A mini potbelly pig named Babe stole the spotlight during a couple’s wedding as they chose her to be a bridesmaid as they couldn’t have all of their nearest and dearest with them
Image: Marly.Photographs / Caters News)
A couple had a rather unique addition to their wedding as they had their 20-month-old mini potbelly pig as a bridesmaid.
And it’s fair to say the adorable animal may have stolen the limelight on their big day.
Plumber Hannah Devine, 25, originally of Cornwall, and her carpenter partner Glenn Devine, 28, of Holland, tied the knot in Holland on June 29 earlier this year.
They now live together in the Netherlands with their pet pig, named Babe.
The pair have shared some fun photos from their wedding, showing the pig posing next to the bride and groom.
Hannah said: “We knew she would be the centre of attention on the day.
Marly.Photographs / Caters News)
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“With coronavirus making everything much more difficult, we decided that we wanted our wedding to be just about us, as our family and friends from England couldn’t make the travel with the regulations at the time.
“Of course, we celebrated with our family and friends in Holland and Babe’s role for the day meant that she could fill the spaces of everyone that couldn’t be there.
“To say she did a good job is an understatement – she was so calm during the photos and listened to us perfectly.
“We expected something may go wrong and prepared some raspberry treats for her just in case, but fortunately the big day wasn’t one of those where she pretends she’s starving and eats like a pig – excuse the pun.”
The bride continued: “We know for sure she enjoyed the day; she had all sorts of treats from us and many others and took herself off to bed a little earlier than normal”.
Hannah and Glenn purchased Babe after realising they required a pet that would fit in with their busy lives.
“Glenn and I spoke lots about getting a dog, however with both our busy work schedules we decided it just wasn’t possible,” Hannah explained.
“On our first trip to the farm we put a deposit down for a piglet that would be arriving six weeks later.
“However, we received a call earlier than expected, as she had a little piglet leftover from a previous litter that needed a home.
“We straight away agreed to take her home, and like that she was part of our little family.
“She is now a like a spoilt, single child.
“For the most part, we would describe her best as sweet, dramatic and a little bit a mamma’s girl.
“I once read someone describing owning a mini pig as like having a three-year-old child with a personality of a cat, but with sledgehammers as feet, which I would say is very accurate.
“She never fails to keep us on our toes and to keep the smiles on our faces.
“We couldn’t have imagined our wedding day without her.”
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