Jon Bon Jovi Walks Super Fan Branka Delic Down the Aisle at Las Vegas Wedding: Picture
Jon Bon Jovi took another trip down the aisle this weekend! The New Jersey-born rocker, 51, made one fan's dreams come true on Saturday, Oct. 12, when he surprised her at her Las Vegas wedding to give her away.
The bride, 34-year-old Branka Delic of Australia, is such a huge Bon Jovi fan that she chose for her nuptials the same chapel where Bon Jovi married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, back in 1989. She also started an online campaign (complete with a website and Facebook page) to get the music superstar to give her away to fiance Gonzalo "Gonzo" Cladera.
"All her life, Branka thought she would marry Bon Jovi himself. Sadly, at the age of 34 she realized this would never happen, and she accepted Gonzo's proposal instead," a statement on her website read. "She might not be marrying Bon Jovi, but the next best option is for her to walk down the same aisle he did 20 good strong years ago, so the stage has been set...The Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada."
Coincidentally (or not), Bon Jovi had a concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the very same day that Delic and Cladera planned to tie the knot. "The only problem is, there's a real chance Branka will skip out on the wedding and go to the concert instead," her website read. "Gonzo has waited 14 years for this day, and if Branka skips it, he'll have to wait another 14."
Fortunately for all involved, Gonzo's wait is over. Bon Jovi stepped up and surprised the couple by showing up at the Graceland Chapel, where the rocker (a happily married father of four) walked Delic down the aisle and posed for pictures with the shocked bride.
"Congratulations, @branksd!" he tweeted after the ceremony. "May you & Gonzalo have a lifetime of happiness, love & memories together - ALWAYS!"
"Thanks, Jon," Delic replied. "You're an amazing human being for taking the time with us. See you in Sydney."
Later, on her Facebook page, she added: "I have memories for life which I'll never forget. Such an amazing man [to] take time from his schedule to come walk this crazy Aussie down the aisle...Jon...I salute! You're everything I ever imagined, an amazing and generous being...YOU MADE MY LIFE, BABY!!"