Sacred Lands Wedding With Willow - St Pete, Florida

Willow the rescue made her mom & dad’s wedding day absolutely perfect!

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This adorable pit mix entered our annual #AdoptDontShop Rescue contest for her humans’ wedding at Sacred Lands!

Willow’s story is quite a special one. She even had her own “First Look” with mom & dad before the ceremony!

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She walked down the aisle like a pro in her fresh flower collar, and posed for photos after with the whole family!

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We asked Willow’s humans to share a little bit about why they chose to include her in their special day.

Why did you include your dog in your wedding?

Our furbabies are a part of our family, it wouldn’t feel right if they couldn’t be a part of the celebration!

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What is the story of how your dog became a part of the family?

I wanted a dog for as long as I could remember but my parents knew the responsibility that comes along with owning a dog so they wouldn’t allow it. Then one day, we were at The Florida Aquarium with our family and my father gave us a bag with dog treats in it - he finally gave us his blessing and support to get a dog! (My parents are our landlords). We saw Willow’s ad on Craigslist and almost didn’t go meet her since it said she was part Pitbull, boy are we glad we did! We met her at a gas station, she was covered in feces and flees and so scared. My [now] husband said even if we don’t keep her, we are not leaving this dog in this situation. She is truly one of the best things that have ever happened to us! Pits get a bad rep but she truly is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever met and we have learned not to judge a dog by its breed.

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Did you incorporate your dog into any other details on your wedding day?

Yes, we had a treat table for our guest’s fur babies who couldn’t make it to the “paw-ty” from our cat and dog. We also had a cut out of our cat’s face as a prop in our photobooth.

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All dogs are the best dogs, but tell us something that makes your dog special?

She is the sweetest dog we have ever met! She loves to cuddle and she follows me everywhere. She always makes sure to bring whoever walks into our house gifts (whatever is near her that can fit in her mouth- usually it’s a toy, article of clothing from doing laundry, a remote control, etc.).

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about your dog?

She has the best smelling Frito paws!

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Thanks so much for sharing your sweet girl’s story with us, Ivana & Mike! & Trust us, you don’t want to miss Willow’s adorable video below:

10% Of This Wedding Was Donated To // New Life Dog Rescue

Planner // Blue Skies Weddings & Events

Photographer // Concept Photography

Venue // Sacred Lands

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