stewart tweeted.
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