Wedding photos ruined by bird attack

Don't want to get attacked from the sky on your wedding day? Best not get married in Australia during spring then. That's magpie mating season, and these birds are vicious.

Photographer Karen Parr has been snapping nuptials and newlyweds for nine years, but has never had the fauna at a photoshoot attack her subjects, until recently.

Alas, as soon as the happy couple and photographer arrived they were swooped by angry magpies.

Wait for it...

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Having driven so far and under such a tight schedule, the photo shoot had to go ahead regardless.

Perhaps as a side effect of being suitably loved up, the newlyweds were remarkably calm throughout the literal assault from the skies.

As Parr told Mashable, "The couple were actually very relaxed and although I'm sure I may have accidentally swore a couple of times as a magpie whistled passed my head, they kept their cool. The groom and Groomsman enjoyed the sport of trying to keep the magpies at bay."



Though magpies are known to attack the same person season after season, due to their deep-seated hatred of humanity knack for never forgetting a face, Parr said the couple had never been attacked by the birds at the park before.

Though her assistant Emily has taken photos in the same park during similar birds attacks.

If there's anything to take from this experience, it's that you should never get married or go outside.

Or else, it's that you should at least consult the magpie attack app and for God's sake, wear a helmet.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 20)

Bold Aries wants to be noticed; an attention-grabbing wedding dress should do the trick.

Common traits: vivacious, adventurous, pioneering, and confident

The Warehouse Dress from Lela Rose.

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TAURUS (April 21 to May 21)

Taurus wants a wedding dress that's visually interesting but easy to wear.

Common traits: romantic, reliable, patient, and persistent

Style 6827 from Liancarlo.

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GEMINI (May 22 to June 21)

The Gemini bride will swoon over something statement-making and unexpected, like this two-in-one wedding dress.

Common traits: energetic, versatile, youthful, and lively

Perla Dress With Removable Train from Zuhair Murad.

Photo courtesy of Zuhair Murad

CANCER (June 22 to July 22)

Cancers have discerning taste; pick something classic and refined.

Common traits: intuitive and imaginative but cautious

Chandra Wedding Dress from Pronovias.

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LEO (July 23 to August 21)

Walk on the wild side: Confident Leos crave a statement-making wedding dress that commands attention.

Common traits: creative, enthusiastic, and broad-minded

I’m Chic Wedding Dress from Reem Acra.

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VIRGO (August 22 to September 23)

Pick a structured but artful wedding dress if you’re a Virgo girl; you love the little details.

Common traits: modest, practical, and reliable

Dogma Wedding Dress by Carolina Herrera.

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LIBRA (September 24 to October 23)

Skip anything strong, angled, or geometric; the Libra girl wants balance—with just a touch of romance.

Common traits: diplomatic, urbane, and easy-going

Willowby by Watters Rosalind Gown from BHLDN.

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SCORPIO (October 24 to November 22)

The sexy Scorpio bride needs a wedding dress with a little bit of edge.

Common traits: powerful, exciting, and magnetic

Giselle by Galia Lahav.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23 to December 22)

Look for a classic silhouette updated with an unexpected pattern or some color.

*Common traits: freedom-loving, intellectual, and straightforward, like to be comfortable *

Waking Up Gown by Peter Langner.

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CAPRICORN (December 23 to January 20)

The Capricorn girl doesn't want fussy details; keep it strong, simple, and elegant.

Common traits: practical, ambitious, and disciplined

Fall 2016 Wedding Dress from Romona Keveza.

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AQUARIUS (January 21 to February 19)

Anything but boring: The Aquarius bride wants a wedding dress that gets noticed.

Common traits: original, independent, and intellectual

Astrid Dress from Tara LaTour.

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PISCES (February 20 to March 20)

A Pisces bride wants romantic lines evocative of ocean waves.

Common traits: imaginative, intuitive, and compassionate

Emotion Wedding Dress from Monique Lhuillier.

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