– A happy bride and groom, both circus performers, ride an elephant as they celebrate their wedding
– An unusual spectacle attracted a large crowd of onlookers, as the couple clambered up the majestic animal’s back
– The ceremony took place in front of Budapest’s basilica on Valentine’s Day in Hungary
Merrylu Casselly and Jozsef Richter, both acrobats and circus performers, had the most amazing transportation for arrival to their wedding ceremony in grand style… by elephant!
The couple decided to marry on Valentine’s day and to make it’s even more memorable used this majestic giant. No wonder such a spectacle drew dozens of curious onlookers in front of Budapest’s basilica.
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After struggling aboard the newlyweds eventually processed through the centre of Budapest to the amazement of citizens.
The African elephant was beautified with a wreath of roses attached to its head and a howdah – a carriage for riding on the back of an elephant or camel, typically accommodating two or more people.
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Merrylu and Jozsef regularly perform together on horseback, although the bride’s father is one of the last people in Europe to use elephants in his circus.
The vast majority of European circuses no longer perform with wild animals due to accusations of animal cruelty and those that continue to perform with animals come under heavy pressure from animal welfare advocates.
Post from Naij.com