04/14/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET
Taylor Swift isn’t just BFFs with everyone in young Hollywood: She also shares the love with regular fans, as one bride-to-be learned when the superstar attended her shower.
Gena Gabrielle spent Saturday night Tweeting about Swift’s Saturday Night Live cameo. The next day, she gleefully shared photos of her idol surprising her at her bridal shower in Columbus, Ohio.
“Apparently they told Taylor she didn’t have time and she said no I’m going to ohio I can’t make the wedding & I promised her,” Gabrielle Tweeted on Sunday, later adding, “The driver told my dad she planned the trip at 1am & said ‘I need to be there and I need to be on time’ so blessed to have her in my life.”
So what made Gabrielle stand out from legions of loyal Swifties?
The Today Show reports the two have met during multiple fan meet-and-greets. Gabrielle’s Twitter background picture even includes photos of her posing with a much younger Swift.
Despite reports that Swift crashed the party – a throwback to rumors of her getting kicked out of a Kennedy wedding in 2012 – Gabrielle said the pop singer received an invitation. And she came bearing gifts, including Le Creuset kitchen supplies and a Barefoot Contessa cookbook.
Check out Gabrielle’s pictures with Swift below.
Taylor left! But today was amazing! Thank you for making today even more special. pic.twitter.com/J7voNcHdtH
Gena Gabrielle (@GenaGabrielle) April 13, 2014