When you’re planning a wedding, there is so much to figure out. Which venue to have the reception, which photographer to hire, which puppies for you and your bridal party to hold.
Yes, puppies. One couple in Pennsylvania found a creative way to incorporate their passion for animal rescue into their wedding, held Sept. 10.
The bride, Sarah Mallouk Cain, is a founding board member of the Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, rescue group Pittes.Love.Peace, and instead of posing with flowers for the pre-wedding photo shoot, she and her bridal party held rescue puppies for some of the photos.
“Dogs truly have been the biggest part of my life,” Crain told Lancaster Online. “As a little kid, you’d always find me hanging out with animals instead of people. It only seemed fitting to try and include them in some small way.”
For the absolutely adorable shoot, the bridesmaids held coonhound-boxer sisters named after the first five U.S. first ladies — Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth and Louisa — while the beautiful bride carried a 9-week-old Pit Bull, rescued this summer from the streets of Brooklyn, named Biggie Smalls.
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And somehow the groom and groomsmen managed to steal the puppies away for a few pix of their own.
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The photos, taken by wedding photographer Caroline Logan, have since gone viral, with many media outlets picking up the story. Crain told Lancaster Online she hopes her photos will encourage people to become more involved with animal rescue and to appreciate Pit Bulls as a loving breed.
Several of the puppies are still available for adoption. For more information, visit the Pitties.Love.Peace Facebook page.