“Man’s Best Friends” – Gorgeous ‘Dog in Wedding’ Pictures from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Reposted from Elizabeth Anne Designs

Man’s Best Friend

I recently crossed over from bride to wife and have how caught the wedding bug! I love to gather new or fun ideas in hopes of inspiring future brides. My husband and I have a home in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania where we live with our dog, Nala.

I hope you’re ready for another post of cuteness overload! We’re loving doggies this week, and helping Chicago rescue One Tail at a Time win $25,000. So we thought we would throw in some puppy wedding inspiration with bow ties, ribbons, floral collars, and even capes to make your pooches camera-ready for some fantastic wedding photos!

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{bow tie pug photo by Dottie Photography via Love and Lavender}

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{Benfield Photography via Style Me Pretty}

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{We Heart Photography via Style Me Pretty; Sharyn Peavy via Style Me Pretty}

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{Rae Leytham via Style Me Pretty}

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{Hillary Maybery via Style Me Pretty}

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{Amanda Thiessen Photography via Style Me Pretty}

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{Altura Studio via Style Me Pretty}

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{Michael Norwood Photography via Style Me Pretty; Thayer Photo via Merriment Events}

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{EE Photography and Amanda Marie Portraits via Style Me Pretty}

More Great Dog in Wedding Pictures from Elizabeth Anne Designs …

National Puppy Day

Posted 03/23/2011 by Christen in good things, photography \ 21 comments

I recently crossed over from bride to wife and have how caught the wedding bug! I love to gather new or fun ideas in hopes of inspiring future brides. My husband and I have a home in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania where we live with our dog, Nala (see picture at end of post)

Hi everyone!  It’s Christen here, back with some puppy inspiration for your wedding.  According to my pet insurance newsletter, today is National Puppy Day! What better way to celebrate it than with some photos of man’s best friend celebrating his people’s big day right along with them?

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{Groomspuppy photo by Amelia Lyon via La Belle Bride}

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{Dachshunds photo by John Solana Photography via Style Me Pretty}

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{Great Dane photo by Davina Plus Daniel via Style Me Pretty}

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{Vizsla photos by Erin Hearts Court}

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{French Bulldog Bridal Party photos by Simply Bloom via La Belle Bride}

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{Bulldog bride and groom photo by Joe Mikos Photographers via Snippet & Ink}

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{Puppy photos by Jen Curtis Photography via The Wedding Chicks}

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{Boston Terrier photo by Jenny Ebert Photography via Mr Boddington}

Pretty puppy collars! These flowers are enough to make any bride jealous.

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{Flowerdog photo by Celeste Duran via The Wedding Chicks; Puppy ring bearer photo by Jenna Walker via Elizabeth Anne Designs}

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{Lab photo by Cedar House Photography via Style Me Pretty; Rhodesian photo by Steven Steinhardt via Style Me Pretty}

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{Charlie! photo by Jessica Claire from Ami’s Vow Renewal}

And one more…always nice to come home and cuddle up with loved ones after a long day! Me and Nala after our wedding.

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{Photo by my sister}

A Dog, A Dog! My Kingdom for A Dog! (with apologies to Wm.Shakespeare and Richard III) … Kingdom Wedding Photographers turns your Wedding into amazing visual Memories!

 Vow-wow-wow is very excited to introduce you to our newest Wedding Professional, Kingdom Wedding Photography by Kat. 

Take a look at the fabulous pictures Kat that has shared with us here, and please go visit her website and blog to see more of her beautiful work.

I thought I’d let Kat speak for herself, in describing her style of Wedding photography:

From Kat’s Blog:

“Want really, really gorgeous wedding photos? Here’s how: My style is highly photojournalistic. I am not the kind of wedding photographer who asks the wedding party to “stop and smile” during the processional. When a couple chooses me to shoot their wedding, they do so because they’re excited that I’ll be there to capture their wedding day with all its emotions and all the gorgeous details they picked…I don’t direct. I don’t interrupt. I don’t pose. I capture moments. Real moments of happiness, joy and fun. So please, tell your family to just ignore me.” 

The  Interview 

1. Tell us about your business.

After living and working in Los Angeles and Boston for years, we moved to Vermont some 5 years ago and I started focusing on fun, relaxed and modern wedding and portrait photography with a big focus on outdoor weddings. Dogs and cats (and the occasional horse)

play a huge part in my couple’s lives ,and I incorporate them in our sessions whenever possible. I’m incredibly lucky to be working with couples who are so cool and so much fun to be around. 

2. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?

All Engagement & Portrait sessions are done on location so your critters are on their home turf. I bring plenty of time so there is no rush, we can play around and create images that are truly you. No stress, no pressure, just pure fun.  

3. How do I go about including Sparky & Rocco in our wedding photos?

It completely depends on Sparky & Rocco. Some dogs are just so obedient that they make the rest of us jealous. They are perfectly fine posing with the wedding party and your parents. Other dogs, my own included, have more of a mind of their own and (depending on your dog(s)’ obedience level), would be happiest waiting with a designated handler until we finish the more formal portraits. Afterwards, we can grab Sparky & Rocco and take them for a more casual photo session where you can be yourselves, taking him/her for a walk, playing with them, kissing, snuggling, and hugging them, and, of course, taking great photos in the process! 

4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?

There are so many, it’s hard to pick just one. My favorite dog of all time is probably Duke (the black lab you see in the photos). He was the ring bearer during the ceremony, posed patiently for all the portraits and didn’t even chase after the chickens at the reception site. I was so impressed. Come to think of it, all my couple’s dogs or cats have been as relaxed as the couples themselves. 

5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!

Daisy & Jake. I love them to pieces and we’re pretty much inseparable. Daisy is my opinioned lady with more love & loyalty than humanly possible – every time I come back from a wedding, she’ll be sitting right by the door waiting … now if you knew how attached she is to her TempurPedic, you’d be tremendously impressed. 😉 Jake is the best boy there is. An absolute morning person. If he could talk, the first words out of his mouth each and every morning would be “Hello there and what a wonderful morning this is – it is so awesome to wake up next to you.” All while wagging his tail a million miles an hour. We also have two cats, Marvin & Grover, who couldn’t be any more different if they tried. One is a very vocal cuddle bug, whereas the other one is a daring stunt-kitten.

 

 

 Kat

Kingdom Wedding Photography
Albany, Vermont
phone: (802) 755-6366

www.kingdomweddingphotography.com www.kingdomweddingphotography.com/blog www.facebook.com/KingdomWeddingPhotography

Amanda loves Dogs (and cats); Amanda loves Ice Cream (and chocolate); Amanda loves the look on couple’s faces when they have that ‘first dance’; Amanda loves creating visual memories that last a lifetime!

Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to present the Photography of Amanda McMahon, a Maryland, D.C, and Virginia Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding Photographer. Look at Amanda’s photos, click through to her website, and her blog – and I guarantee that you will be as taken, as we were, with her energy, her spirit, and her passion for what she does.

How can you not love someone who loves her dog, Ty, loves ice cream, knows that chocolate makes a tough day easier, loves Hawaii , and says of her ‘work’: “We love being the ones responsible for the photographic moments you are going to look back on 40 years later with your grandchildren!”

Please enjoy seeing Amanda’s world through her lens. We did! And when you call her, tell her “Those Dog in your Wedding” people sent you! It won’t get you a discount, but it will make Amanda giggle! Enjoy!  – Gary

 

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1. My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help  us?

How can I NOT help you?! I love dogs, and having them as a part of your wedding is awesome, it truly shows their importance to you, and it’s a nice little way to infuse your personalities into one of the most important days of your lives. Having your dogs in your wedding is 100% fantastic and there’s no way I wouldn’t do it and we would have the best time too! 

2. Tell us about your business.

We are Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding photographers with a modern, fresh, and fun approach to photography. We love to have couples who are laid back, outgoing, fun, stylish, aren’t afraid to infuse themselves into every detail and think a little bit outside the realm of normal. We are energetic, somewhat hyper, overly optimistic, honest and real….and we want couples who are just that too! We adore our couples (aka friends) and we are beyond excited to share this moment with them. Not only couples who are getting married, but families, expectant mothers, and blooming seniors!

3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?

I love couples who want to put their dogs into their engagement sessions, or even their weddings. We have done several sessions where the dogs are a major part, we’ve even had horses in sessions!
When an animal is involved with a session, we always have an assistant present. While I work on making sure you’re rockin’ the camera, my assistant is making sure they do everything they can to get the animals attention. We aren’t afraid to throw things in the air, make goofy noises, or jump in the air to get their attention! We don’t just want them in the session…..we want them to “smile” too 😉 
4. Tell us about YOUR dogs!

I have one dog, his name is Ty. I post photos of him frequently on my blog, sometimes random and sometimes with a funny little story. He’s a character and he has a very defined personality. He likes to chase the cats up and down the stairs and around the livingroom, and when he’s not chasing them, they’re chasing him.  They do occasionally team up though and cause mischief on their own time 🙂 It’s all in good fun and we laugh constantly at him. We call him Happy Boy because when we take pictures of him, 99% of the time, you can clearly tell he has a big ole’ smile on his face, and that, to me, is the best thing ever.  I love him like he was my own kid….more than ice cream even!  

Amanda McMahon Photography

 Phone: 888-703-4449


 

 

 

 website: www.amandamcmahon.com  (new site launches May 1st along with our new brand) 

email: info@amandamcmahon.com 

Blog: www.amandamcmahonblog.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/AmandaMcMahonPhotography

twitter: amandamcmahon

Carolyn Scott Photography “Vow-wow-wow’s” your Wedding and your Pups, in brilliant fashion!

Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to present, the work of Raleigh, NC Photographer Carolyn Scott. Carolyn has a wonderful eye for capturing the spontaneity of the moment, in your Wedding, and with your Dog! Please click through and visit Carolyn’s Website and Blog, and see some truly exceptional photography!  Enjoy! It’s a Dog’s Life! – Gary
 

 

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1. “My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help us?”

I’m a wedding and pet photographer full time, so we’ve got all your bases covered for a pet-inclusive wedding! I typically encourage couples to bring their dogs with them on engagement shoots, especially if the pups are involved in the wedding. This helps by not only keeping the couple relaxed, but it helps the photographer get to know the couple and build rapport with the dogs. By the time the wedding rolls around, everyone feels comfortable – including Sparky and Rocco. 🙂 I am a very plan-oriented person and help my couples develop a photography time line for their wedding day. If dogs are involved, we need to know who will have the dogs when, and when the dogs will be in what specific photograph. This keeps the stress off the couple and the focus on the wedding

2. Tell us about your business. 
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Carolyn Scott Photography was founded in 2008 and went full time in the beginning of 2010. I’m Carolyn, the main photographer, and my husband Geoff handles our website, second shoots, and assists when necessary. We’re located in Raleigh, North Carolina but travel frequently (this year we’re headed to Texas, Chicago, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and coast-to-coast in NC for weddings!). We love what we do and really feel like we’ve found a niche for ourselves photographing fun, offbeat weddings. I’ve always loved photographing pets as much as weddings and have really made it a point recently to market myself towards the pet community. I’ve received an overwhelming response of support and love and am now booking a ton of pet portraits. Pets are just as important as any other family member, and the sessions always make me smile seeing those little spoiled dogs and cats!
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3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?
 
The furry children of the couple are always welcome in the wedding and in all portrait sessions. Pets are part of the family and I treat them as such. I always hold pre-event and pre-session consultations to make sure that there is a plan for the dogs (sometimes the couple wants the dogs in all pictures, some only a few, so we need to find out where the dogs will be during the time spent without them). I also encourage clients to keep plenty of treats and the dogs’ favorite toys on hand to create a happy, relaxed atmosphere.   
 
4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?
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I’ve photographed a wedding where there were two young flower girls who walked the couple’s two dogs down the aisle. The flower girls were wearing angel wings, and so were the dogs. 🙂 It made everyone smile!
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5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!
 
I’m going to go against the grain here and announce that I have two cats! 🙂 Although they’re kind of like dogs as they frequently chase their tails in a circle and drink out of the toilet. 😦 Their names are Buckles and Dolfy. They’re both rescues from a shelter.

 

 
CAROLYN SCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

Carolyn and Geoff

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Raleigh, NC Area and Destination Weddings.
 
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Daylight Savings Time at last! More sunlight and warmth to have your Dog at your Wedding Ceremony, your way !!

Reposted from Wedaholic.com
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Pets At Weddings – Tips For Getting Your Dog, Cat or Even Horse Involved!

Date: July 14, 2006   Author: Emily

It’s all very well having butterflies or doves released at your wedding to symbolize the love, fidelity and union of your relationship, but is it really wise to include your own pets in your wedding day? Are you just asking for trouble by choosing to include your pet in such a momentous occasion?

The Popular Trend

Dogs in particular are becoming the new untraditional participants in wedding ceremonies. They are either being entrusted with roles such as ring bearers, bridesmaids, and groomsmen or are simply present during the ceremony to bear witness to their owner’s nuptials. This is probably because dogs are the most socially acceptable pet to be seen out and about with in public and also because they can be trained quite easily to perform at your wedding.

When Jane McBride walks down the aisle in Chicago this September she has handed the role of ring bearer to her Mufasa, an 85-pound Akita-shepherd mix. She has already chosen Mufasa’s wedding attire – a multicolored bow tie that will hold the wedding rings. Jane admitted to the Chicago Tribune that she would never consider leaving Mufasa at home on her wedding day.

One of the family!

According to Palmspringslife.com  Mindy Weiss, a wedding planner based in Los Angeles, who has coordinated the happy occasion for numerous celebrities, says that “I find that about 30 percent of my weddings involve pets.” Many couples consider their pets to be part of their family or their best friends so it is only right that their pet should be given a starring role in their wedding day.

For their Californian wedding Myra and John Pugh had their 75-pound Akita-German shepherd mix dog Joy accompany a groomsman down the aisle sporting a collar of red roses and greenery. Palmspringslife.com reports that Joy wagged her tail in approval as the couple made their wedding vows. Myra said “She is a huge part of our life. During the wedding, she didn’t bark once. I think she knew that this was serious stuff.” If you are an animal lover then including your pet in your wedding day is no different to inviting your family and friends.

Alice Moon-Fanelli, a certified applied animal behaviorist and assistant professor at Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass. says “Including pets is a statement of solidarity by the couple who mutually agree that the pet plays a major role in both of their lives.”

An increasing number of modern couples are treating their pets as children. Sheila Spitza, co-owner of Wet Nose Pet Spa in Geneva, Illinois says “Couples don’t have children, but they do have a dog, so it only makes sense that they would stand up in their wedding”.

According to Cleveland.com Laura and Bob Mutsko who tied the knot at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Mentor in 1999, had a traditional wedding ceremony but had their “only child” their 4 year old dog Murphy walk up the aisle with them and present their rings and sat amongst the congregation. “Several of the guests came just to see Murphy” Laura says.

Personally, I wanted to have photos taken with my dog on my wedding day and to spend some time with him on the morning of the wedding. This worked out perfectly and he looked very dapper in his tartan bow! Whilst everyone else rushed aroun d me in a mad panic on the morning of my wedding I chilled out in the sunshine outside with my dog – he totally kept me calm. It was the perfect way to start my wedding day!

You’re in good company!

Although it is not the norm for couples to include their dogs in their weddings, be assured that it is not just wacky dog lovers who are doing it. Celebrities are indulging in this new trend too!

♥ When Premiership footballer Ashley Cole and singer Cheryl Tweedy get married tomorrow at Highclere Castle in Berkshire their pet chihuahua Buster will be playing a part in their wedding. Cheryl’s Girls Aloud bridesmaids have bought Buster a wedding outfit with “Cheryl & Ashley” written on it in diamante.

♥ For her London wedding to Gavin Rossdale, singer Gwen Stefani was escorted down the aisle by her sheepdog Winston, who was decked out in a rose-covered collar and lead.

♥ Tori Spelling wanted her beloved pug Mimi Larue to look her best as she served as flower girl and ring bearer at Tori’s wedding, so she hired a special fashion designer to create her wedding outfit.

♥ Comedian and Hollywood star Adam Sandler had his dogs Matzoball (pulled down the aisle in a wagon) and Meatball at his Malibu wedding. Meatball was his “best dog” and was dressed in a tux with a yarmulke on his head.

Advantages of having your pet participate in your wedding day:

♥ I think it’s a lovely way to personalize your wedding day and to bring a smile to everyone’s faces. You don’t have to dress your pet in a tuxedo to raise a smile from your guests – the novelty of a pet being present at your wedding will be enough to make them smile.

♥  It makes your wedding less of a formal occasion and can lighten up the mood which is always a good thing. Weddings are not supposed to be somber affairs!

♥ If you do not have nieces, nephews or little ones to act as flower girls or page boys then a pet is a perfect alternative! In the same way they love to see a cute flower girl or page boy walking up the aisle, on the whole wedding guests do enjoy seeing a dog walk down the aisle – it brings a fun element to the wedding.

Get permission!

♥ The first thing to do if you plan to include your dog in your wedding party is to check with the officiant. Make it clear to them what your dog’s role in the wedding will be. Ensure that they are comfortable with this idea.

♥ You should also check with your ceremony and/or reception venue whether dogs are allowed. This is really important and you should not leave something like this to chance on the day – refusal to allow your dog entry to the venue because you have not received permission prior to the wedding would cause unnecessary upset on your special day. Ask in advance so that you can either plan to include your dog in the wedding or make alternative arrangements for his care on your wedding day.

Are they up to the job?

You must ask yourself if your dog is well-behaved enough to participate in your wedding. Be honest with yourself. Just as a cute dog will always be remembered on your wedding day, so too will a naughty unruly dog. You don’t want your wedding day to be spoiled by a ‘doggie disaster!’

Here are some points to consider:

♥ First and foremost think of your dog’s comfort. Will he be comfortable attending your wedding? Will he have to travel a long distance to get there? If the answer is he would be more comfortable at home, and if this is an option, then you should do what is best for your dog.

♥ You should assess how your dog reacts to large crowds and to noisy situations. Does it bother your dog? Do you think he would rather not be there? You know your dog so use your own judgment on this one.

♥ Does your dog have unpredictable behavior? Of course, like children, you cannot predict exactly how they are going to behave on the day of the wedding but if you have any doubts that the dog might get over-excited or aggressive it is best not to include them in your wedding ceremony.

♥ Is your dog well-trained? What is his obedience level? Does he respond to commands? A dog that has yet to master simple commands such as “sit” and “stay” might not be suitable to be included in your wedding. This is very important if you intend on giving them a role in the wedding where they are expected to follow orders (e.g. walk down aisle and wait patiently whilst you untie the rings from around his neck). Unless you are absolutely certain that your pet can be counted on to behave during your wedding ceremony then it might be better to have them participate in the wedding photos and leave it at that.

Wedding roles for your pet:

You should choose a role for your pet in your wedding which is appropriate to their temperament and behavior. A dog who is highly energetic will need to be kept on a leash throughout the wedding ceremony whereas a lapdog might be quite happy to be held by one of the wedding attendants/guests during the ceremony.

Here are some ideas for roles in your wedding for your pet:

♥ The popular choice is to have your dog bring the rings down the aisle on a satin pillow or in a small bag tied to his collar. Bridalpeople.com have a really cute ring pillow which attaches to the collar with 2 Velcro fasteners. The pillow shown here is suitable for medium and large breed dogs but there are lots of smaller pillows available on the dog clothing stores listed below or on eBay. You could even make a pillow yourself.

♥ If your dog is really well trained he could carry the rings down the aisle in a pouch using his mouth – this is guaranteed to get gasps of delight from your wedding guests!

♥ How about having your pet accompany you to the altar. This might be a popular choice if the alternative for you or your partner is walking down the aisle alone.

♥ You could have your dog act as flower dog and carry flowers in his mouth or a basket of flowers if at all possible. Do make sure beforehand that they are not toxic to your dog and will not present a choking hazard to him.

♥ It is becoming popular nowadays for dogs to stand as maid-of-honor and best man. Have one of the other wedding attendants walk your dog down the aisle so that they can stand proudly next to you during the ceremony.

♥ Rather than carring a bouquet of flowers you could carry your dog (if he is small enough) down the aisle. Make sure that someone is willing to hold your dog during the ceremony though – you can’t exchange rings holding your pup!

♥ If your venue does not allow your pet to participate in your wedding then why not just have them included in your wedding photos. That is what I did as our wedding venue did not allow dogs. I had the best of both worlds as my dog got to have some fun meeting and greeting all the wedding guests in the gardens of the venue whilst the photos were being taken and then my bridesmaid’s mother kindly collected him and took care of him for the rest of the day, so I was able to relax knowing that he was being well taken care of!

♥ Do you own a pet which is small and quite patient? Would it be willing to sit in the arms of one of your wedding guests? If you think it would be safer and the pet would be more comfortable then keep them secured in their carrier during the ceremony.

♥ As mentioned, dogs are the traditional choice of pets at weddings but if you have a smaller, less social pets such as a hamster, lizard, guinea pig or even snake which you desperately want to bear witness to your nuptials perhaps you could place its cage nearby as you exchange vows or have one of the (willing) wedding guests hold it during the ceremony!

Tips for getting the best out of your pet on your wedding day:

♥ If it is paramount to you that your dog plays a key role in your wedding then, for his comfort, perhaps you could choose a dog-friendly venue for the ceremony and/or reception. The ideal venue would be outdoor such as a park, arboretum, beach or somebody’s garden in their backyard!

♥ A lot of dogs can’t handle the heat so if it is a hot day either reconsider having your dog in your wedding party or ensure that they are able to sit in the shade or (even better) an air-conditioned room during the ceremony or reception until the sun has gone down. Do make sure that your dog has access to fresh water if it is a hot day.♥

♥ Sometimes it is best to draft in professional help to look after your dog. After all which member of your bridal party is going to want to scoop your dog’s mess of the lawn during your wedding reception! Delegating the pet-handling task to a professional will alleviate unnecessary stress on you, your partner and your wedding guests. You should definitely consider hiring a pet coordinator or pet-sitter who will be responsible for dressing your dog on the morning of the wedding, transporting him to and from the reception, ensuring he gets fed, watered and takes toilet breaks and deals with any antisocial doggie behavior. The hire cost depends on how long you need the dog handler for.

♥ If possible make sure your dog is familiar with the ceremony and reception spaces so that they know how to sit comfortably there. It is a good idea to include your dog in the rehearsal so that your dog can get to know strangers he will encounter during the wedding as well as his new surroundings. This is also a great way of checking out, from your dog’s point of view, what possible hazards there could be for your dog on the wedding day, including toxic plants, swimming pools or other animals which might distract him during the wedding ceremony.

♥ If you intend on having your dog sit in the receiving line then practice beforehand so that he gets used this. The earlier you start this sort of training the better.

♥ If you are getting married out of town remember to make sure that you book accommodation for your dog at a pet-welcoming hotel.

♥ It is important that whoever is handling your dog on the day of the wedding (whether it is a professional or one of your bridal party) is aware of the timings of key events in the wedding ceremony and reception. They need to have time to walk your dog and make sure that he is well exercised and has used up some of his energy so that he can walk calmly down the aisle or sit patiently during the ceremony.

♥ Avoid giving your dog too much food or water immediately prior to and during the ceremony. This will help to prevent unwanted toileting accidents!

♥ It is important to ensure that whoever is walking the dog down the aisle is strong enough to control the dog. The last thing you want is your bridesmaid being dragged down the aisle on the end of a dog leash Indiana Jones-style!

♥ Make sure that your dog is not permitted to run around unsupervised, especially if there are children present at your wedding that your dog is unused to. Your dog might behave like an angel usually but if he is provoked by a child wielding a stick up his bottom you don’t know how he might react!

♥ Have a plan in place that if your dog becomes tired or antisocial he can be discreetly taken away from the wedding ceremony or reception and cared for – this is a good reason to employ a professional dog-sitter as your attendance is not going to want to miss out on the wedding because of your dog!

♥ You must be flexible if you are including your dog in your wedding ceremony. Anything can happen and you have to be prepared for that, to have measures put in place to deal with dog emergencies and be able to laugh it off!

♥ Never cause your dog any unnecessary stress. If you feel it is necessary bring their cage with them so that they can be locked up safely and comfortably if your wedding proves to be a bit too much for them.

♥ If you have a totally unpredictable dog but you really want them to participate in your wedding, have a parent or friend lead to the alter to deliver your wedding rings during the ceremony and then they can lead the dog away immediately before he has a chance to do anything mischievous!

Wedding attire for your pet:

To help your dog look the part for your wedding, outfit them for the occasion. Some ideas for doggie wedding attire are:

♥ A simple bow tie, bandana or ribbon around your pet’s neck to match the color theme of your wedding (my dog wore a tartan ribbon for my wedding photos – very simple but incredibly cute!).

♥ A new collar and leash that match your wedding colors.

♥ A dog tuxedo, formal dress or t-shirt with printed words on it. According to the owner of a dog wedding apparel store the bridesmaid’s gowns and ring-bearer tuxes are increasingly the best-selling items.

Personally I think that just the fact that your pet is attending your wedding will be cute enough for your guests so there is really nor a great need to dress them up in formal wedding attire. It is you decision though – do what you think is best for you and your beloved pet!

Unless you are absolutely certain that your pet can be counted on to behave during your wedding then it might be better to have them participate in the wedding photos and leave it at that.

Of course some dogs at weddings probably turn out to be better behaved than the human wedding guests! My opinion is that if your pet is important to you and your fiancé,  and you don’t mind sharing your spotlight with a four legged friend, then embrace the new trend and include them in your wedding – it is your special day and you don’t want to have any regrets!

Spring Brides are in the air, if you try you can almost smell the Flowers! Meanwhile, check out the great photography from EMinDee Images!

Vow-wow-wow proudly presents another great Wedding Pro, Stephanie Hickerty of  Emindee Images in Florida… have a look! Stephanie’s work just speaks volumes about her dedication to her craft, and her passion for the ‘moments in time’ that she expertly captures for you with her lens. Go look at her website, check out her Blog. I am sure you will be as impressed as we were here at Vow-wow-wow, when we first saw her brilliant photography! – Gary
 
 
 
 
1. My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help  us?
 
I love dogs…I have 2 myself.  I’ll be more than happy to photograph your dogs with you….and if you let me know what kind of dog(s) you belong to, I may carry a treat or three in my pocket!

2. Tell us about your business.
 
I’m a “passionate” wedding photographer.  I’m passionate about my couples and I’m passionate about my photography.  I love capturing those details, special moments, and emotions…all those things that will make you catch your breath when you look at your photos.  

3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?
 
I shoot them!  No not literally….just with my camera! lol  As a dog lover, I love to shoot owners interacting with their dogs. 🙂

4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?
 
I shot one wedding where the dog wasn’t allowed to attend (he’s an undercover Homeland Security dog….shhhhh).  The bride & groom had someone drive almost an hour each way to pick up their dog and bring him to the venue so they could get some shots outside with their dog.  Their dog really loved his owner’s bouquet….the photo shoot turned into a game of keep away! lol  He did get his paws on it eventually and took a few bites of the flowers.  We were able to resurrect her bouquet a bit after he left.  The bride had a great sense of humor, thank goodness.

 
5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!
 
I just love my dogs!  They’re both rescue dogs.  Holly is the most wonderful, docile Golden Retriever/German Shepard mix and is now about 14 years old.  I rescued her from the animal shelter almost 9 years ago.  About 6 months after Holly joined our family, I got a call from a friend…who had a friend that needed to get rid of the dog he just rescued.  I offered to house the dog temporarily until I could find her a home.  Well….you know how those stories go.  I became the proud owner of Jesse, then a 4 year old)…a very hyper border collie that loves bubbles and frisbees.  And when those aren’t available, she’s more than willing to bring you any sock she can find in order to play fetch.  They are two total opposites…crazy hyper but sweet, and totally calm and even sweeter.  Yep, they’re my constant pals when I’m editing.  I’d take them on shoots, but Holly would drive everyone crazy trying to get petted, and Jesse would drive everyone crazy wanting to play! lol   

 

   

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Hickerty

“Passionate Photography”
… serving South Florida, The Florida Panhandle, and Destination Weddings

Website: www.EMinDeeimages.com


 

phone: 561-308-7984

 

Puppy love: More pets partake in even formal Weddings!

reprinted from:

    By Sharon L. Peters   Special for USA TODAY Updated 6/26/2009

Wedding attendants are going to the dogs.

Pet-loving couples are increasingly including their dogs (and other pets, to a much lesser degree) in the wedding parties of some very formal weddings — decking them out in silk and satin and including them in the receiving line, on the program and in the portraits.

“Many people think of their pets as family members, and they wouldn’t think of having a special day like this without that member,” says Celina Bojorquez, co-owner of Beverly Hills Mutt Club, purveyor of upscale accessories like doggie tuxedos ($70 and up) and couture dresses ($170 to $500).

The shop has outfitted canines for scores of  weddings in the last couple of years. Not all have been done up in full-dress regalia; some have merely donned accessories for a little special-day
elegance. Bojorquez has sold dog-besotted soon-to-weds silk ties and bow ties for their four-legged pals, satin bandanas, crystal leads and collars, and, in one case, a gold harness and leash to match the bride’s gold dress.

Though pets have long been part of casual weddings in  meadows, on mountaintops and at the seashore, their participation in chichi affairs at the most ornate churches and refined locales is a more recent phenomenon.

Increased numbers not withstanding, not everyone is completely enchanted with the notion of animals in the aisles or at the altar. Many locales prohibit them; many families and wedding planners discourage their participation.

Lynda Barness of I Do Wedding Consulting in Philadelphia always warns couples of the potential
perils — “animals are animals, and they can do animal things,” she says — and so far all her clients
have concluded that including pets in the wedding party isn’t necessary. “But as part of the portraits, that’s just fine.”

Her concerns range from potty issues to a dog acting up because it’s not used to being in a room with 300 people to the fact that “the bride and the room and others in the wedding party have
enough to tend to that day.” Also, “if a dog isn’t used to wearing a top hat, there may be issues.”

Beth Anstandig of Los Gatos, Calif., acknowledges there may be matters to work out but says having her own two border collies involved made her wedding day even more special. “The guests loved it,” she says. And she and her husband cherish the photos featuring the dogs — especially because both have since died. “We are so happy to be able to look back and remember them as they were on that day.”

He’s a loved one, too

“The family was a little skeptical,” Kaycee English says with a chuckle about the moment last year
when she announced that Bowser, the Australian shepherd pup she and John English had fallen for on Petfinder.com, would be part of her fancy wedding. “Bowser had instantly become a family member.” They adopted him from Purrs and Pups Animal Rescue in Riverdale, N.J., weeks before their wedding day.

“The people I loved would be there, and there was no way Bowser wouldn’t be,” says English, of Freehold, N.J., who works for the Make-A-Wish  Foundation. So she bought Bowser a canine ring-bearer outfit, and he pulled off his wedding-day role without incident (dissolving a worried dad’s concern about crazy-dog potential and lost rings).

No pets? ‘Unimaginable’

Los Gatos, Calif., psychotherapist Beth Anstandig was something of a trendsetter when, five years ago, she informed her stunned parents that her beloved border collies, Levi, 11, and blue-eyed Frank, 9, would be attending her very fancy, very formal wedding.

The dogs had joined her on road trips, seen her through grad school, accompanied her to classes
when she was a teacher and “helped me grow up,” she says. It would have been “unimaginable” to have such an important day without them.

Her fiancé, Eric Killough, had grown to love the dogs, too. He joked that he intended to have an
“adoption ceremony” to formalize his relationship with them.

On the wedding day, a groomsman walked Levi and Frank down the aisle to the altar, and there they remained quietly throughout the vows. “They weren’t there because it was cute to have them there,” Anstandig says. “They were there because they belonged there. It would have felt incomplete without them.”

Speak now or forever hold your pooch

Jessica Sempek of Skokie, Ill., encountered some “naysayers who thought it was strange” when the topic of Emmie and Lady Bug being part of the ceremony arose during the planning of her elegant wedding to Scott Stewart last summer. But those voices were quickly silenced.

“We have two of the most amazing girls,” Sempek says. The couple adopted the two mixed-breed Kentucky-born rescues months apart from Heavenly Hearts Rescue of Southeastern Wisconsin.

When the couple — she works for the American Medical Association, he’s a hospice nurse —
exchanged vows, the two dogs were at the altar.  They were walked down the aisle on rhinestone leashes by the groom’s nephew.

GusGus steals the show, and Shelley Paulson Photography captures every Barking Wedding Moment!

from Shelley Paulson Photography:
 
I’ve known the Seward family for years, and first met GusGus, the Jack Russell terrier, when he was just a little puppy. I’ve watched him grow up to be quite the dog! I’m not really sure he believes he is a dog, and has the “larger than life” personality to prove it. 
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When I found out that Jennifer was getting married, and that GusGus was the ring bearer for her wedding, I smiled ear to ear! The day of the wedding, GusGus was like the “host” of the wedding, wandering from group to group, greeting them, spreading his charm all over the farm. During the reception dance, GusGus even boogied with guests!
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He came along with us on the portrait session right after the wedding, and Jennifer was able to get some really sweet photos of the two of them together. At the end of the night, GusGus seemed pretty pooped out, but also quite satisfied at a job well done.
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1. My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help  us?
As a photographer, I love to see unique elements included in each couple’s wedding day! Dogs can add a bit of fun and unpredictability to your wedding story. Because my style is heavily documentary, I will be there to capture your day as it unfolds. 
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2. Tell us about your business.
My wedding photography business is a “boutique” style studio, where I take only under 20 weddings a year in order to give my clients the highest level of creativity and care. My style is to portray the beauty and feeling of real life, and tell the genuine story at each wedding I photograph.
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3. How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?
I am an animal lover and have years of experience being around dogs. I will be comfortable interacting with them and totally understand why you would want your dog in your wedding. If I were to get married again, you’d better believe MY dog would be part of the day. 🙂
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4. Do you have a great dog/wedding story?
My favorite dog/wedding story is from a 2010 wedding, where GusGus was caught dancing with a female guest, and I have the photo to prove it!
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5. Tell us about YOUR dogs!
My miniature schnauzer, Toby, is the love of my life. He’s just a year and a half old, but he has totally stolen my heart. He loves belly rubs, cuddling, and playing with one of his (too) many toys. 
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Shelley Paulson
 
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Office 763.682.3436
Cell     763.458.3697
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Web Site:      http://www.shelleypaulson.com
 
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Jason Crader Photography shares a story about a very special Wedding, of course with dogs too!

Vow-wow-wow is very pleased to present Jason Crader Photography from Little Rock, Arkansas. Our dog friendly colleague, Lisa Shoemake, an Arkansas Wedding Officiant, let us know about Jason, who photographed Misty and David’s Wedding.

Please take a few moments to read Jason’s post about this special Wedding. We think you will agree that THIS is what Weddings are all about, to be inclusive of all those you love and want to share your special day with. Misty and David went to extreme lengths to give that gift to their loved ones, and to themselves. We want to congratulate Misty and David, and wish them nothing but happiness in their life together.

Thank you for sharing Jason’s photography, and by extension, this emotional story with us, Lisa! We are happy to share Jason’s story of that special day with you. – Gary, Vow-wow-wow

From Jason Crader:

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of photographing Misty & David’s wedding at the Old Gin in Conway, AR. This is a very special couple who live in New York. Their original plans were to be married later this year in Puerto Rico where David’s family resides, but those plans had to change. Misty’s father, who lives in Arkansas, recently had a stroke which left him hospitalized. Misty and David decided to move the date up and bring the wedding to her father who cannot travel.

As many of you know, last Sunday was when Arkansas was hit by a big snow storm. Misty’s brothers had made arrangements to check their father out of the Little Rock hospital that he was in, so he could attend the ceremony. The only problem was that the doctors at the hospital didn’t want to release him due to the weather and his condition.

Misty’s family was at the hospital early Sunday morning to begin the procedures for checking him out. They were to have a nurse travel with them to the Old Gin in Conway to help make sure he was OK for the day. As they were waiting for the nurse to arrive, the snow began to fall. It snowed and snowed and snowed and the nurse was unable to make it to the hospital. Misty’s family was not going to let their father miss the ceremony and they were able to finally check him out of the hospital but then they had the snow to deal with.

The snow wasn’t a problem but the traffic between Little Rock and Conway was. The ceremony was originally to start at 3PM. Misty and David didn’t get married until after 7PM. Misty’s family got stuck on the interstate for close to 4 hours. They persevered though and made it.

It was the most emotional event I’ve ever witnessed at a wedding to see Misty’s father’s face and reaction when he saw her after having to wait all day to make it to her wedding. The stroke left her father wheelchair bound and mute but hopefully you’ll be able to tell by the images below how happy he was to see his daughter and soon to be son-in-law.

This was a very special wedding. If this is any indication of how great the 2011 wedding season is going to be for me then I am in for a wonderful ride this year. I was so honored to be part of this. Just seeing her dad’s reaction was worth all the trials that everyone had to endure that day. This is why I love being a wedding photographer. At the end of the night, her father motioned for me to come to him and he took my hand and pressed his face next to it to let me know how thankful he was. It was a great night that I will never forget.

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VENDOR LOVE

All of the vendors were AMAZING at this wedding. They all stayed well past their scheduled times to make sure Misty and David’s day was special and none of them complained. Many of them were in tears when Misty’s father finally entered the building.

  • Lisa Shoemake, Officiant  
  • Robinwood Bed and Breakfast – The couple and their families stayed at the Robinwood B&B in Little Rock, AR. This is where they also got ready for the wedding. Karen Ford, the innkeeper, was wonderful the whole time I was there. The couple had nothing but wondeful things to say about their stay at this bed and breakfast. Karen informed me that they also are able to accomodate smaller weddings inside the B&B. I was very impressed by everything from the interior decorations to the hospitatlity of Karen and Miriam.
  • Katy Wade of Salon Avatar in Little Rock did Misty’s hair and makeup. She was wonderful and very professional. She also made a house call on a Sunday which many stylists don’t do.
  • The Old Gin in Conway, was the venue site of the ceremony and reception. The staff onsite were all very helpful and understanding. It’s a nice small space for a wedding & reception.
  • Little Rock Entertainment Agency were the DJ’s for the event. I’ve worked with them in the past and they did another amazing job!

 Contact Us

Jason Crader Photography

Little Rock, Arkansas

Phone: 501.940.1370

Email: jason@jasoncrader.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jasoncrader

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasoncrader

Not just a Wedding Album, but a Documentary of your Wedding Day and your Dog, expertly photographed by AGAiMAGES!

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From Celia Milton   President, Vow-wow-wow …

Aga and Marcin are partners in life and in art; and their art happens to be documentary photography. For lucky brides on the east coast, they cover NYC, Hudson Valley and New Jersey parts of Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Long Island. (They also do Destination Weddings, just ask!) They bring a sensitivity and intuition to each wedding; an almost innate communication between them that results in stunning images that tell your story….and your dog’s! 

 
 From our interview with Aga and Marcin of
A G A i M A G E S ……  
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My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco! 

Yes! We love the idea of dogs being included in weddings! They are your furry kids and deserve a special spot. We love including them in the photos and work hard to show their free spirits, their love and devotion for you on your special day. Since we are not your traditional wedding photographers, we want to tell unique stories of each couple, and their families, in the most real, adorable way.

Tell us about your business?

We are a photographer couple specializing in fine art documentary wedding photography. We shoot limited portraits and love including dogs/animals in them. Our motto is quality and simplicity. We want your photos to be real, documentary and instantly classic.

 Tell us about YOUR dogs! 

We have a rescue pit named Luna, and if you check out our blog there are plenty photographs of her there. We are really into rescuing dogs, and have volunteered with a local shelter for a long time. We plan of having few more rescued dogs in the future! 

(Editor’s Note: From the AGAiMAGES site, a few sentences that express how committed to canines Aga and Marcin really are:

 OUR DOG, LUNA, IS OUR OFFICE MANAGER. OF COURSE, WE ♥ HER. SHE INSPECTS ALL PACKAGES THAT COME IN AND OUT OF OUR OFFICE. IN ADDITION, BEFORE EACH WEDDING SHE CHECKS IF ALL EQUIPMENT IS IN ORDER AND PACKED, AND AFTER WE RETURN FROM EACH WEDDING, SHE INSISTS TO GO THROUGH OUR BAGS AGAIN TO SEE IF EVERYTHING IS BACK WITH US. SHE’S AWESOME. WE PAY HER IN BISCUITS; HER FAVORITE ONES ARE “SNACKIN’ SLICES”. )

 

A G A i M A G E S

FINE ART DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY by AGA + MARCIN

 

AWARD WINNING members of:

WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST ASSOCIATION

AWPJA

MODERN PHOTOGRAPHERS

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

NEW YORK + NEW JERSEY + DESTINATION WEDDINGS

New York City and Northern New Jersey  

Web: www.agaimages.com

Email: info@agaimages.com

Phone: 917-584-9890

 



Your Dog is in your Wedding! Daniel Hedden Photography will capture the unique moments in time that make you howl with delight!

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Daniel Hedden Photography, LLC

“Dan is one of my favorite photographers, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with him many times.  His eye for great shots is impeccable; his personality is calm and professional, and he is almost invisible on your wedding day (this is a GOOD thing!)  We’re delighted to count him among our pros who can include your doggies on your day! – Celia Milton

1. My fiancée and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help us?

As a long-time wedding professional, portrait photographer of people and pets, commercial pet photographer and dog owner, I’m uniquely experienced with photographing pets in many situations. I can provide advice based on my experience and also handle anything you may have in mind for your wedding photography needs.

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Anahi Navarro will make your Dogs look Fabulous, and your Wedding Photography Brilliant!

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Anahi Navarro Photography….
 
My fiance and I can’t wait to have our wedding and include Sparky and Rocco.  How can you help  us?

I am always so glad to hear a couple wanting to include their furry kids in their wedding day, or other sessions.  Part of my planning for their inclusion will depend on the venues, but either way we will plan the logistics to make it work.  We love to capture all aspects of your life and feel that the inclusion of your pets brings out great emotion and moments for your imagery.

Tell us about your business.

We are a full time Wedding and outdoor portrait photography business.  We love what we do and are dedicated 100% in the capturing of great images and moments for our brides and treasured clients.

How do you accommodate dogs and their owners?

We make it a point in all of or consultations to ask about pets.  We love to include them in sessions 🙂

Anahi Navarro Photography
unexpected.exciting.passionate.
Website: www.anahiphotoart.com
Blog:        www.anahiphotoartblog.com
email:   anahi@anahiphotoart.com
phone: 956.266.1344  

Celia Milton to officiate at a “A Valentines Wedding”, along with the Stars of the new Reality Show “Doggie Moms”!

Please help support a very worthy ‘Canine Cause’. Celia will be there to marry ‘Lady B & Giorgio’ on February 12th, in a ceremony that is sure to bring howls (from all the other dogs, and maybe a few Doggie Moms). Please click on the link for Canine Celebrations to donate or for more information, and please come join us for a special afternoon in support of Dogs.

Thanks so much …..

Celia, Michael, Gary, Sophie, and Sparky – Vow-wow-wow

It would only make sense that the stars of the new much anticipated reality show Doggie Moms would be attending Canine Celebrations Valentines Day Wedding between Lady B & Giorgio!Doggie Moms follows a group of New York City women whose lives revolve entirely around their dogs – doggie dates, birthday parties, weddings, meet-ups, pageants, fashion shows, costume contests, fundraisers, you name it. These doggie moms are tenacious about ensuring the best for their babies, pinning all of their hopes and dreams on their four-legged, furry “children” Please join all of us for an afternoon that is sure to keep your tails wagging!!!

God willing there won’t be any Fur a flying!!

Feb 12, 2011

1-3PM

Petco

1280 Lexington Avenue, NY NY 10028

Ceremony at 2PM performed by Celia Milton

Followed by reception

Wedding Cake & treats for both 2 & 4 legged guests

MC Mike hosting the Post Wedding Raffle Party!

All proceeds from raffles purchased will be donated to Mighty Mutts & Ollie’s Place

Visit Canine Celebration for more info

*Canine Celebration is partnering with NYC Media, the official television, radio and online network of the City of New York for many reasons but the most important ones to me are that the series will also serve as a resource for pet owners in the City, sharing details about the guidelines behind licenses, transporting dogs, microchipping, spaying and neutering and more. Episodes will examine the importance of grooming and nutrition, adopting shelter pets, pet first aid, how to volunteer to help animals and more. The moms have a lot of heart too, working tirelessly to give back to the community, raising money for local animal shelters and other charities. Some have even prepared their pets to be therapy dogs who comfort the sick and elderly.

Some Great Dog Photography … for your eyes only!

Vow-wow-wow Presents:

Gandee Vasan Photographer

London

http://www.behance.net/gandee

http://www.gandeevasan.com

 

Gandee Vasan Photography

55 Warren Road

London, United Kingdom

SW19 2HY

The Wedding Central captures the story your Wedding Day tells, and your Dog’s special role on that day, with brilliant Photography and Videography!

  

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From Gaby and Danny at The Wedding Central:

“I love dogs, and we are super excited any time a couple tells us about their dream of having their dog carrying the rings down the aisle in a little pillow tied to their collar. Oh, maybe that was me who wanted that. Planning is key if you want your dog included in your wedding pictures. Pictures with dogs take a while because they need special attention and patience. We recommend allowing extra time just for pictures with them. 

We are a husband and wife team of wedding photographer and wedding videographer dedicated to capturing spontaneous and vibrant images to tell your wedding story. We want our images to reflect love, romance and joy, so we approach every wedding with a photojournalistic and documentarian eye to capture every moment as it happens, unscripted. 

I love how brides and grooms want their dogs to look at the camera when posing next to them. So everyone will be posed and looking at the camera except the dog. Bride or groom will make anything possible to get it to look at the camera. Dog will look at the camera and bride and groom will be making all kinds of funny things and faces. For me, these are the funniest, and personally my favorite pictures.   

I’ve had a few dogs over time. I had my first dog when I was thirteen. It was a papillon with lots of fluffy hair, and I swear it was cutest thing ever. But poor dog, I treated him like a baby. I would bathe him every day – yes every day, put baby cologne and powder, and put a pink ribbon even though it was a male. I just wanted him to look like in the movies. I used to take so many pictures of him that there were a couple of albums dedicated just to him.”
  
The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and cinema wedding video boutique that strives to bring contemporary wedding photography, and cinematic wedding videos. Their studio is located in Hoboken Weehawken area and covers weddings in Northern New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Central NJ,  and Manhattan and New York metro area.
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There are several ways to connect with Gaby and Danny:  Email, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, but they are firm believers that person to person still delivers the best communication.

(201) 867-3634

The Wedding Central
West New York, NJ

email: info@theweddingcentral.com

Facebook/TheWeddingCentral
Twitter
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Happy New Year from Vow-wow-wow!

2011 looks to be an exciting year for all of us ‘rescue dogs’ at Vow-wow-wow. We thought we would take this opportunity to wish you, and all of your loved ones, a very happy New Year.

If this is the year that you are going to get married, Congratulations! (English..lol)  Mazel Tov! (Hebrew)  ¡Enhorabuena! (Spanish)  Onnittelut! (Finnish)  Congratulazioni! (Italian)  Félicitations! (French) and Pongezi! (Swahili).

Pink Poodle courtesy of Deeva Beauty

We invite you come spend some time with us and learn how to include your best friend (canine variety) in your Wedding Ceremony, in your Wedding Celebration, or both. We plan on having all sorts of extremely valuable information about Dogs & Weddings!

Along the way, we hope to introduce you to some of the finest vendors in the Wedding Business – Dog Friendly Wedding Venues, Dog Friendly Destination Venues, and Photographers, Florists, Make Up Artists, Dog Groomers, Dog Trainers, Dog Handlers, and Veterinarians – All Dog Friendly! Of course!

 

We have some very exciting plans for this next year, and when the time is right, we promise you that you will be the first to know about them!

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Michael is on the right, with Sophie!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of our overall blog health ..we’re alive and kicking! !!

Healthy blog!

 
 
 

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on FIRE!

Crunchy numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

Is this the cutest puppy yet? I so want one!

In 2010, there were 11 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 318 pictures uploaded, taking up a total

of 59mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 2nd with 206 views. The most popular post that day was About Us.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, weddingwire.com, mail.yahoo.com, wedding.ebonito.com, and mail.live.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vowwowwow.wordpress.com, vow wow wow, vowwowwow, vowwowwow@wordpress.com, and vowwowwow wordpress.

Attractions in 2010

 

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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About Us September 2010
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A ‘Tail’ of Romance: Your Dog, Your Wedding, Your Way! December 2010

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Gallery

September 2010

 

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Our Vendors September 2010

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Slideshow November 2010

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Thank you for helping to launch Vow-wow-wow in 2010, just wait to see what we have in store for you in our dog house for 2011!

Please come join us in making Vow-wow-wow the premier online destination for all things Dogs & Weddings! Arf!

 

 

 

 

 

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