Jon Bon Jovi is unexpected guest at Ramsbottom couple's wedding

OBLIGING Jon Bon Jovi with Lise and John Burton

OBLIGING Jon Bon Jovi with Lise and John Burton

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AN American rock superstar was a “surprise guest” at the wedding of a Ramsbottom couple.

Lise and John Burton were in Las Vegas to tie the knot at Graceland Wedding Chapel, when they caught a glimpse of Jon Bon Jovi and thought it must have been a tribute act.

Lise, of Grants Lane, said: “We were nervous as anything, like anyone who is getting married, and we thought that was either Jon Bon Jovi or a brilliant lookalike.

“We asked him ‘are you Jon Bon Jovi?’ and he said yes, and we asked if we could have a picture with him.”

The 51-year-old star was in the area as his group Bon Jovi were playing at the nearby MGM Grand that night as part of their world tour.

He was at the chapel because Branka Delic, an Australian Bon Jovi superfan, had persuaded him to walk her down the aisle on her big day.

Bon Jovi tied the knot with his high school sweetheart at the very same chapel 24 years ago, and Lise and John were set to take their vows 10 minutes before the superfan.

Lise said: “He was really nice, asking where we were from and what we were doing in Vegas.

“We are both fans. I have seen him perform before about 10 years ago. He is one of those people that everybody knows. We are not massive fans, but we were in awe.”

Lise, aged 35, and John, aged 45, both from Leeds, knew each other from childhood but only got together two years ago, after getting back in touch through Facebook.

The couple recently had a son Ted, who is six months old, in addition to their other children Leo, aged five, and Emily, aged 18.

None of the couple’s family travelled with them to America, but the ceremony was recorded on DVD, and Lise says they always had their heart set on Vegas for their wedding.

She added: “I have always wanted to go and get married there. We are both party people occasionally when the children allow it.

“It is just one of those places that everybody wonders what it is like, and it was amazing.”

The trip was originally in doubt just days before they set off, after Lise’s mother June, who was due to look after the children, broke her arm.

However John’s daughter Emily stepped in to save the day so the couple could have their special day in Vegas on October 12.

Lise added: “It was an amazing day and we were still in shock for the rest of the evening. It is one of those experiences you will never forget.”

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4:49pm Fri 25 Oct 13

Mr. Marcus says...

Was Jon Bon Jovi in Ramsbottom? Of course not.
Cheap publicity for a couple when were married in Las Vegas.
Who cares? Millions of people get married in Las Vegas on the cheap every year.
Was Jon Bon Jovi in Ramsbottom? Of course not. Cheap publicity for a couple when were married in Las Vegas. Who cares? Millions of people get married in Las Vegas on the cheap every year. Mr. Marcus
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12:07am Sat 26 Oct 13

Babbar Divino says...

Mr. Marcus wrote:
Was Jon Bon Jovi in Ramsbottom? Of course not.
Cheap publicity for a couple when were married in Las Vegas.
Who cares? Millions of people get married in Las Vegas on the cheap every year.
Yes correct, the article clearly says that Bon Jovi was in Las Vegas.

As for "cheap publicity" I don't recall there any mention of any companies, products that this couple were linked to?

Whilst it may be cheap to get married in Las Vegas if you actually live in the area I think, notwithstanding having to pay for wedding guests and combining the wedding and honeymoon, the cost of actually getting there and accommodation is not cheap. I suggest a cheap wedding is eloping to Gretna Green.

As for who cares I personally think this article is more interesting than the false widow spider sighting in Walmsley and the subsequent don't panic article by Crocodile Dundee :)

In general why did you bother commenting on this at all?
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Marcus[/bold] wrote: Was Jon Bon Jovi in Ramsbottom? Of course not. Cheap publicity for a couple when were married in Las Vegas. Who cares? Millions of people get married in Las Vegas on the cheap every year.[/p][/quote]Yes correct, the article clearly says that Bon Jovi was in Las Vegas. As for "cheap publicity" I don't recall there any mention of any companies, products that this couple were linked to? Whilst it may be cheap to get married in Las Vegas if you actually live in the area I think, notwithstanding having to pay for wedding guests and combining the wedding and honeymoon, the cost of actually getting there and accommodation is not cheap. I suggest a cheap wedding is eloping to Gretna Green. As for who cares I personally think this article is more interesting than the false widow spider sighting in Walmsley and the subsequent don't panic article by Crocodile Dundee :) In general why did you bother commenting on this at all? Babbar Divino
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1:10pm Sat 26 Oct 13

carlchrystan says...

So...this is an article about some people from Leeds, who meet Jon Bon Jovi in Las Vegas...and this is in the Bury Times? Is this one of the journalist's mates, or something?
So...this is an article about some people from Leeds, who meet Jon Bon Jovi in Las Vegas...and this is in the Bury Times? Is this one of the journalist's mates, or something? carlchrystan
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11:59am Sun 27 Oct 13

xBuryGirlx says...

Babbar Divino wrote:
Mr. Marcus wrote: Was Jon Bon Jovi in Ramsbottom? Of course not. Cheap publicity for a couple when were married in Las Vegas. Who cares? Millions of people get married in Las Vegas on the cheap every year.
Yes correct, the article clearly says that Bon Jovi was in Las Vegas. As for "cheap publicity" I don't recall there any mention of any companies, products that this couple were linked to? Whilst it may be cheap to get married in Las Vegas if you actually live in the area I think, notwithstanding having to pay for wedding guests and combining the wedding and honeymoon, the cost of actually getting there and accommodation is not cheap. I suggest a cheap wedding is eloping to Gretna Green. As for who cares I personally think this article is more interesting than the false widow spider sighting in Walmsley and the subsequent don't panic article by Crocodile Dundee :) In general why did you bother commenting on this at all?
If he was to read that a homeless man from Bury had picked up a lotto ticket and scooped the jackpot he'd still whinge. Leave him to it!
[quote][p][bold]Babbar Divino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Marcus[/bold] wrote: Was Jon Bon Jovi in Ramsbottom? Of course not. Cheap publicity for a couple when were married in Las Vegas. Who cares? Millions of people get married in Las Vegas on the cheap every year.[/p][/quote]Yes correct, the article clearly says that Bon Jovi was in Las Vegas. As for "cheap publicity" I don't recall there any mention of any companies, products that this couple were linked to? Whilst it may be cheap to get married in Las Vegas if you actually live in the area I think, notwithstanding having to pay for wedding guests and combining the wedding and honeymoon, the cost of actually getting there and accommodation is not cheap. I suggest a cheap wedding is eloping to Gretna Green. As for who cares I personally think this article is more interesting than the false widow spider sighting in Walmsley and the subsequent don't panic article by Crocodile Dundee :) In general why did you bother commenting on this at all?[/p][/quote]If he was to read that a homeless man from Bury had picked up a lotto ticket and scooped the jackpot he'd still whinge. Leave him to it! xBuryGirlx
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