Offbeat brides and grooms lurrvvv their canine companions. We've featured weddings with pooches as ringbearers and groomsmen, wedding invitations and programs, even cakes and table numbers. Of course, you're welcome to dig through our doggie archives (please do! You'll come back feeling awesome, promise). But we figured you might enjoy the convenience of some of our sweetest puppies in one place. After all, who doesn't need some cute lil bulldog bum in their day? (Pst. You'll have to scroll to the end for that one.)
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of dog posts.
Look, let me just say in advance: we put a lot of puppy shots into this wedding. It couldn't be resisted. It just happened and now you have to live with it. You're welcome. But really, the views in this wedding alone make it a must-see. Oh, and the flower girl dresses. And the rainbow cakes. Oh yeah, and the sweet father/daughter dance to Green Day. Oh and yeah, the most adorable puppers ever to crash a ceremony. Don't take my word for it: go look!
Who wants to see Managing Editor Megan's first time as a bridesmaid? Her two very close friends, Erik and Kimmy, married each other in chic bohemian style, in the Los Angeles mountains. Come for the live music (the groom is a musician), but stay for the fashion (the bride is a stylist).
Let me tell you about this Georgian, vegan bar in Tel Aviv called Nanuchka. Photographer Liron Erel claims it's famous for fantastic parties and dancing on the bar. Jonathan and Doron got married there after they prepped for the day at their own place and posed for some pics on gay-centric Rothschild Boulevard with their dog.
Gathering family from many locations can be stressful, but these two celebrated their 15-year romance with their nearest and dearest and made it look easy. They rocked a choreographed mother-daughter-sister dance and a "first performance" instead of a first dance. But a cameo from a carboard pooch proved the funniest moment of all.
Bonfires and whiskey are where it's at for Kate and Greg. In fact, the couple had been sitting at a bonfire to celebrate her birthday when she decided to ask him to marry her. According to photographer Erica Camille, Kate remembers it like this: "When Greg pointed out that I was supposed to get down on a knee and give him something," Kate said, "I knelt down and offered up the rest of the bourbon in my mug."
Marley May, our seven-year-old rescue pitbull-whippet mix has offered her services as Dog of Honor for our upcoming nuptials. She wanted a special necklace to let our guests know her important status, so I made her one with burlap, ribbon, and silk flowers. It took about an hour to make and she's so goshdarn adorable with it on, I can hardly stand it! Here's how you can recreate this Dog of Honor necklace for your own pooch…
Lin and Philip's wedding had one theme: ORANGE. The color dominated everything from their sneakers (yes, they both wore sneakers!) and wardrobe details to the candy-laden dessert table. Those aren't the only sweet details: Lin carried a bouquet made entirely from Dum Dums and Philip donned a boutonniere to match. Their dog Hannah served as a key player throughout the day, and a tarot reader performed a reading during the ceremony. Speaking of Hannah, wait until you see the super cute hands-and-paws family photo the three of them took during the reception.
Brian and Chris planned and supervised every single detail of their two-and-a-half-day-long wedding celebration at Camp Westwind. The two took their chances with the unpredictable coastal weather and lucked into a gorgeous sunny day that accented the cheery details, like bright pink and yellow floral centerpieces and the rainbow equality flags hung on a building. Their dog Callisto served double duty as ring bearer and sole wedding party member. The semi-religious ceremony included all of their parents and siblings. Mustachioed table numbers tucked inside wine glasses were in used in lieu of a seating chart, and there was plenty of local Oregon cheese to go around!