March 2, 2009

Barn owl involved in Rio's wedding

That's a weird headline, but it's true. And the owl is involved in a big way.
Rio Ferdinand and fiancee Rebecca Ellison have invited a very wise guest to their wedding - an owl to deliver their rings.

Ollie the barn owl will swoop down the aisle at the Manchester United star's marriage in August, bearing the rings in a velvet pouch.

The best man will be wearing a falconer's glove for her to perch on during the ceremony at the aptly named Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.
Don't worry though. It's not Ollie's first time. The owl has delivered rings in six weddings, without incident.


Kim at Printable Wedding Invitations said...

You are right about that headline ... it is certainly catchy. Interesting idea, but I don't know if it would be for me.

Anonymous said...

I hope somebody turns the tables on Rio and pranks him. This seems like a great opportunity.