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Animal-loving bride poses with giraffes in wedding dress

Alexandra McDaid had dreamt of including her favourite safari park in her wedding plans.

An animal-loving bride enjoyed a photo shoot with a difference, posing with some giraffes as she celebrated her big day.

Newlywed Alexandra McDaid from Larbert, Falkirk, had dreamt of including her favourite safari park in her wedding plans since she was a child.

Her mother Margaret Canville got in touch with Blair Drummond Safari Park to arrange a special visit after the 27-year-old teacher exchanged vows with Chris McDaid.

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The unusual gift was arranged by the bride’s mother (Dave Warren/PA)

The pair were invited to feed the giraffes and pose for photographs the following day wearing full wedding dress and accompanied by 20 guests.

Liz Gunn from the park said: “Margaret got in touch to tell us that her daughter Alexandra was getting married in Callander on July 21, and that ever since she was a child Alex had wanted to have the Safari Park as part of her celebrations.

“The wedding party had planned to visit the day after the wedding, and the mother of the bride asked if there was anything we could do to make the visit a little special. We were delighted to help.”

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The newlyweds were joined at the park by 20 guests (Dave Warren/PA)

The park’s Dave Warren added: “It’s not every day that we have a visitor at the park in her wedding dress.

“Everybody was very pleased to help put together this special experience for the happy couple.”

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