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Ringless Ring Bearer
Whether man's best friend served as best man or your feline as flower girl, these winning pets made their owners' big day even bigger.
We love this image of Benjamin Tatertot Kelley-Bell, a pug from North Little Rock, Arkansas, for its graphic simplicity and charm. "Benjamin Tatertot was escorted throughout the wedding day by my lovely stepdaughter, Riley," writes our grand prize winner Amy Bell of her March 2008 nuptials. "They are the best of friends, and the series of photos we have of the two of them are probably my favorites from the entire day. He was the perfect gentleman and really enjoyed the festivities -- and he was the perfect date for Riley!"
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The Perfect Date
Another sweet image of Benjamin Tatertot Kelley-Bell, accompanied by his "date," Riley.
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Bridesmaid and Flower Girl
Last we saw Harney, a goldendoodle from Pensacola, Florida, she was zooming around in a speedboat for our Party Animals contest. Here, she's serving as flower girl at the wedding of her owners, Whitney and Luke. "Kate, a bridesmaid, got to walk the flower dog down the aisle at our beach wedding," writes whitneyj.
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The Flower Girl
Harney with the bride and groom.
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Gidget, a French bulldog from Los Angeles. "My husband and I created custom wine labels featuring our two lovely doggies," writes sianabanana. "Gidget poses here next to the 'Gidget White' wine. Our other dog was featured on the bottles labeled 'Maddy Red.' Both girls are such an important part of our lives; it was important for us to add whimsy to our big day!"
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Kisses Calm the Nerves
"Gidget was with me the whole day, even as I was getting ready," writes sianabanana. "Her loving personality and playful nature kept my nerves at bay. Kisses from Gidge melted away all the stresses of the day!"
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He Loves His Tux
"He loves his tux," writes sammyg about Toby, a pug from Annandale, Virginia.
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WaitingOzzy, a yellow Lab from Lake Oswego, Oregon, waits with the rest of the wedding party for the ceremony to start. Contributed by piebispro.
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Bride's "Best Friend"Jake, a miniature schnauzer from Homewood, Alabama. "There could be no wedding without my 'best friend' Jake there to be a witness and take part in the festivities," writes nursnowhite. "He especially enjoyed the limo ride as we left from the reception."
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My Mom and Dad Got Married!
Buster, a French bulldog from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. "Our little Peanut in his tux," writes mnbabynurse. "He had to be a part of our big day. He was so excited to see us, he even posed very nicely for the camera; then we both got two great big Frenchie kisses from him!"
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A Smile Is Worth a Million Words
NeMosh, a Yorkshire terrier from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the ring bearer at his owners' wedding. "He wore the rings around his collar and did a PERFECT job," writes mirandaiemandy. "We are so proud of him. This particular photo was taken right before the wedding, as most of the guests were being seated and the bride was arranging herself and the bridal party outside. He is being held by his grandma on his dad's side."
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Buddy the Ring BearerAfter Buddy, a beagle mix from Erie, Pennsylvania, walked down the aisle, the maids of honor retrieved the wedding ring from the adorable ring bearer. Contributed by milleestar.
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Picture Purrrr-fectDelilah, a domestic shorthaired cat from Baltimore, "couldn't escape the camera on my wedding day," writes mbwingfield. "She is quite a ham."
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Trash the DressOakley, a Boston terrier from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "We did a trash-the-dress session the day after we were married," writes kacimc. "We couldn't leave out the third member of our family! Oakley was so good and loved the spotlight! Although, he didn't really understand why his mom and dad were sitting on the floor of a parking garage."
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Lucky the Flower Dog
Lucky, a chow-golden retriever mix from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. "Lucky was the flower dog, walked down the aisle by our flower girl, at our March '09 wedding," writes jonandshaila. "As he walked down the aisle, he greeted the guests and smelled the flowers, completely unconcerned about reaching his destination! When he was up at the front, he kept walking around, once even almost knocking a bridesmaid over. He was supercute, and everyone loved him. He was a natural choice for me, having been my 'baby' for five years, even longer than I have known my husband!"
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Lucky the Flower Dog
Another image of Lucky, a chow-golden retriever mix from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, serving as flower dog.
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Mokey All Dressed Up in His Tie
Mokey, a cat from Memphis, is dressed up to take pictures with his mom. "He loves wearing his tie but gets it dirty really quickly," writes jacqht0919. "Mokey is the most mischievous cat I've ever met and likes to eat everything in sight. His favorites are fresh cut flowers, tomatoes, cardboard, milk, yogurt, granola, hot dog buns, cereal, etc. He hates to share his water bowl with his brother, and he likes to drink out of our water glasses when we aren't looking."
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You May Kiss the Bride
Macy, a Maltese from Brentwood, Tennessee. "Our little Maltese, Macy, loves giving 'Macy Kisses,' " writes hisperring. "Our special day was no exception. Just a few months old at the time, Macy was already so much a part of our life, she had to be a part of our wedding, as well. She's always been a little princess and loved running around the gardens in between her photo ops! She truly made the day!"
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Roscoe, a Pomeranian from Montana De Oro, California, waits for the bride while the groom, Robert, reads over his wedding vows. Contributed by claudiasburningink.
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My Two Best Men
Rosco and Robert wait patiently for the bride's arrival at Montana De Oro State Beach.
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McAllister, a cairn terrier from Austin, Texas, dances with his aunt Amanda at his mom and dad's wedding. "He was a tired little guy in need of a nap at this point," says AMcCracken.
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