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Don’t Forget Fido: 5 Adorable Ways to Incorporate Your Pet In Your Wedding Day

February 26, 2016
Photo by Hot Metal Studios
Photo by Hot Metal Studio

“Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.” 

-Anonymous

We are animal lovers! From our free range chickens, beloved cats and dogs, and our gorgeous horses at Rustic Acres Farm, we share the deep love and devotion many of our clients have for their pets.  If you are an animal lover and pet-owner then you know that pets are member of the family.

Planning on making your fur baby a part of your wedding party? Here are 5 adorable ways to include your pet in your big day.

1. Dressed to the Nines

Photos by Christina Shields Photography
Photos by Christina Shields Photography

Even the largest and most statuesque of pets can accessorize for your big day pictures. Our event design, planning and floral division, Garnish Event Design, crafted these fresh garlands for our horses, Emme and Murphy.

2. Sign Carrier: Have your furry friend stroll in front of the bride or groom with the perfect sign announcing the arrival of the Mrs. or Mr. To Be.

3. Ring Bearer or Flower Girl

Photos by Rachel Rowland (left & center), Hot Metal Studios (right)
Photos by Rachel Rowland (left & center), Hot Metal Studio (right)

Give your pet some responsibility…but only if you think they can handle it! If you know your pet won’t be able to be trusted with a full-on floral wreath without chewing it to pieces, opt for accessorizing your four-legged friend with a single bright (and out-of-reach) bloom.

4. Pet Bouquet: Have a small pet? Let them help calm your nerves as you walk down the aisle. Adorn your companion with fresh florals and cuddle them in place of a traditional bridal bouquet.

5. The Vows

Photos by Hot Metal Studios
Photos by Hot Metal Studio

Say I do with your furry BFF by your side.

However you decide to include your pet in your big day, make sure to designate someone you trust to be in charge of them so you can focus on the fun. You don’t want this to happen…

Photo by BuzzFeed
Photo by BuzzFeed
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