Let's get real: Animals are freakin' awesome, so naturally many of you have found ways to include those furry loved ones in your wedding. They make great ring bearers, exotic backgrounds, cute and/or possibly dangerous props. Even if your pet isn't present, they can still be there in spirit. This one is dedicated to our furry friends…
Shondelyn and Tyler got married at an aquarium, which had a penguin come out during cocktail hour and their guests got to look at her and ask questions about the wildlife.
Here are Kate and Steve with the loves of their lives: their cat, Stella and two beagles, Hudson and Riley. Kate and Steve actually recruited Stella, Hudson, and Riley to create their save the dates, and featured them on their cake…
Although Stella, Hudson, and Riley could not attend the actual wedding, Kate and Steve repped them with their cake toppers.
Rachel and Brandon got married at the Serengeti Resort in Bergheim, TX. The resort gave them a golf cart and encouraged them to explore the safari space to take pictures with the animals. This photo was taken before Karl the Camel made a love-nibble on Brandon's suit collar. Precious.
And the coolest “animal” of them all, Animal the Muppet, made an appearance at Remy's wedding. Apparently, he mysteriously shows up to every party that this bride attends. So, as expected, he showed up to her wedding. He even dressed up for the occasion!
Megan and Rusty are a couple of kissing kangaroos who got married at the Kansas City Zoo.
Norah and Jerry enlisted their dog Tater to be their ring bearer. It looks like he accepted his mission with pleasure.
I'll let the bride Nicole explain this pic: “Before the wedding, I kept thinking that it would be really cool if I got to hold a snake for some of our wedding photos. But I didn't actually expect it to happen.
By complete coincidence, we walked past a ‘meet the animal' showing with this snake, and the extremely accommodating zoo employees hooked us up. Kyle has a thing for reptiles, so this totally made my day (y'know, on top of the whole getting married thing).”
Hey, photographers! I love you and do my best to attribute all Monday Montage photos, but sometimes brides don't include your info when they submit photos. If I've featured your work but it isn't properly credited, email me!