03:41AM, Sunday 15 September 2013
A former Maidenhead school pupil's dream day was topped off as she bumped into Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt at her wedding reception.
Abi Lingwood who used to attend Newland Girls' School in Farm Road met the actor at the five star Stoke Park hotel in Stoke Poges on Friday.
The 28-year-old was having her reception after getting married to husband Daniel, 41, when they ran into Brad who is filming Second World War thriller Fury at Pinewood Studios.
She said: "My husband said to me Brad Pitt was at the bar and you have got to come with me so he dragged me across the hotel.
"I thought he was joking."
The former Furze Platt and Cippenham resident said a friend had a professional camera and asked the 49-year-old if he would pose for a photo with the newlyweds.
Abi said: "He said sure, no problem and said congratulations and I hope you have had a great day and lets have a picture.
"And he said I looked nice.
"He was really nice."
After meeting him it caused quite a frenzy among her girl friends who rushed to get a picture with Brad and catch a glimpse of the star.
She said: "The girls were going wild and mental so Brad Pitt and the people he was with went upstairs to a room for their meeting.
The BMW sales executive said it topped off her special day and they even saw him for a second time the next morning in the hotel's lobby as Brad also spent the night at Stoke Park.
Abi who also spent a few years at Redroofs Theatre School in Bath Road, said her wedding was 'amazing' and they were off to Dubai today for their honeymoon.
The Chinnor in Oxfordshire resident, said the meeting with Brad, star of the Fight Club and Moneyball has caused a stir among her friends and work colleagues.
She said: "It has gone global in BMW and has become more of a talking point than my wedding, but that is fine."
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