Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to feature the talents of Carrie Jenkins of Mia’s Closet, who creates charming custom canine accessories, just for your best pooch’s shining moment alongside you on your Wedding Day!
Question 1: My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco. How can you help us?
I’ve been creating custom accessories for couples who want to include their dogs in their wedding ceremony for about 4 years. From a simple bow tie that matches the bridesmaid’s colors or the groom’s tux to elaborate outfits to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. I’ve also created dresses to match the flower girl. I work with couples that couldn’t possibly think of having such an important life event without including their best friends!
Question 2: Tell us about your business.
I’ve been creating pet apparel and accessories since 2004. I started with a small shop in a local mall then switched to selling wholesale to pet boutiques around the world. In 2006 I opened Mia’s Closet to be able to do more custom creating, as well as to support a local rescue group by donating a % of the proceeds from this shop.
Every bridal couple and wedding is unique. I’m very open to suggestions, and try very hard to match colors and styles to suit the needs of the couple and their pup.
Question 4: Do you have a great dog/wedding story?
My favorite customer was a mother of the bride that contacted me to create a dress for her daughter’s Spaniel. We worked together to come up with a design that complimented the flower girl’s dress. I found out after all the details were finished and the dress was shipped that the bride had no idea mom had done this. I was very nervous about the outcome but it ended up that the bride was thrilled!
We recently lost our Doxie,Douglas, he was 15 and we miss him very much.
We have a Boxer girl, Dakota, who is the love of my life! She’s now 10 years old, which is senior for a Boxer, and doesn’t get around as well anymore but she makes me laugh everyday! Penelope is my grand dog and she is a CKC Spaniel that you see throughout my shop. We plan to adopt again in the near future.