30 Absolutely Adorable Puppies & Dogs at Real Weddings

Celebrate National Dog Day with these precious furry friends.

Today is National Dog Day and we're sharing some of our favorite real wedding photos of newlyweds and their beloved furry pals.

Photo: Jennefer Wilson Photography

Today – August 26th – is National Dog Day and we're sharing some of our favorite real wedding photos of newlyweds and their beloved furry pals. For some couples who can't imagine their big day without man's best friend, a pet-friendly venue is an absolute must. However, even if your venue doesn't allow dogs to walk down the aisle, we encourage you to get photos taken with your pup prior to the festivities. 

Whether they stand up with you at the ceremony as an honorary bridesmaid or groomsman, walk down the aisle as a flower girl or ring bearer, or join guests in the crowd as a witness to your nuptials, having your dog with you on the big day is high on many duos' lists of priorities. If you're having your pup attend the wedding, just be sure to have a plan: Will someone take him or her home after photos are taken, will they make an appearance at the reception only, or will you hire a professional to watch the dog on-site, so you can enjoy the festivities with all of your guests?

Regardless of how you and your future spouse choose to include your dog, the opportunity creates a great excuse to find adorable outfits and embellished collars for your pup – and the photos will be a wonderful addition to your wedding album. Celebrate National Dog Day with us by browsing through photos of pups who attended and took part in the real weddings below! For more inspiration from these events, be sure to click on each photo!

bride and groom holding cute french bull dog with custom collar and leash
Photo by Liz Banfield

suzanna villarreal kissing dog on cheek before wedding to alex wood wedding ideas
Photo by Jordan Voth Photography; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events

jillian murray and dean geyer wedding groomsman walking down aisle with dog
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

bride giving dog kiss before wedding portraits with puppy
Photo by TimWill Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture

cute little yorkie yorkshire terrier with miniature tuxedo outfit wedding ideas
Photo by Eli Turner Studios

bride with pet dog before wedding portrait with puppy
Photo by Liz Banfield

cute shiba inu puppy with black bow tie walking down wedding ceremony aisle
Photo by Jess + Nate Studios

cute dog with i loved her first sign around neck wedding ideas
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

wedding ceremony outdoor young ring bearer pulling white wagon with little white dogs
Photo by Adam Barnes; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design

cute photo of bride and groom in front of wedding ceremony venue with dog holding puppy
Photo by Sarah Bradshaw Photography

Two pomeranian dogs puppies in red wagon with pink flowers and wedding sign ceremony
Photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography

The Bachelorette Ashley Hebert wedding sister maid of honor carrying yorkie dog yorkshire terrier with flower girls ring bearers wedding
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Black frenchie french bull dog at wedding ceremony with greenery collar wedding
Photo by Carasco Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs

Bride with target dog with bright pink flowers on collar wedding
Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Big grey dog with tuxedo outfit in front of bride and groom at wedding
Photo by Clane Gessel Photography

Little white dog with wedding dress flower girl
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee

Small white dog with tuxedo and yarmulke for jewish wedding
Photo by Gruber Photographers

Bride and groom holding small dogs at wedding ceremony outdoors
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Cute cocker spaniel dog puppy in dress and leash with flowers wedding
Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography

Little dog chihuahua at wedding ceremony in tuxedo and top hat
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events

Golden doodle shaved dog with flower collar at wedding
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean wedding with little dog in attendance
Photo by Joshua Behan

Bride and groom with yorkie yorkshire terrier at wedding
Photo by Jose Villa Photography

Bride and groom kissing while puppy looks at camera flower collar
Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

Lab dog with tuxedo outfit at wedding
Photo by KingenSmith; Floral Design by HMR Designs

Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt wedding french bulldog frenchie and pug at wedding ceremony
Photo by Kris Kan

Flower girl walking two dogs down the aisle wedding ceremony
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Adrianna Costa TV host holding grey little dog at wedding
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

Wedding guest holding dog at ceremony
Photo by Perez Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Cavalier King Charles dog puppy in audience of wedding ceremony
Photo by Style & Story Creative

For more ideas, discover easy, adorable ways to include your dog in the wedding and read the pros and cons of having your pets included in your nuptials.