We were lucky enough to spend lots of time getting to know Ace & Dakota & their parents. We spent the day together, helping to include them in the engagement photos.
There is no doubt that they are a big part of the family & we could see why! They each had so much personality & absolutely loved being around Mom & Dad & being a part of all the fun!
Here is what the Bride had to say about including Ace & Dakota in the wedding day!
Why did you include your dogs in your wedding?
We wanted to include Ace and Dakota in our wedding because they are part of our family. Our big day would not have felt complete without them there!
What is the story of how your dogs became a part of the family?
Chris and I are big animal lovers, but neither of us had any pets when we started dating. We had always talked about getting a dog, and about 3 years into our relationship Chris surprised me by stopping at an animal shelter on the way to my parents house for Christmas. We immediately fell in love with Ace and his permanent wink, and knew we had to take him home!
About 6 months later we went to the store to get some dog food and there happened to be an animal rescue there trying to get dogs from a high kill shelter adopted before they were put down. Before we knew it Chris had scooped up Dakota and she did not get put back down until we got home! We had already talked about Ace needing a buddy and Dakota was the perfect fit for our little family.
Did you incorporate your dogs into any other details on your wedding day?
We tried to incorporate our pups into as much as we could! We had them at our engagement photo shoot and they were on our invitations. We also had them added to our cake topper and in the photos that were used for the guest book and venue decor.
All dogs are the best dogs, but tell us something that makes your dogs special?
There is so much that makes these two special but I will try to keep it brief!
Ace of course has his signature one-eyed wink. He is the most loving dog ever - he literally sneaks into bed in the morning and crawls between us so he can maximize his snuggles. He was found in the woods in Georgia and lived a rough life before we found him, so if he does not absolutely have to go outside, the couch in the AC is where he will stay.
Dakota has the cutest little baby ears - they stopped growing when she was just a few months old and they are absolutely adorable. She loves belly rubs and will give you a huge grin if you scratch the right spot on top of her head! Unlike her brother, Dakota LOVES dirt - her favorite thing to do at the dog park is roll around in it until she’s completely covered.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about your dogs?
Our pups are such a huge part of our lives, we could not imagine it any other way. We are so grateful that FairyTail Pets was there to not only help us incorporate them into our wedding day, but to make sure they were comfortable and had tons of love and attention!