A SCOTTISH entrepreneur got the surprise of a lifetime when a Hollywood actress stepped in front his lens at a wedding last week.
Actress Ashley Judd was attending a wedding at the Harburn House in West Calder when she and her Scottish husband decided to be photographed together in a ‘Blushbooth.’
The concept, which was created by twenty-four-year old Jordan Kay, allows guests at weddings to dress up in fancy dress and be photographed in hilarious poses with all of their friends and family.
Judd, who starred in movie hits Double Jeopardy and Heat, is married to the cousin of the groom. She was photographed on two separate occasions, with six snaps being taken in total.
The glamorous 44-year-old, also known for her humanitarian- work, is married to Dario Franchitti, one of the biggest names on America’s Indy Car racing circuit.
Graphic designer Jordan, who owns Blushbooth, said: “Ashley was brilliant. She was having a whale of a time and getting right into the spirit of things along with the other guests.
“She just got involved like everyone else. I even handed her a bunch of flowers and she was more than happy to stand and pose with them.
“Given that she is so famous and half of one of the most glamorous couples in showbiz, she was amazingly down to earth. Needless to say she is also extremely photogenic.”
Judd’s husband Dario Franchitti, a three times Indy Car Champion, also posed for photos with his brother Marino a fellow car racer and his wife Holly Mason, daughter of Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason.
Jordan Kay, who is from Edinburgh, added: “I’ve poured all of my time and money into developing Blushbooth. It’s been a real labour of love, so I’ve been delighted to see how well it’s gone down at events in the first couple of months.
“Everybody who has tried it has loved it and it’s fantastic to see people having such a great time with it. At each event I’ve been to there’s been a long queue of people wanting to try it out, it’s been bigger than the queue for the bar.
“I’ve never doubted this was going to be a success, but any new business faces tough challenges. So, having a glamorous Hollywood star try out Blushbooth was an unexpected, but very welcome bonus.”
Ashley Judd has starred alongside actors such as Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones in films including Heat, Double Jeopardy and High Crimes.
She and Dario are frequent visitors to Scotland, but recently put their Scottish mansion – Rednock House which is set in 79 acres of Parkland near Port of Menteith – on the market for an asking price of £3.8 million.