For the past four years, Lizzie Gatherer has loved and kept live over 40 chickens as pets and during her wedding to Ky Gatherer, she was sure to include them on her big day.
She decided to use two hens she rescued as her ring bearers. The couple have been together for 12 years so it was no shock to Ky when she included her feathery friends.
The hens, named Blossom and Clucky, wore knitted jackets the same colour as the bridesmaids dresses. Lizzie said: "People absolutely loved it, they said it was the best wedding they've ever been to."
She continued, "The whole wedding was chicken themed. During the group photos, we even handed out red latex rubber gloves for people to hold on their heads to look like chickens. It was hysterically funny."
The couple met 12 years ago when they were working for the same employer: Ky was a gardener and she was a nanny. Their love for animals was one of the things that brought them together.
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Lizzie said: "People know how much Ky and I love chickens, so when we announced we were getting married, a few joked, 'I bet you'll have them as ring bearers' – they'd no idea we actually would.'"