A newlywed couple posed for their wedding portraits when they got a surprising appearance from a hungry deer who — who couldn't resist nibbling the bride's bouquet.
Laurenda Bennett, a self-taught photographer based in Michigan, captured the unforgettable moment while shooting Pictures of the bride Morgan and her groom Luke in a field on the same ground where their ceremony and reception were held.
& # 39; It was very cloudy that day and we didn't have a really golden hour, but what happened instead trumped that beautiful light we were hoping for & # 39 ;, she said Bored Panda of the deer's appearance in the whimsical forest portraits.
Magic moment! Morgan and Luke posed for their wedding photos when a deer approached them and began to eat her bouquet
Great: photographer Laurenda Bennett captured the moment as she took pictures of the bride and groom in a field on the grounds where their ceremony and reception were being held
Nothing to fear: Laurenda said they saw a deer grazing behind a small white fence when they reached the field, but instead of running away, he walked straight toward them
The photographer said they saw a goat grazing behind a small white fence when they reached the field.
Instead of running away, he walked straight to Morgan and Luke and began to eat her bouquet made by Melissa of Melissa Anne Floral Co.
& # 39; He was very interested in Morgan's bouquet, & # 39; Laurenda explained. & # 39; He pulled out roses one by one. & # 39;
Photos show the surprise of Morgan and Luke's faces as they watched the deer lean over the fence and her flowers begin to eat.
Unique portraits: photos show the look of surprise on the faces of Morgan and Luke as they watched the deer lean over the fence
By: The friendly deer walked over a break in the fence to get closer to the couple
So sweet: the bride and groom held hands while the deer nibbled her bouquet
Even better: the day was cloudy and while hoping for golden hour photos, Laurenda said: & what happened instead, that beautiful light trumped & # 39;
They couldn't help laughing, but when she pulled the bouquet away and the deer walked over the fence to keep eating.
& # 39; Morgan and Luke raised the bouquet a few times and he would jump for it, & # 39; Laurenda explained. & # 39; I'm standing right in front of them, instinctively. & # 39;
In a fairytale photo the newlyweds share a romantic kiss while the deer stings at the bouquet that is still in her hand.
Laurenda said that Morgan eventually gave up and dropped the flowers on the floor so that the deer could enjoy them.
So happy: the bride had a bright smile on her face as she tried to keep her bouquet up in the air, out of the deer's eye line
Like Snow White! The curious deer even let Morgan and Luke pet him, which made for a stunning photo
Obsessed: Laurenda said the deer & # 39; was very interested in Morgan & # 39; s bouquet.
Doing tricks: when they lifted the bouquet, the deer would jump up to get it
Loving it: the newlyweds couldn't help but laugh at their surprising wedding guest
& # 39; We walked about 15 minutes to finish our portraits, and when we came back, the deer was gone, but there was still a white rose intact, & # 39; she remembered. & # 39; Morgan joked that it was just like the last rose of The Bachelor. & # 39;
Laurenda, who has worked as a photographer for five years, said that nothing in her career was close to & # 39; being as cool as this moment was & # 39 ;.
She has proudly shared the photos on her Laurenda Marie Photography Facebook page, write: & # 39; Deer: 1 Bouquet: 0 If the field where you want to make wedding couple portraits has a candid deer … you roll with it until the deer decides that the bouquet looks like a good snack. Morgan & Luke, you rock. & # 39;
The stunning images were shared more than 108,000 times and received more than 15,000 comments, many of which spoke about the beauty of the unique portraits.
Beautiful: in a fairytale photo the newlyweds share a romantic kiss while the deer stings at the bouquet that is still in her hand
Beautiful flowers: Morgan & # 39; s bouquet is made by Melissa from Melissa Anne Floral Co.
You win! Laurenda said that Morgan eventually gave up and dropped the flowers on the floor so that the deer could enjoy them
Viral: Laurenda has proudly shared the photos on her Laurenda Marie Photography Facebook page, where they have been shared more than 108,000 times and received 15,000 responses
& # 39; Such beautiful souls to roll with nature that way! You cannot come up with this; the best shoot I have ever seen !! & # 39; a woman wrote.
& # 39; She just has to accept that she is a beautiful Disney princess! Great photo & # 39; s, & # 39; someone else added.
Laurenda told Bored Panda that her motto is work and life & look up and live in the moment, which is exactly what Morgan and Luke did on their wedding day.
& # 39; We are grateful to share such a unique circumstance with the world & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; All positive comments and feedback have been humiliating. & # 39;
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