Ian McKellen made headlines over the weekend when he officiated the wedding of pal Patrick Stewart and girlfriend Sunny Ozell. While we have no doubt that Ian made a fine officiant, he isn’t the only star who has gotten ordained for a pal. Many stars have played the important role of wedding officiant, including Emma Stone, Jason Segel, and Victor Garber, who presided over Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s marriage ceremony. Plenty of other famous faces have helped friends and even strangers tie the knot. Click through to see all the celebrity wedding officiants!
1. Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien marked the first anniversary of Conan on TBS by officiating an on-air wedding ceremony for the show’s costume designer, Scott Cronick, and his partner, David Gorshein, in November 2011.
2. Sir Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen officiated the wedding of his pal Patrick Stewart to girlfriend Sunny Ozell. Patrick announced the news on Twitter, and Ian followed up on Facebook with a photo of himself with his officiant papers and a “Minister” t-shirt. He wrote, “I did my part.”
3. Benedict Cumberbatch
In July 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch (seen seated at left) officiated the marriage of friends Seth Cummings and Rob Rinder in Ibiza.
4. Victor Garber
Jennifer Garner’s TV dad and Alias costar Victor Garber officiated her June 2005 ceremony with Ben Affleck in Turks and Caicos. And that’s not the only tie he has to Ben and Jen. Victor is also godfather to their oldest daughter, Violet.
5. Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher presided over a March 2012 same-sex marriage ceremony in NYC after the couple won her officiating services through a contest on her Facebook page.
6. Emma Stone
After introducing her publicist, Holly Shakoor, to her Zombieland director, Ruben Fleischer, Emma Stone played the role of their wedding officiant for the November 2012 nuptials at Twin Peaks Ranch in Ojai, CA.
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