for a wedding she was invited to and realized she was the bride, UK Mirror.
While the bride is usually responsible for the majority of a wedding’s
organisation, on this occasion, Mercedes Ortiz was kept completely in
Her husband, Gustavo, managed to arrange the ceremony at the church in Argentina, without his wife suspecting a thing.
And her incredible reaction was caught on camera as dozens of her friends helped surprise her.
An almost nine-minute long film of her entrance, caught by a friend,
shows how staff at the church in the city opened the massive wooden
doors to the church and people start applauding.
Mercedes appears momentarily stunned before it appears someone tells her she has, in fact, arrived at her own wedding.
She had been told she was going to a friend’s ceremony.
But she then breaks down into tears as she realises what her soon-to-be husband has done.
Every time she composes herself, as her friends manage to put a veil on
her head, she breaks down into tears as she spots another old friend.
At one stage, she spots what are thought to be her three children with Gustavo; Gaspar, 13, Gianni, 10, and four-year-old Gala.
It takes her a number of minutes to make her way down the aisle with her father as she stops to greet guests.
But she eventually gets to the altar where she gives Gustavo a kiss.
Later that night, while the couple danced, she told him: “I can’t believe you did this, you’re crazy.”
The childhood sweethearts have been together for 30 years before Gustavo
made Mercedes an honest woman, according to Argentinian site tn.com .
He is said to have come up with the idea five years ago and spoke to a
father at the Sacred Heart of Barracas Church who agreed to the plan.