Wedding Llamas and Alpacas Are So Hot Right Now

We like this trend—a llama.
by Maggie Seaver
Wedding llamas
Kim Smith-Miller Photography

Animals photobombing wedding snaps and going viral is hardly a new thing (see here, here and here for very important examples). But we may have some new favorite fluffy, four-legged wedding crashers in the game: llamas and alpacas! It’s all thanks to the ridiculously adorable Instagram photos of Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas stealing the show at weddings in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.

Lori Gregory and her daughter, Shannon Joy, started Mountain Peaks in 2007 as a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate, calm, treat and delight people of all ages (read: you and all of your wedding guests) through animal-assisted therapy. Couples in the area have been fast on the uptake, renting the fully trained, totally professional and extremely fashionable llamas and/or alpacas for their weddings to bring a one-of-a-kind, interactive element their guests will never forget. We can just picture it now: Sip champagne, pet a llama; steal a kiss from your new spouse, hug an alpaca. Sounds like the perfect setup to us. And just think of all the Instagram ops! Below, check out photos of these Mountain Peak cuties crushing the wedding circuit.

This is Rojo, the therapy llama (follow @rojothellama), and his counterpart, Napoleon (left), the therapy alpaca.

Rojo and Napoleon are just two of the seven stellar Mountain Peak animals you can rent to make your wedding truly unforgettable.

Look. At. Them.


Look at them!


It’s honestly borderline rude how they almost outshine the bride and groom, but we’ll let it slide because they’re so stinking cute.


Wow, they’re really working the angles here in this styled shoot—so chic.


And here’s a wedding shoe (hoof) shot, because obviously.

There truly is a first time for everything. #LeJoneses #rojothellama #napoleonthealpaca
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