Deer Photobombs Wedding Shoot, Eats Bride's Bouquet

The deer walked right into a wedding photo shoot.
Luke and Morgan Mackley were married September 1.Laurenda Marie Photography

The buck walked right over a fence and into a wedding shoot.

A Michigan couple got a surprise guest at their wedding, and he had no qualms about walking straight into their photo shoot. 

The buck didn't stop there.

An eight-point deer photobombed the outdoor setting of Morgan and Luke Mackley's wedding photos, first sticking its head through a fence and then walking right up to the couple and chomping on Morgan's bouquet.

Married for just a few hours, the couple burst out laughing as the deer nibbled, then just helped himself, to the roses in Morgan's hand.

"I just started snapping away," photographer Laurenda Bennett told Monday. "We were just laughing."

When Morgan held the bouquet up in the air, out of the deer's reach, he simply jumped for it. That's when Morgan figured it was probably better to throw her bouquet to the deer instead of her female guests. 

"We ended up just dropping the bouquet and letting the deer have it," Bennett said. "The deer was just munching away."

As it turns out, the deer is no stranger to stealing center stage.

Over the summer, the buck showed up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Saugatuck, where beachgoers were stunned by the sight of a deer in the water.

As he walked along the shore, kids and adults began shouting "Deer!" and amused sunbathers took cellphone videos.

"It never seemed scared and was very comfortable around people, especially when they started to offer it treats like Cheez-Its and Pringles," one swimmer told MichiganLive. 

The deer also is no stranger to interrupting happy couples. In July, the buck wandered into a beachside engagement shoot, as Colbie and Jakob Lee sat inside a heart-shaped enclosure of candles.

That same month, the deer upstaged an engagement shoot for Dori Anne and Austin Swiercz, as the couple embraced in front of a tree. Undaunted, the buck lifted its head and started eating tree leaves.

"It's kind of this infamous deer in Saugatuck," said Bennett. "It's always by itself." There's much speculation about how the deer seems so domesticated, with some saying he must have been raised by humans and then set free into the wild.

Whatever the case, Bennett says she hopes the buck will remain safe since deer hunting season opens later this month.

"We really don't wan this poor buck to be taken," she said, "because he would probably just walk right up to the hunter."