If you’re getting married and don’t want a big to-do with loads of people, or if you simply don’t like a ton of attention and would prefer if the spotlight were on a couple of magical, scene-stealing special guests, then this is the answer to your marital prayers. Because rather than regular old humans, why not invite llamas and alpacas to your nuptials instead?
Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas is a non-profit organization that deals with animal-assisted therapy. One of their services is to create a “fun and memorable experience,” be it a wedding, birthday party, barbecue, or corporate event. Not only will the “special guests” make an impact, but actual human guests can learn all about the animals and how they’re beneficial for therapy.
Considering weddings can be super-stressful, this is clearly a win-win.
According to their website, Rojo, their prize sweet llama, is ranked number-one PR llama in the world, and if you didn’t know that was a thing, then you learned something today too. Napoleon, the Alpaca, is Rojo’s partner-in-awesomeness, though Rojo might want to watch out. He’s got competition in a llama named Beni, according to Napoleon’s Facebook page.
You might ask, how trained are the llamas and alpacas? Because you can almost always count on a inebriated aunt or an overly friendly grandfather to try to sneak a smooch. The animals, however, are experienced. According to the therapy centre’s website, their “animals are ‘pros’ when it comes to parties and special events – always decorated to compliment, our llamas can easily handle all ages, and any size of crowd! More than just ‘entertainment,’ we provide a unique interactive experience for your guests, that most have never experienced before, and smiles that will last forever!”
So if the vow exchange didn’t do it, these adorable, swagged-out animals will have your guests smiling for days. Like your everlasting love.
The best part isn’t even Rojo and Napoleon! The money it costs to rent these amazing animals goes toward funding their Therapy and Education Program, which will hopefully further their cause. The only sticking point is that it’s only for those who are holding weddings (or other events) in Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington. Sad face.
So, once the proposal’s been asked and accepted, all you have to do is move to Portland or Vancouver, rent these beautiful animals, and have your wedding. Totally worth it, if this is what your big day will be like.