Mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, a city in Mexico, Joel Vazquez Rojas, on Tuesday tied the knot with an alligator princess named María Isabel in a traditional ceremony that attracted hundreds of guests who watched and cheered in excitement.
The annual ceremony is meant to bring plenty of fish, shrimp and seafood to the fishermen who live
in the Pacific coast town.
It was busy day for the lucky alligator, as not only did she walk down the aisle dressed in traditional white garb and with a very large piece of duct tape around her deadly mouth, she was also baptised prior to the festival.
The ceremony happens every year, and Mayor Rojas even exchanges vows with the reptiles during the event, odditycentral.com reports.
And like all wedding parties, this one was followed by a massive ceremony where the newlywed princess alligator changed into more colorful attire and was held by her new husband as he danced and swung her around the floor.
Previous alligator wives and Rojas’ human wife had no problem welcoming this new ‘lady’ into the family. The ceremony and reception, which also featured fireworks to mark the momentous occasion, was all paid for by the town council.