A bride and groom had a loud and unforgettable surprise during their special moment in Donegal last weekend.

Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Olivia Stern celebrated their wedding reception at Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal last weekend. As Brian is a US Navy man, there was already a military presence among the attendees, but no one expected a complete takeover during the first dance.

As the wedding band played Irish Heartbeat by Van Morrison for the Sterns, there was another band waiting in the wings to invade the room.

The 28th Infantry Battallion Irish Army Pipe Band from Donegal promptly entered a side door and amazed the crowd as they performed for the couple and their loved ones.

Bride Olivia was visibly shocked and surprised by the performance but the couple clearly loved the unique musical gift.

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