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Welcome to a brand new post series here on Pretty Fluffy: Dogs at Weddings! Due to the popularity of my original Dogs at Weddings post and all the questions I get about inspiration for including your favourite furry friend at your wedding, I thought it may be fun to start including some eye candy of gorgeous weddings featuring equally gorgeous dogs. And I have to admit we’re starting off with a doozy!
From the bride, Charlene:
Andrew and I were married in the historical Rocks district of Sydney on March 5. We chose the iconic Queen Victoria Building Tearooms as our reception venue as we felt it captured the elegant, vintage feel we wanted for the wedding. From the start I knew I wanted a wedding that was filled with personalised touches such as DIY fans for the ceremony, a dress up photo booth at the reception, and vintage plate ware.
There was never ever doubt that I wanted our Teacup Chihuahua included in the day. Ruby was included in helping myself and the girls prepare for the ceremony. We stayed at the Observatory Hotel and took advantage of their fabulous pet friendly package – it even includes doggie room service!
As any bride knows, the time leading up to your wedding can be nerve wracking but Ruby was my security blanket. She slept next to me on the night before my wedding – it made me so relaxed and I just could not have imagined going through this major event without her by my side.
Although Ruby was not allowed to attend the ceremony or reception venues, that did not stop us in having her involved in the big day. She had her ‘Doggie of the Bride’ tee and her very own ‘Flower Dog’ collar. On the day, I was so obsessed with making sure the photographer got the perfect shoot of Ruby, I completely forgot about myself. Not the typical bride, but a typical Chihuahua mama! Andrew was in the apartment below me so he wanted to see her the day before as well – so we shared her!
We were lucky to secure a fabulous pet sitter for the rest of the day. During the reception, the pet sitter would send me updates on what Ruby and her were up too – that just continued the smile on my face! I felt so blessed to think I had the perfect husband by my side and a perfect little dog waiting at home – our new, little family.
Wedding Photography: Savvy Studios / Wedding Dress: Clarissa Grace / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ferrari / Reception Venue: The Tearoom / Flowers: Best Buds / Make-Up: Kay Mitchelson / Hair: Penny Martin / Wedding Shoes: Wanted / Wedding Cake: Euro / Invitations & Paper: Oblation Paper and Press / Doggie of the Bride Tee: Inkbox Design / Flowerdog Necklace: Bride’s Own Design / Petsitter: Hairy Poppins / Wedding Accommodation: The Observatory Hotel