Entertainment Music Country Crash Their Party: Luke Bryan Surprises Georgia Wedding While Filming 'Idol' Nearby American Idol Judge Luke Bryan took a break from taping the show over the weekend in Savannah, Georgia, to crash a nearby wedding reception By Polly Stramm and Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 30, 2017 02:24 PM Share Tweet Pin Email https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAmericanIdol%2Fvideos%2F10159680827525601%2F&show_text=0&width=560 American Idol judge Luke Bryan took a break from taping the show over the weekend in Savannah, Georgia, to bring some fun to a nearby wedding reception — by crashing their party. In a video of the special surprise shared by Idol, Bryan explained, “We just did a day of auditions and we found out that like, two minutes away, there’s a real, live wedding happening.” “We heard that they’re big fans of mine so we’re going to go have some fun and crash a real wedding, real quick,” said Bryan. Bryan, 41, was met with cheers when he entered the reception at the Charles Morris Center in downtown Savannah’s historic district as guests danced to one of his songs. He popped some champagne before dancing along with the bride, groom and guests to another one of his hit tunes, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” Bride McKenna Neidlinger Lipski told PEOPLE she and her groom, Austin Lipski, were completely surprised when Bryan and a camera crew walked into their wedding. “I couldn’t believe it,” recalled McKenna, a huge Bryan fan who has seen him twice in concert. The newlyweds learned later how it all went down. “The American Idol producers called the venue manager and asked it it would be ok for Luke to crash our wedding reception,” explained McKenna. “The venue manager had to contact my mom to make sure we would be ok with it.” McKenna’s mom said, “absolutely,” and kept the secret until Bryan walked through the door. RELATED VIDEO: New Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Talk American Idol Reboot Bryan also graciously posed for photos and joked with the couple about scheduling their wedding on the day of the hotly contested University of Georgia/University of Florida football game — which the former won. The country star and fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie have been filming the series’ reboot for at least the past month. It will premiere on ABC in 2018.