Best man steals limelight from newlyweds by proposing to his girlfriend at their wedding

A couple are outraged at the best man after he proposed to his girlfriend at their wedding ceremony and announced they were expecting a baby when the newlyweds were exchanging wedding vows.

The newlyweds decided to splash out on an extravagant marital ceremony after having a child together because they could finally afford a "huge blowout" bash, only for the attention to be stolen by the best man who got down on one knee when the pair were reciting their own wedding vows.

Speaking about their special day, which was ruined by their close pal, on an advisory website Dear Prudence, the bride wrote: "My husband and I started dating, got pregnant, had a child, moved in together, bought a house, and got a dog in that order.

"[We] reached a point where we could afford a huge blowout wedding to celebrate our lives with everyone we know and love.

"My husband's best friend, 'John,' was the best man/officiant.

"The setting was beautiful, everyone seemed happy, our families were overjoyed.

"My mom may have used the phrase 'hallelujah' a few dozen times.

"The entire atmosphere felt moving.

"So moving, in fact, that John stopped mid-ceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, 'Jane,'"

But the bride's special moment was not only ruined by the proposal, as the fellow couple went on to announce they were expecting a baby.

The bride continued: "[They also] reveal her pregnancy.

"I couldn't even hear the vows my husband wrote or the rest of the ceremony over the noise of Jane's happy sobs, her very surprised family who were also guests, and people seated nearby congratulating her.

"Even the videographer cut to her frequently during the ceremony, and you can't hear anything over the chatter."

"During the reception John and Jane became the primary focus of our guests.

"John even went out of his way to ask the band for a special dance for just him and Jane on the dance floor."

Although the husband had words with his friend about his timing, he thinks they will rekindle their friendship if the best man offer a cheque of $40,000 to pay for "their half" of the wedding.

She added: "My husband has joked that he'll resume his friendship when John and Jane give him a $40,000 check for 'their half of the wedding'".