Bear photo-bombs Vancouver couple's wedding video
'We get these all the time in Whistler,' unflappable groom Faris Ataya pauses to say
A Vancouver couple's wedding video was photo-bombed by an uninvited guest who nearly stole the whole show last weekend.
Clara and Faris Ataya were getting married outside near the Executive Hotel in Burnaby, B.C., when the young black bear strolled into the scene.
The bear was attracted to food left out on a picnic table. Despite the efforts of several wedding guests and the picnickers to scare it away, the bear kept walking back and forth behind the couple as they exchanged their wedding vows.
While a number of guests did panic when they saw the bear, the couple did not, and after a pause, continued with the ceremony.
"We see these all the time in Whistler," the unflappable groom can be heard saying.
The bear was finally scared off from the ceremony when the entire wedding party advanced toward it while clapping loudly. A conservation officer was called in, but it remains unclear if the bear was eventually found.
The couple had not originally planned to videotape the wedding, but the hotel made a last-minute decision to send a film crew for the purposes of a promotional video.