One bride got a kiss from a very special someone on her wedding day—other than the groom, that is.
Nicole Tafoya's maid of honor, her sister Mandii, surprised her with a visit from two fluffy llamas during her pre-wedding photo shoot, and their brother, Blake Tafoya, captured the whole joyous occasion in a video he shared to YouTube earlier this month. "My sister Nicole is obsessed with llamas. She has llama designed bags, pencils, and pretty much any llama made things you could think of," Blake captioned the video. "For months she has been requesting llamas at her wedding and been denied the request. This is her response when the Maid of Honor, our sister Mandii, and her husband Spencer surprised her with llamas before the wedding."
In the video, Nicole and her groom (Keith Barrett, per Facebook) are taking photos in front of a picturesque farmhouse before Mandii asks them to turn around. As soon as the llamas are brought out and the pair are allowed to turn around, Nicole starts jumping up and down and screaming—though she's quickly shushed, so as not to scare the llamas. Then, with tears in her eyes and a smile plastered on her face, she asks to pet the furry pair, named Peggy Sue and Lucy, who have flower wreaths around their necks to match Nicole's own colorful bouquet and crown of greenery. "They're so pretty!" Nicole says before being taught how to get a "kiss" from Lucy by feeding her a cookie with her own mouth.
Tafoya and Barrett both shared pictures from the surprise visit on Facebook, all of which was captured by Idaho-based wedding photographer Katie Lynn Johnson. In one, the pair link arms and share a smooch while being flanked by Peggy Sue and Lucy. In another, Barrett and one of the llamas flash big grins at the camera. "How was my wedding? Oh, there were llamas!" Barrett captioned the pic, which belongs in the profile picture hall of fame.
Surprisingly, llamas are becoming increasingly popular wedding guests. Last year, a South Carolina couple had the good fortune of stumbling upon a llama convention (yes, really!) taking place at the same hotel as their after-party. And for those couples who would rather plan their own llama encounter, Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas recently started renting out llamas—clad in bow ties and white veils—to weddings in the Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, areas in order to spice up the reception and help new couples have the best wedding photos ever.