We all get hungry from time to time. We fancy a little nibble or snack. However, there is one rule when you’re hungry: don’t crash a wedding! Right? Or does no-one else have that rule? You should. Because, no matter how many free canapes you’re after, you could ruin someone’s special day. This deer broke that golden rule but ended up making the wedding even more special.
Morgan and Luke got married on the wonderful Felt Estate in Saugatuck, Michigan. Their photographer for the day collared them for some “golden hour” photos in the natural environment, but soon it got a little bit too natural…
“We walked over this hill and made it to a field where we saw just over a wooden fence was a deer,” said photographer Laurenda Marie Bennett. “As soon as we arrived, the deer looked up and just casually walked over to the bride and groom.”
He looked friendly at first, but then he succumbed to his stomach rumbles, and went for a nibble of the bouquet!
“[He] started reaching his neck over and grabbing flowers from her bouquet and just chewing away,” Laurenda explained. “Then he steps over the fence so he’s standing in front of them, and he’s just hanging out eating her bouquet.”
“We were all kind of giggling and looking at each other like, ‘What’s going on? What should we do?’” she said. “Morgan’s expressions were priceless — they just kind of made the photos.”
But, it turns out that this specific deer has pulled stunts like this before! He is a minor celebrity in the area. Eventually, the bride gave him her bouquet and borrowed a bridesmaid’s for the bouquet toss.
“Never in a million years did I think I’d run into him, especially when photographing a wedding,” Bennett said. “I felt like it was meant to be.”
This deer made the wedding photos extra special in the end! Let us know what you think of this story in the comments, and share with your family and friends.
Images courtesy of Laurenda Marie Bennett.