Surprise: Bride didn’t know she was getting married — until she showed up at her wedding

Colleen Lippert thought she was attending a retirement party. She didn’t know that she was showing up for her own wedding.

Her boyfriend, Shawn, surprised the Ontario native with a 200-guest wedding — the culmination of a yearlong secret he called “Operation White Cake.”

The shocked bride says she was “overwhelmed and overjoyed” by the surprise nuptials.


Over the course of a year, Shawn carefully extracted details from Colleen, grilling her on her hypothetical dream wedding. He then planned a surprise affair filled with her ideas.


The location, bridal party and even centerpieces were all chosen by Colleen — without her knowing it.

"He did a wonderful job, it was perfect," Colleen told CBC’s Connect with Mark Kelley. "I didn't even have to think about it. I just had to be a part of it and go with the flow."

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