A couple of weeks ago I set off with one of my donkeys, Seonaid, to represent The Donkey Sanctuary once again. This time as a surprise guest at the wedding of Scott and Laura.
Laura has been ‘mad about donkeys’ since she was a child and a follower of The Donkey Sanctuary for a long time. Scott thought it would be a lovely surprise for his bride to have a donkey come to their wedding. So, he contacted me over a year ago to make all the arrangements.
It was one of the best kept secrets I have ever been part of! The plan was for me to get Seonaid to the hotel while Laura, Scott and all the guests were busy in the church. When the guests returned to the hotel the donkey was waiting for them. And what a photogenic donkey she is!
Then, the big secret came out. I brought Seonaid to the front of the building to meet the Bridal Party and wow, what a welcome she got. Laura’s face – there are no words to describe her expression.
She was almost speechless but managed to say “A donkey at my wedding.... Scott, did you arrange this?” Plenty of cuddles for Seonaid, and of course, more photographs.
Thank you Scott and Laura for allowing Seonaid and I to be part of your very special day and we wish you both all the very best of a long, happy and healthy marriage.