Wedding season is almost upon us, and one thing is clear: we’re in love!
With our dogs, I mean.
There’s no denying that society is going to the dogs. In 2012, almost half of all US households had at least one dog. And most of us don’t think of them as merely dogs – we think of them as family, and we include them in our holiday celebrations, our vacations, and yes, even our weddings.
One evening as I was perusing Pinterest, happily pinning things to my Farmhouse Wedding board, I began to notice that so many wedding photos include dogs. It really warms my heart to see so many people sharing their big day with their mutts, and I think you’ll agree that it’s really a special thing.
Some really awesome photographers agreed to collaborate with me on this post, allowing me to share these little captured moments of dog-loving brides and grooms. Click directly on each photo to be taken to the photographer’s website to see even more of their amazing work. Like this:
This photo takes “And now you may kiss the bride” to a whole new level, doesn’t it? Thanks to Teresa K Photography of Sacramento for letting me share this one, and the one below.
This one delights me for so many reasons! I just love how this sweet girl is barreling up the aisle ahead of her mom and dad, like she just can’t wait to start their brand new life together. Just so precious!
Perfection. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I see this adorable image from Kelli + Daniel Taylor Photography of Birmingham, Alabama.
And how about this one? I don’t even have words for it… it’s just too much. Thanks to Rockhill Photography of Newberry, Michigan for capturing this amazing moment with this handsome fella, clearly so proud that his mom and dad are getting married.
Central Florida’s Mark Dickinson Photography shared this image with us, and we love it. We also love that in lieu of traditional wedding favors, the bride and groom made a donation to Best Friends Animal Society, in honor of their guests.
Look who got all spiffed up for Dad’s big day, and Blueberry Photography of Berkeley, California was there to capture the moment. This little guy was surely the “best dog” at the wedding!
And speaking of “best dog”, how about these adorable bandanas, perfect for the 4-legged member of your wedding party. You can find them in this sweet little Etsy shop.
There’s no doubt we love our dogs and we’re happy to include them in every aspect of our lives.
Your turn: have you ever been to a wedding that included a dog? I’d love to hear about it, in comments below!