You've seen weddings in which a pet or a trained animal is included in the ceremony, but this one didn't come off as planned. A couple from Oxfordshire, England, were married at Holy Cross Church in Sherston, Wiltshire, with a barn owl as a ring bearer. It was a surprise for the groom. But Darcey the barn owl, instead of flying over the wedding guests and delivering the rings, decided the tall church sanctuary had wonderful places to perch. So that's what he did.
He liked it so much up there that he fell asleep for an hour, and no amount of coaxing and calling would make him come back down and deliver the rings. After halting the service for a few minutes, the vicar, the Rev Chris Bryan, decided to continue with the owl high above him, and the bride and groom used a back-up set of wedding rings.
“It was a lovely idea, and it was supposed to be really stunning – it would have been absolutely superb… if it worked,” said Mr Bryan.