Dog at the wedding? Yes or no?
I know that many would not understand why a dog should be brought to a wedding. Someone could motivate the choice to include a dog at a wedding among the guests, exclusively with the desire to make some photographic shots more captivating and picturesque. But it would be someone who has never shared even one day of his life with such a creature.
Who has had this fortune or this privilege, makes no effort to consider it an integral part of the family in all respects, as they say … one of us. So no wonder or perplexity, if a dog, his dog, participates in the wedding and no doubt about the opportunity of his presence.
He has full rights, not only for the familiarity gained in sharing the same spaces and at the same time, but above all thanks and by virtue of his innate ability to participate with the same intensity, with his sensitivity, intelligence and empathy at such a moment engaging and decisive in the life of two people.
Motivated and justified the presence of dogs at the wedding, it is easy to make another consideration and that is how much this presence becomes a guarantee and a reason for lightness and playfulness.
How to promote it without losing or upsetting naturalness and spontaneity? Not transforming the presence of a dog at the wedding into something caricatural or ridiculous.
The dignity of a dog, and have a lot of believe it, must always be respected. So no ridiculous disguises or grotesque humanizations. Only small adequate accessories and some good ideas so that the dogs at the wedding can be considered equal to the other guests.
What to choose then? A bow tie for example or a small box to hang on the collar that contains the wedding rings. Any cue that serves not only to legitimize his presence in the most significant moments, but to transform them into occasions of amused joy.
Only in this way, a dog at the wedding can offer the most authentic sense of his participation and add to each photo the irresistible tenderness and sympathy that these incredible creatures can arouse.
If you are curious to find out how to bring a dog to the wedding, it can positively affect the photographs, take a look at the Story of Nathan & Lauren at Meleto Castle. I am sure that like me, you will fall in love with Jackson, their wonderful Golden Retriever!