Puppy Love

Photograph by Heirloom Photo Company

Photograph by Heirloom Photo Company


Not everyone is a dog-lover, but those who are, LOVE LOVE LOVE their dogs - am I right? A handful of our clients choose to include their pooches in their weddings in all sorts of ways! 

Here are some ways to incorporate your adorable dog into your wedding:

  1. Ceremony   Let your dog be a ring bearer or flower girl! Have your dog bring the rings down the aisle attached to their collar, or if they can, in a cute carrier bag. They can also walk alongside the ring bearer or flower girl. Try a cute doggie corsage or flower wreath around his or her collar. Be sure to have treats at the end of the aisle!
  2. Engagement and / or wedding photo shoot     Using your dog in a photo shoot is always super cute and unique. Some of the best pictures are the candid ones!
  3. Stationary   incorporate the photos from the photo shoot with your dog throughout your wedding with these ideas: Save the Dates, Invitations, Table Numbers, and other framed pictures for decor.
  4. Wedding Décor     Use small touches of dog design elements throughout your wedding decor, while showing your pet you appreciate him or her. We aren't recommending a dog-themed wedding, of course! But little details will make your decor special. You can attach your dog's tags onto your bridal bouquet. For the artsy brides - stamp your dog's paw print and use in decor, such as table numbers, ceremony programs, etc. And we love this idea - engrave your guests' names onto dog tags for table place settings!
  5. Wedding Favors     Wedding favors are a fun way to add your personality into your wedding design. Try dog-themed decorated sugar cookies. And make a few bags of dog treats for your dog-lover guests!

Here are some tips:

  • Have your dog looking his or her best! Schedule a grooming appointment the week before your photo shoot or wedding ceremony.
  • Make sure, if you plan a photo shoot, to check with the venue's pet policy.
  • For hot days, remember to have a bowl of water handy for your dog during the photo shoot or ceremony.
  • Check with your photographer first! They usually have a ton of pet photography tricks up their sleeves!

 

- Nissa Aleman

Photography by: Morgan Miller Photography, Jana Marie Photography, Heirloom Photo Company