When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to go smoothly—you don’t want any unexpected visitors to throw a wrench in the proceedings.
Animals, on the other hand, have their own agendas from time to time. That was the case for one couple who were amusingly “photobombed” by some local wildlife, resulting in a wedding photoshoot to remember.
Morgan and Luke, a couple from Saugatuck, Michigan, married last summer. Photographer Lurenda Marie Bennett led them outside for their shot after the ceremony.
Everything was in order—the environment was stunning, and it was the “golden hour” just before sunset… However, there was one thing they hadn’t anticipated: a wild deer!
The deer decided to check out what was going on as the pair posed near a rustic wooden fence.
“As soon as we arrived, the deer looked up and just casually walked over to the bride and groom,” Bennett told The Dodo.
The deer, on the other hand, wasn’t there to wish them well; he was looking for a feast.
The deer went directly for the bouquet of the bride… He was hungry, not because he was planning on getting married next.
Everyone laughed as the deer munched on the flower arrangement.
Many people would have shooed the deer away and gone on with their plans, but this group was amusing… I saw a chance to get some priceless candid shots.
“We were all kind of giggling and looking at each other like, ‘What’s going on? What should we do?’” Bennett added.
“Morgan’s expressions were priceless — they just kind of made the photos.”
Yes, the deer ate the bouquet—he ate so many flowers that it was unusable—and Morgan just borrowed a bridesmaid’s arrangement for the bouquet toss.
Surprisingly, the deer did not eat all of the flowers… He left one behind, which they saw as a good thing.
“When we walked back to the area where we dropped the bouquet, the deer was gone but there was one white rose still intact,” Bennett told The Dodo.
“She picked it up and joked, ‘It’s the final rose.’”