New Jersey newlyweds got an unexpected gift at their wedding reception: a performance by Taylor Swift.
The superstar played a stripped down version of her song ‘Blank Space’ at Max Singer and Kenya Smith’s reception in Long Beach, California, on Saturday as amazed guests looked on and sang along.
Swift agreed to attend after getting a letter in April from the groom’s sister.
She wrote about how her brother was a huge fan and how he and their ailing mother had danced to Swift’s song after the newlyweds were married in a hospital room.
Singer’s mother died shortly thereafter.
Swift had contacted Singer’s sister and they planned the surprise visit.
Swift also presented the couple a special card that stated: “So It’s Gonna Be Forever,” a lyric from ‘Blank Space’.
“Alright, I wanna talk about the fact that when I wrote this song I never in my life imagined I would be asked to play it at a wedding,” Swift told the crowd of the song, which is about Swift’s reputation for being a serial dater.
The 26-year-old singer, who recently split with her boyfriend of over a year, DJ Calvin Harris, also joked about her newly single status in an Instagram post.
‘Third wheel,’ she captioned a photo of herself posing with the bride and groom.
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“When I wrote this song, I never thought I would be asked to play it at a wedding.” pic.twitter.com/F2n7nBeLCS
— Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftPR) June 5, 2016