An Ashtabula couple was joined by friends, family and a few giraffes at their wedding Sunday afternoon. 

Rebecca Bilbie and Andrew Viamcourt tied the knot near the Erie Zoo's butterfly garden. The two exchanged vows in the presence of their closest friends and family, and welcomed the dozens of onlookers that watched.

The newlyweds explained, "We're not traditional people and this was right up our alley.. It was a gorgeous day and we are extremely grateful and thankful to everyone."

As for why the newlyweds choose to get married on Mother's Day, they say they wanted a special way to thank their mother's and grandmother's.