The mayor of a local fishing town in Mexico has married a young female crocodile, to improve the seafood prospects in the coastal region.

The reptile, whose jaws were wired-shut for obvious reasons, walked down the aisle in a white wedding gown, alongside the wedding party which had gathered for the ceremony.

Joel Vasquez Rojas, mayor of the coastal town of San Pedro Huamelula, said in his wedding vow: "It's my wish to marry the young princess."

Shortly after tying the knot, the couple were dancing to the festive music and the lawmaker was seen holding his bride's hand.

"As young people, this means a lot. It's the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us," a young local Eduardo Zarate was quoted as saying by the Metro.

Members of the local council bore the expenses while some of them who did not wish to pay were slapped with a fine. The event was rounded off with fireworks and the groom expressing "delight" over the ceremony.

The local people believe this ancient tradition will bring them prosperity.

The all-important wedding kiss was conspicuously missing.

Here is a link to the video of the couple enjoying their wedding ceremony.