At Pattie Boyd and George Harrison’s wedding, Paul McCartney worked hard to be the best man. He sat with Harrison’s parents at dinner, posed for pictures with the couple, and took Boyd’s younger brothers under his wing. The Boyd brothers were much younger than most of the wedding guests, so McCartney took them out in search of a little fun. While he had the best of intentions, his actions resulted in an arrow falling straight into his hood.
A friend of Pattie Boyd was worried that she would fall in love with Paul McCartney
Boyd met her future husband on the set of The Beatles a hard day’s Night. She didn’t want the role at first – she was a model, not an actress – but eventually agreed to it.
When she told photographer David Bailey that she had accepted a role in The Beatle, he expected their relationship to end. He was right: Harrison asked her on a date on the first day of filming. While she initially rejects him, she later realizes that she wants to go on a date with Harrison, which leads her to break up with her boyfriend. Boyd thought he might have seen it coming, but he thought she’d fall in love with McCartney, not Harrison.
In her book, Boyd wrote, “He might have sensed what was to come.” Tonight is great. “When I told David Bailey about the movie’s job, he predicted I would fall in love with Paul McCartney and tell [her boyfriend] Eric will be left alone.”
Paul McCartney accidentally helped Pattie Boyd’s brothers shoot his car
After two years of dating, Boyd and Harrison married in a small ceremony at the Surrey registry office. Her two younger brothers, David and Beau, dropped out of school for the wedding and soon got bored of the event. When McCartney realized this, he aimed to provide a little entertainment for the boys.
Boyd wrote, “When Paul realized that David and Poe were bored, he took them outside for fun.” “In an abandoned restroom, with hundreds of fan letters waiting for Mrs. Harrison’s attention, they found George’s bow and arrows. Paul showed the boys how to use it.”
While it was a good way to distract the Boyd brothers, it’s possible that McCartney didn’t count on damaging his car during the activity.
“David pulled the string back, and Paul watched the arrow take a direct hit into the hood of his sparkling Rolls-Royce.”
The wedding wasn’t exactly what she had dreamed of
A quiet wedding wasn’t exactly what Boyd wanted. Given Harrison’s level of fame, Beatles manager Brian Epstein felt he would be the best.
“It wasn’t the wedding I dreamed of – I would have loved to get married in church, but Brian didn’t want a big fuss,” she wrote. “They all trusted him so implicitly that when he said it should be a quiet wedding at the registry office, George agreed. He also said it had to be a secret — if the press found out, it would be messy.”
While Boyd fancied herself a “big white wedding,” she was a fan of her outfit: a knee-length red dress with a matching fur coat.
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