This Animal-Loving Couple Got Married in Front of Over 1000 Cats

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Most people dream of getting married surrounded by their closest family and friends — and then some dream of getting married in front of thousands of cats. Taking the term "cat-lover" to a new level, a Canadian couple traveled to California to declare their love for each other ...and cats. To do so, the two were married in front of more than 1100 felines at the Cat House in Southern California. Cue the sneezing.

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Dominic Husson and Louise Veronneau first met in Quebec three years ago, and quickly bonded over their love of animals. Veronneau explained, "I saw that we were sharing the same values. These are values, these are the basics of our relationship and our love for animals and beings," reports the United Press International. In 2012, the animal lovers visited the Cat House on Kings, the largest cage-free, no-kill kitten sanctuary in North America, and soon after decided to get married there. How's that for a quick venue search?

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"I fell in love. I feel in love with the work Lynea and her team is doing for the cats and the rescuing," said Veronneau.

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The Cat House's founder, Lynea, Lattanzio, officiated the wedding, sharing that she was uncertain about being a part of the ceremony. "When I was first asked to do it, I said no I didn't want to do it," she said. "I was afraid I would make a mess and screw it up — you know, forget my lines." Regardless of what she ended up saying, we're hoping she included, "you 'meow' kiss the bride," because it would just be too punny.

As for the cats, they were pretty relaxed and better-than-your-average wedding guests. Lattanzio noted that the shelter cats are around people often, so being the adoring audience during the ceremony wasn't anything new. And while we're at it, we're just going out on a limb here to assume that they didn't serve cucumbers as their wedding favors.

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Regardless of their taste in feline wedding guests, it's clear the couple is very passionate about their love story and each other. Husson added, "We are both animal lovers and it was easy. She is a great person, that is why I married her."

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Now the real question is, where are they headed for their honeymoon? Perhaps Africa — we do hear that they have pretty big cats there!

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