By Stephanie Ballesteros

LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. (CBS) – Is it ring bearer or ring bear?

For one groom in New Jersey, it’s definitely “ring bear.”

After getting engaged, Adam Lazarus immediately knew he wanted his 2-year-old nephew Elijah to be his “ring bear.” The groom, who is a huge “How I Met Your Mother,” fan was inspired after Neil Patrick Harris’ character decided he was going to have a ring bear at his wedding.

So Adam went online and bought his nephew a bear costume for the big day.

And on Oct. 8, Adam and his bride Sandi got married at Bonnet Island Estates off Long Beach Island – with a “ring bear.”

Elijah’s mom says the wedding went off without a hitch.

“Eli did a great job walking down the aisle, no issues from him. I was super impressed. He was the best little ring bear,” said Elijah’s mom Samantha Bennet.

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