Some couples specifically request their pets to be a part of their big day. And other times it just happens to be a llama convention that is going down in the same hotel as your wedding venue. Ya know, casual. For better or for worse, that's exactly what happened to Alexis and Drew Kluger, who got married in South Carolina — and stayed in the same hotel as a llama convention.
Yes, you heard correctly. Llamas. The day started pretty normally: The couple's ceremony took place at the Cliffs at Mountain Park with the reception indoors at the barn onsite. However, once the cake was cut and the bubbly was toasted to the newlyweds, the guests retreated to their hotel — to party with llamas, according to ABC News.
"We had a big wedding and afterward we all went back to the hotel in Flat Rock and Drew's uncle Jeff got us a party room," Alexis explained. "He got a bunch of liquor and food and music. Someone came in and said, 'There's llamas outside,' so we went out to the lobby and there were a ton people with like eight llamas in the lobby. We were both a little tipsy at this point and just didn't know what to think." So they did what any bride and groom who were on a wedding-high would do: took pics with the llamas!
Of course, they weren't the only ones. Their wedding guests and bridal party followed suit — and enjoyed an impromptu petting zoo as part of their wedding after party."We crashed the llama party, the llamas did not crash our party," the bride joked. "They were totally into it. They were like, 'Come hang out with us.' We all decided to go play with the llamas because they had music going all night and they were partying all night with their llamas." And the result, thanks to the groom's cousin posting the animal shenanigans on Reddit, was one for the books.
All jokes aside, the couple had truly beautiful photos (by photographer Jason Hales), but the llamas really stole the show. "The llama people were just super friendly," said Drew. "If it wasn't for them inviting us to come hang out with them, those pictures and the most memorable night ever would never have happened." An after party to remember, that is for sure.
Unlike a wedding day which happens but just once in a lifetime, The Southern States Llama Association convention happens every year — which is very exciting for the newlyweds, who are already planning to return to the hotel to meet up with their new Andromeda friends. Talk about a pretty sweet anniversary tradition!