Deer Crashes Wedding Shoot and Eats Bride’s Bouquet

Our wedding day is probably the biggest event in our lives, so people naturally spend a lot of time planning every little detail. Nevertheless, unexpected things can always catch us unprepared and that’s exactly what happened to one Michigan couple.

Morgan and Luke were having the wedding of their dreams on the Felt Estate, in Saugatuck, Michigan, when they went to take their “golden hour portraits” with photographer Laurenda Marie Bennet.

They walked to a nearby field to take the pictures when all of a sudden they saw a wild deer. The animal looked quite friendly and very soon it approached the couple to check out the thing that Morgan was holding in her hands.

“[He] started reaching his neck over and grabbing flowers from her bouquet and just chewing away. Then he steps over the fence so he’s standing in front of them, and he’s just hanging out eating her bouquet”, the photographer described this unusual event in an interview with The Dodo.

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Even though the deer was not the part of their initial plans, the animal made this wedding shoot so special. The photos they ended up taking were so much better than the couple ever thought they’d be.

“We were all kind of giggling and looking at each other like, ‘What’s going on? What should we do?’” Bennett said. “Morgan’s expressions were priceless — they just kind of made the photos.”

Take a look at this hilarious event in the photos and video below.