A wedding day is typically one remembered for the rest of someone's life, especially if a wild moose comes crashing into the scene. 

Colorado newlyweds, Luis and Christina Salazar, were posing for photographs at Golden Gate Canyon State Park after tying the knot on the first official day of fall (September 22nd) when a giant moose came strutting out of the wilderness.

In the photographs captured by D20 Photography, the bride can be seen looking back at the large bull moose, gasping in shock.

"I was so surprised" Christina Salazar recalled. "We're always going to remember that."

The newlyweds, along with the photographer, had never seen a moose before that day.

"Thankfully, no one was harmed," added Christina Salazar. "In the wild, you never really know how animals are going to react."

Everyone stayed calm, and the curious moose eventually wandered off.

Luis and Christina Salazar, who now reside in Westminster, first met when they attended Denver West High School together. The high school sweethearts have been together for 13 years.

If you live in Colorado, this probably isn't the first story you've have heard about wild wedding crashers sneaking into the mix. In a similar incident, a wild moose made an appearance at a couple's snowy wedding day at Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Golden Gate Canyon State Park, where the moment occurred, is a 12,119-acre park located in Gilpin and Jefferson counties. The Front Range park offers more than 40 miles of hiking trails with breathtaking scenery and plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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