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!
Photo by Jordan Voth Photography; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events
Photo by TimWill Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas
Photo by Adam Barnes; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design
Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee
Photo by KingenSmith; Floral Design by HMR Designs
Photo by Perez Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas