30 Absolutely Adorable Puppies & Dogs at Real Weddings

Celebrate National Dog Day with these precious pets who had a role in their family's wedding.

Today is National Dog Day and to celebrate, we're sharing some of our favorite real wedding photos of newlyweds and their beloved pets. Will you be including man's best friend in your wedding day?

Photo: Simply Splendid

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; From Real Wedding: Destination Fête with Chapel Ceremony & Charming Tented Reception

suzanna villarreal kissing dog on cheek before wedding to alex wood wedding ideas
Photo by Jordan Voth Photography; From Real Wedding: Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Alex Wood's Romantic Fall Wedding

jillian murray and dean geyer wedding groomsman walking down aisle with dog
Photo by Jana Williams Photography; From Real Wedding: Actors Jillian Murray & Dean Geyer's Alfresco Wine Country Wedding

bride giving dog kiss before wedding portraits with puppy
Photo by TimWill Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Wedding & Indoor Reception with Organic, Natural Elements

cute little yorkie yorkshire terrier with miniature tuxedo outfit wedding ideas
Photo by Eli Turner Studios; From Real Wedding: Elegant & Romantic Jewish Ballroom Wedding in Washington, DC

bride with pet dog before wedding portrait with puppy
Photo by Liz Banfield; From Real Wedding: A Sophisticated, Playful Southern Jewish Wedding in Charleston

cute shiba inu puppy with black bow tie walking down wedding ceremony aisle
Photo by Jess + Nate Studios; From Real Wedding: Museum Wedding with Gorgeous Rooftop Ceremony in Washington, DC

cute dog with i loved her first sign around neck wedding ideas
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; From Real Wedding: Gorgeous Dallas Wedding with Outdoor Ceremony & Ballroom Reception

wedding ceremony outdoor young ring bearer pulling white wagon with little white dogs
Photo by Adam Barnes; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design; From Real Wedding: Elegant Real Wedding at a Charming Resort in the Countryside

cute photo of bride and groom in front of wedding ceremony venue with dog holding puppy
Photo by Sarah Bradshaw Photography; From Real Wedding: Stunning Military Wedding with Garden Ceremony in Washington, DC

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; From Real Wedding: The Bachelorette's Ashley Hebert & J.P. Rosenbaum Say "I Do"

Black frenchie french bull dog at wedding ceremony with greenery collar wedding
Photo by Carasco Photography; From Real Wedding: Traditional Ceremony & Glamorous Garden-Inspired Tented Reception

Bride with target dog with bright pink flowers on collar wedding
Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; From Real Wedding: Unique Wedding with Intricate Geometric Elements at Dallas Theatre

Big grey dog with tuxedo outfit in front of bride and groom at wedding
Photo by Clane Gessel Photography; From Real Wedding: Rustic-Inspired Summer Wedding at a Vineyard in Northern California

Little white dog with wedding dress flower girl
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding with Enchanted Forest Theme in Santa Barbara

Small white dog with tuxedo and yarmulke for jewish wedding
Photo by Gruber Photographers; From Real Wedding: Glamorous All-White Fall Wedding in New York City

Bride and groom holding small dogs at wedding ceremony outdoors
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; From Real Wedding: Timeless All-White Wedding in Beverly Hills, California

Cute cocker spaniel dog puppy in dress and leash with flowers wedding
Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography; From Real Wedding: Oceanfront Ceremony & Ballroom Reception in Southern California

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; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Glamorous & Sophisticated Garden-Themed Ballroom Wedding in Chicago

Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean wedding with little dog in attendance
Photo by Joshua Behan; From Real Wedding: Nikita Actors Lyndsy Fonseca & Noah Bean's Vineyard Wedding

Bride and groom with yorkie yorkshire terrier at wedding
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; From Real Wedding: California Oceanside Wedding with Natural Elements

Bride and groom kissing while puppy looks at camera flower collar
Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography; From Real Wedding: Vibrant, Colorful Seaside Wedding in Southern California

Lab dog with tuxedo outfit at wedding
Photo by KingenSmith; From Real Wedding: Elegant Wedding with Classic Black & White Color Palette in Chicago

Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt wedding french bulldog frenchie and pug at wedding ceremony
Photo by Kris Kan; From Real Wedding: Backstreet Boys Nick Carter's Santa Barbara, California Wedding

Flower girl walking two dogs down the aisle wedding ceremony
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Elegant All-White Wedding with Modern Details at Luxe Bel Air Hotel

Adrianna Costa TV host holding grey little dog at wedding
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; From Real Wedding: Entertainment Host Adrianna Costa's Desert Chic Wedding

Wedding guest holding dog at ceremony
Photo by Perez Photography; From Real Wedding: Persian-American Ceremony with Light-Hued Reception in Dallas

Cavalier King Charles dog puppy in audience of wedding ceremony
Photo by Style & Story Creative; From Real Wedding: Catholic Ceremony & Romantic Modern Outdoor Wedding Reception

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.