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Jeff Goldblum serenades Brooklyn couple on their wedding day! Plus that classic Jurassic Park wedding photo

Published Tuesday, Jul. 13th, 2021

Cover image: Goldblum with Sabrina & Brian Cartan, Credit Justin McCallum Photography @justinmccallumphoto

Jeff Goldblum is our favorite uninvited wedding guest


Jeff Goldblum has done it again… and by it we mean bring inexpressible delight to a couple of nearly-weds on their wedding day. 


This week, while riding a carousel in her wedding dress during a pre-ceremony photoshoot in a Brooklyn park, bride-to-be Sabrina Cartan noticed Goldblum in the distance. 


Without a moment’s hesitation, she shouted his name across the park. (Honestly, who wouldn’t? It’s Jeff freakin’ Goldblum.)


Not only did Goldblum walk over to say hello, he posed for a few classy photos with the couple (Sabrina and soon-to-be husband Brian), and then literally SERENADED them with a moving, spontaneous rendition of ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ from Fiddler On the Roof (in honor of their Jewish wedding). 


Sabrina and Brian say their photographer and videographer caught it all, which is just another reason to make sure you have the right people behind the cameras at your event! 


Get the full scoop on this pre-ceremony serenade in Gwen Ihnat’s article for the AV Club





Sunrise, Sunset...

We don’t know which lines of ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ Goldblum sang, but we hope it was these:


“Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears


What words of wisdom can I give them?
How can I help to ease their way?


Now they must learn from one another
Day by day


They look so natural together


Just like two newlyweds should be


Is there a canopy in store for me?


Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears.”




Bringing back BIG wedding memories!

This sweet story reminds us of the last time Goldblum made a big wedding day impression… that iconic Jurassic Park wedding photo! 



Image is a photograph of a wedding party outdoors, running from a T-Rex dinosaur, laughing and smiling and looking back as they run

Credit: Adam Biesenthal Photography


Goldblum attended a Toronto wedding as the guest of his now-wife Emilie Livingston back in 2014, and helped the wedding party narrowly escape a T-Rex attack during an epic post-ceremony photoshoot. 


We’d just like to point out that if anyone can make a bigger impression than a T-Rex, it’s Jeff Goldblum. 



Did you know? 

Goldblum married his wife Emilie during an intimate, private ceremony in 2014. They asked their couples therapist, Dr. Lawanda Katzman, PhD, to officiate. 


On The Late Show with James Corden in 2016, Goldblum talked about Katzman’s special role as their officiant, explaining that she was ordained online in order to perform the wedding.


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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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