Your wedding is a day to share with the ones you love so naturally your dog is included. There are a number of ways that you can include your four legged family member in your celebration. The most obvious (walking down the aisle) requires a certain level of calm obedience. Be honest with yourself about what your dog can handle.  No matter how you choose to involve them, don’t forget about water, walks and a quiet zone.  Even the most mellow of furry friends can get stressed on such a busy day.

Below, a few of my favorite moments with dogs. They are most often the candid, quiet reflections.Golden Retriever with his owner bride pre-ceremony

boxer pup gets a bow for the wedding

unnamed (1)flower garland on a dog for ceremonypre-wedding dog portrait by Heather Waraksapre-wedding dog portrait by Heather WaraksaPitbull carrying "I DO TOO" sign for wedding ceremonydog in tuxedodog in tuxedo with groomdog in tuxedo with groomsmen


Photo Credits:  Photo 1 and 2 by Craig Paulson; Photo 3 (by Leslie Price of In Any Event – taken with my phone, thank you very much), Photo 4, 5, 6 and 7 by Heather Waraksa; Photo 8 by me again; Photo 9, 10 and 11 by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios.

Extended (four legged) family photos