When a Canadian bride and groom were tying the knot, they decided that someone's nephew or little cousin just wasn't unique enough to take on their ring bearing duties and instead choose to recruit a trained owl to serve as their ring bearer. A dream detail for any Harry Potter fan, right? Well, actually not so much... Instead, that winged member of their wedding party ended up bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'wedding crasher.'
Whether a bride has always dreamed of walking down the aisle, being led by her childhood dog or groom knows no better best man than man's best friend, tons of couples are including their furriest of friends in their wedding ceremonies, nowadays. We've seen everything from puppies in miniature bow ties, kitties with their own flower crowns, and even horses pulling fairytale-worthy carriages, and we can't help but smile at all of the wet noses and wagging tail cuteness these furry wedding guests bring to the whole affair. But the thing about having animals at your wedding is that they're, well, animals, prone to getting frightened, distracted, or just plain bored.
No matter how much you painstakingly plan, animals tend to be a little unpredictable and are sometimes prone to hilarious — and mildly-horrifying — wedding bloopers (just like humans, now that we think about it...). That's just what happened at a recent Canadian wedding ceremony where a ring bearer owl made a not-so-graceful landing — straight into a glass window.
The plan apparently was that the owl, Max, was to fly from the arm of his trainer and to the bride and groom, to complete his ring bearing duties. But apparently, the winged creature smelled sweet, sweet freedom and instead decided to go rogue, taking off for a nearby window that the poor thing didn't realize was actually closed. In what basically could've been a commercial spot for Windex, Max took off and crashed head-on into the glass — ending his majestic flight with a terrifying thud. The drawn-out "Ohhh's," from the wedding guests as Max fell straight to the floor are what really make the whole thing uber-cringe-worthy. (Besides the unconscious owl lying on the floor in the middle of a wedding, of course...)
But, have no fear. According to Time, good old Max supposedly survived the crash and will live to fly another day. He'll probably not get invited to anymore weddings though...