What a pair of love birds! Hilarious snaps show two chickens getting married complete with tuxedos, a garter and even a wedding cake 

A photographer has gone viral for hosting a wedding with a difference after marrying off two of her chickens.

Erin Bankston, who is from Fort Worth in Texas but currently lives in Acworth, Georgia, decided to host the wedding after seeing how inseparable her chickens, Mr and Mrs Mayflower were.

The mother-of-three, 40, spent around a day setting up the altar and even managed to put the rooster in a tuxedo and the hen in a pearl necklace and white garter.

After posting snaps of the big day on Facebook, Erin was overwhelmed with positive feedback from animal lovers who adored the idea.

Now she’s using her newfound viral fame to raise awareness for the humane treatment of animals and hopes to make people think twice when they see a creature in need.

She told Femail: ‘We knew after we saw how inseparable they were that this funny little event needed to happen.

‘These birds have a story to tell, and a good lesson to go with it. They reached thousands and thousands of people, and they made so many people happy.

‘I can’t tell you how many wonderful reactions we had to their story. People cried, laughed, shared, and are just so in love with them.’

After the pictures went viral, Erin decided to set up social media pages dedicated to the adventures of the Mayflowers and their other animals, and now even plans to write a book.

Erin added: ‘I have always tried to raise awareness for the humane treatment of animals, and love to have children (and adults) over at the farm so they can learn how and why we treat animals with kindness from such a young age so that it follows them to adulthood.

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