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Gorilla Enriched Weddings

Having mountain gorillas as your witnesses.
 
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The prospective bride and groom sign up for a period of conservation work with the increasing rare mountain gorillas after completing a scientific and conservation course that makes them useful out in the field. This would be for a substancial donation to the mountain gorillas conservation work.

At an appropriate point they are married amongst the gorillas by a member of the staff in a low key ceremony designed to withstand interuptions from standard gorilla group activity and curiousity. However by that time the conservation work should mean that the gorillas should have gotten used to the couple.

It would be complicated to arrange as the potential couple could be from any country in the world and the ceremony could potentially take place in whatever country the chosen gorilla group have decided to wander into, in the case of cross-border islands of habitat. However (if the donation matched the kind of sums being paid for entry into space through the Russian space program) it might help further the conservation programme.

I originally thought of this idea with elephants (as they alledgedly never forget) but I realised that gorillas might make for excellent witnesses and surrogate bridemaids.

Aristotle, Oct 02 2003

Gorilla and Little Girl's Wedding. http://www3.sympati.../orient/wedding.htm
[Amos Kito, Oct 21 2004]

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       Elephants for the bride, gorillas for the groom. Orangutangs in cassocks for the choir.
yamahito, Oct 02 2003
  

       have a banana, I mean a croissant.   

       Dian would be proud of you.
po, Oct 02 2003
  

       //increasing rare//
Oxymoron
thumbwax, Oct 02 2003
  

       [C Trebor] Nothing. It would be just like a normal wedding, but with more momentum.
Detly, Oct 02 2003
  

       I can just imagine the Best Man's speech: "Well, he was the King of the Swingers, the jungle VIP. He reached the top and then had to stop, and that's what bothering me..." etc.
lostdog, Oct 03 2003
  

       waiting for thumbwax to mention the bride.
po, Oct 03 2003
  

       Still waiting for Thumb. love his take on Marriage
The Kat, Oct 03 2003
  

       Homo Sapiens Sapiens didn't spend several million years clawing their way up the evolutionary ladder to go mucking about with their distant primate relatives, let alone inviting them to weddings or tasteful parties. Fishbone.
Utah, Oct 04 2003
  

       //Homo Sapiens Sapiens didn't spend several million years clawing their way up the evolutionary ladder to go mucking about with their distant primate relatives, let alone inviting them to weddings or tasteful parties. Fishbone.//   

       Excuse me, but how serious do you think this was intended to be taken? (counteractive croissant)
snarfyguy, Oct 04 2003
  

       Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Ugh, Ugggggh.
po, Oct 04 2003
  

       Uh oh, better get her a glass of Champagne, pronto!
snarfyguy, Oct 04 2003
  

       Monkey see, monkey po.
FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2003
  

       //Don't they already have gorillas at "mob" weddings?//   

       Not sure about mob weddings, but after seeing some of the second cousins who showed up for the family reunion, I was thankful we had eloped.
little dog laughed, Oct 05 2003
  

       <BestApe's speech> I propose a toast for the GodFather this lovely couple has already chosen for the first baby that they procreate within this very jungle. It's a huge responsability, isn't it... Tarzan? </BestApe's speech>
Pericles, Oct 05 2003
  

       Ook oo eep! Eeee! Ack eep oo ooop eeeeek! ¿Ook?
Detly, Oct 06 2003
  

       This is an interesting idea, but what if the Gorilla steals the bride and finds an inexhaustible supply of barrels?
Madcat, Oct 06 2003
  

       [SG]: Aparently, my sense of humour switch had been deactivated the day I fishboned this. Still don't like it, but I'm changing it back to neutral.
Utah, Oct 07 2003
  
      
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