A cat-mad newlywed couple found a special way to incorporate their favourite feline friends into their wedding.
The self-confessed "crazy head over heels cat people", Iz and Colleen, own two rescue cats of their own but as they have special needs, the cats were unable to RSVP to the wedding.
So as a work around, the couple decided to ditch the more tradtional cocktail hour at the wedding, to a kitten hour.
“We love our cats very much, and wanted to bring a little of their spirit to the celebration,” Colleen said.
“We wanted guests to have something to do during the family picturing taking time, and were too broke to have a cocktail hour,” Colleen said.
The couple made a donation to the shelter before their big event as well.
“When else are you going to be able to summon kittens for your pleasure, and make a donation to a great organization?” Colleen said.
They added they also asked for donations to the shelter as wedding presents.
Colleen also said that their first priority was also making sure that the kittens enjoyed being wedding guests too.
They said “the welfare of the kittens was considered first and foremost” in the planning.
“The little dudes at our wedding were selected for being especially social, there were volunteers making sure they were handled safely and not overstimulated, and they left after about an hour,” they said.
“Guests loved the kittens, and lots of people told us that every wedding should have a mandatory kitten hour,” Colleen said.