Sweet Read: "Wedding Dogs--A Celebration of Holy Mutrimony"

By Tessa Woolf April 16, 2013

Move over best man (and maid of honor), today's grooms (and brides) have a new sidekick by their side on the big day: man's (and women's) best friend. For many modern couples, incorporating their beloved Fido in their wedding festivities is a must. After all, many pooches are as much--if not more--a part of the family as your second cousin or great uncle. In their new book Wedding Dogs: A Celebration of Holy Mutrimony, authors Katie Preston Toepfer and Sam Stall honor the special relationship between man, woman, and dog, and exlpore this heartwarming wedding trend.

Whether serving as ring bearer, flower girl, best man, or maid of honor, the pups profiled in the pages of Wedding Dogs were happy to help their humans celebrate--and ham it up for the camera. Take a peek at some of our favorite snapshots in the book, from Boston, a Maltese-poodle mix looking dapper in a bow tie, to Brutus, an English bulldog decked out in a tiny tuxedo and top hat:

Photography by Paige Elizabeth Inc

Photography by Adagion Studio

Heather Banks, Eclectic Images Photography

Photography by bobbi+mike

Zoom Theory Photography

Shannon Michele Photography; Brooke Mayo Photographers

Wendy Hickok Photography

Photography by DAVINA + DANIEL

Brittany Anderson Photography

Shannon Michelle Photography; D Coleman Photography

Aves Photography

A&A Photography

If these photos have you planning your next puppy adoption, just wait until you dive into the book--Wedding Dogs features 141 pages of stories and images of real brides, grooms, and their canine companions. Talk about cute overload.

Wedding Dogs hits bookshelves today. Pick up a copy locally at The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City's 15th & 15th neighborhood, or find a copy online at

Pssssst! Will you be including your beloved dog in your wedding? Or are you a vendor who recently worked on a wedding that included a pooch? We want to hear about it for an article in Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine! Comment below or email us details at info {at} saltlakebrideandgroom {dot} com.

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