Understandably, the question everyone’s asked about my wedding is, “Were the dogs there?”
“Yes, so excited!”
“Me too! I can’t wait for the dogs to pull our flower girl down the aisle on the custom chariot I’m building!”
When it came to including the pups in our wedding ceremony I might have gotten slightly ahead of myself.
I imagined Penny up there next to Emily
And a dapper Eko sitting by my side
They would of course escort us down the aisle in a coordinated stride
In truth, I knew trying to involve the dogs in the ceremony would be a herculean task on top of the already large challenge of planning the wedding. Emily and I were married in a renovated warehouse that doubles as a vintage/antique store. All I could imagine was Penny getting loose and destroying the place.
A bull in a china shop looks timid compared to Penny
Arranging for care/transportation of the pups was a logistical nightmare as well. Most importantly, I wanted to make sure the day was about Emily, not the pups. With that in mind I happily shelved my dreams of an Eko/Penny drawn chariot.
That’s not to say I abandoned the idea completely. Thanks to the incredible efforts of a family friend, we had time to squeeze in one quick cameo…
I promise to share the full story once we get all of our photos from the day back. Trust me, it’s worth the wait!