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Llove Is In The Air... Furry Wedding Guests (a.k.a. The Wedding Llamas)

September 13, 2018

Llove is in the air and we have some adorable wedding guests to introduce to you!

One of the furriest wedding trends that has been popping up lately is hiring llamas or alpacas for your wedding. Read on and try not to drool over these whimsical, magical creatures.

Sposto Photography

Meet the llamas

Meet Rojo the llama and Napoleon the alpaca. I connected with Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas on Instagram, who have been doing this since 2011 and are the originators of the trend. Mother and daughter team Lori + Shannon rent these magical animals for weddings in the Vancouver and Portland areas. When they're not posing for pretty pics, these creatures spend their days as therapy animals for senior communities and rehab facilities. How cool is that?! Image  of Rojo and Napoleon by Sposto Photography 

Viktoriya Bogdanova

The stunning styled shoot above with two alpacas, bride and groom is courtesy of Viktoriya Bogdanova Photography

True llove

Are there words to describe how beautiful this image is? I think not. Sposto Photography nailed this soft blush pink llama + bride shot and I'm smitten with the results. For the record, and this just cracks me up, Napoleon (the furry one, image to the right) is actually a boy. According to the owners of Mtn Peak Therapy Llamas, their farm only has boys but couples love the bride + groom themed apparel, so Napoleon goes drag every once in a while. 

Sposto Photography
Marcela Pulido Photography

All you need is llove

Mtn Peaks Therapy llamas have been gained huge exposure over the past few years. They've been interviewed for CNN, Huffington PostThe Knot, People, Brides and Country Living. Image courtesy of Marcela Pulido of Portland.

Viktoriya Bogdanova

A perfect pair of alpacas, photographed by Viktoriya Bogdanova

Viktoriya Bogdanova

Lliterally llove everything about this.

RPI Imagery

Bride and Groom (human + llama) photo above is courtesy of RPI Imagery. My mind is reeling with all of the creative bride and groom portraits incorporating the llamas.

RPI Imagery

Take some time between the ceremony and reception to sneak off and snap a few portraits

RPI Imagery

Which set of bride and groom are cuter? 

RPI Imagery

These three images courtesy of RPI Imagery. Check them out on IG:

Above, Sarah Lynn Photography of Portland captures a styled shoot with one of my favorite wedding gowns ever.

Viktoriya Bogdanova

I am totally crushing on the stunning imagery of Viktoriya Bogdanova in her styled shoot above.

Video courtesy of


Did you know how to tell the difference between a llama and an alpaca? If you're anything like me, you've been using the two terms interchangeably. Let's stop the madness and set the record straight. Information courtesy of, photo by Irina Negrean.

EARS: Llamas have longer, banana-shaped ears. Alpacas have shorter, pear-shaped ears. 

SIZE: Alpacas usually weigh around 150 pounds, while llamas can grow as big as 400 pounds. Whoah, mama llama.

DISPOSITION: Alpacas can be more skittish than llamas and prefer to hang out in herds, whereas llamas are often used as guard animals and therapy animals.

Credit where credit is due


Styled shoot for @dropitmod 

*Studio + Home // Photography by @spostophoto 

Talent by @natasarafinchan


Beauty by @erinskipley

 Florist by @selvafloral 

Ribbon by @tonoandco 

Gowns & Headpieces by @twigsandhoneyofficial

Rentals by @something_borrowed_pdx

 Venue @acehotelportland 





Venue: @opal28portland 

Coordinator: @daniellenicholepdx 

Decor + Linen: @linentablecloth 

Chairs: @petercorvallisproductions 

Florist: @oakgrovefloral 

Garland: @fiftyflowers 

Dress: @thewhitedresspdx 

Men's clothing: @nordstrom 

Cake: @justadashcakes 

Hair + Makeup:  @rebecca_bogdan

Model: @barbielg




Diego the Alpaca


Photography: RPI Imagery @r_petey

Photography: Marcela Pulido @marcela.jpg

Photo: @irinanegreanportraits 

Model: @alishaseymour 

MUAH: @reneejbeauty

Thank you!

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