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Russia couple invites a bear to their wedding: 'We will absolutely remember this day forever'





Russia couple invites a bear to their wedding: 'We will absolutely remember this day forever' Russia couple invites a bear to their wedding: 'We will absolutely remember this day forever'

The couple hold Stepan’s  paws during the ceremony.

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 and Nelya hold hands with Stepan.

Denis the groom poses with Stepan the bear.

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.

Stepan the bear gives the bride Nelya a kiss.

"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.


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