Bear friend attends beautiful wedding
This couple had a BEAR-Y special guest at their wedding – as a giant furry friend turned up.
Denis and Nelya, both 30, from Moscow, invited brown bear Stepan along to their very special ceremony.
As well as witnessing the couple exchange vows, the bear also played the role of registrar at one point.
Denis said: “We both knew Stepan is a very kind bear but still it is a huge, unpredictable animal so we were a bit scared, but still happy to be able to make our dream come true.
“It was a fantastic experience to have this photoshoot with Stepan.
“It is such a special feeling to hug a real, huge bear, and you cannot compare it to anything else.
“We will absolutely remember this day forever.”
The wedding was captured by Russian photographer Olga Barantseva.