Horse steals the spotlight on bride’s big day
Patti Womer was posing when her horse Cricket "smiled" for the camera.
— -- A horse named Cricket upstaged her owner during the bride's wedding day photos.
Patti Womer of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, was posing when her horse "smiled" for the camera.
Womer told ABC News that Cricket was actually shaking flies off her head when it appeared as if she was smiling with her teeth out.
Womer said she included Cricket and her other horse, Dutch, in her wedding pictures in memory of her late father.
"My dad passed away in May of 2016 and I wanted to incorporate him in some way, and they were the first horses we bought together when I was 8," Womer said. "I thought [the photo] was hilarious."
Womer and her husband married on Sept. 9.
Photographer Tony Bendele shared the image of Cricket flashing a grin on Facebook, where it received hundreds of likes.
"It was a brief two or three seconds that the horse's teeth were showing, and I was hoping we got it," Bendele told ABC News. "I thought it was an awesome photo."
Womer said she hopes to hang the picture in her home.