Groom surprises bride and shows up to wedding dressed as clown

Sonia de la Cruz Chocca with William Rojas Tojar 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A groom surprised his bride and wedding party guests by showing up as a clown.

However, he was not alone. The groom asked his co-workers to join him in dressing like clowns and they agreed.

The groom, William Rojas Tojar of Peru, works as a street performer who goes by the name of “Chupetin.”

He decided to wear his work gear when he finally tied the knot with his partner of ten years, Sonia de la Cruz Chocca.

The groom was wearing a black suit with big black shoes, and his face was painted in classic white clown makeup around the eyes and mouth and black on the lips along with a red nose.

The bride was wearing a traditional white dress to the ceremony that took place at the Mary Immaculate Church in the city of Huancayo.

When the couple left the altar, they passed under a bridge of balloon swords made by the groom’s fellow street performers.

“As a person, as a professional, as a clown, I wanted to be an example that there is no place for prejudice,” he said.

William has been working as a street artist for the past 16 years.