After this picture, you’ve seen everything! Dogs in wedding pictures, cats, and even the other day, a picture of a deer catching (and eating) a bridal bouquet. It is still unknown whether the deer has already had her wedding...
Now, a new creature has been added to the list of wedding critters: the raccoon.
This resulted in a very special photo session, which the newly married couple will not forget in a hurry!
On September 14, before the real wedding in The Tulip Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Zach Levenberg and Sarah Schaaf decided to shoot some pre-wedding pictures. The photographer, Karhryn White, was all set to capture the moment of unveiling the wedding attire to each other when, to their surprise, a group of raccoons shot out of the bushes, perhaps to take a look at the brand new couple. The result: pictures that could have been taken from a fairy tale book, but without the angry mother-in-law or fairies.
“I was startled a little at first,” the photographer said to Best Life. “I live in the countryside, where raccoons are not the friendliest creatures and only appear at night.” White advised to leave the scene for what it was, so Levenberg and Schaaf walked in, but the raccoons did not intend to go the other way. Fortunately, they came in peace. “They were just curious and very friendly,” White said.
“They just walked down the path behind us. One of them even came pretty close, stood on his hind legs and gave us an inquiring look. They didn’t bother us, they just walked along happily. When we stood still, they sat down for a moment and watched at what we were doing. Once in a while, they would curiously come closer as if they wanted to know what was going on before they ran back to the group,” she said.
“After that, they just went the other way again and left us behind, pretty flabbergasted. Maybe they went looking for a new couple to study or watch” The three came to the conclusion that the raccoons had approved of the marriage and that it was certainly a good sign that the bears stopped by to say hello. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience something like this,” White said.
Schaaf put the pictures on the photo sharing site Imgur, where she is the vice president of the community and immediately they went viral. Admirers were quick to come to the conclusion that Schaaf was a real Disney Princess.
“The funny thing is, I see a lot of wedding pictures like this passing by and always wanted something like that to happen to me,” White said. This proves that dreams really do come true and fairy tales are not just in the stories, just like Walt Disney said.