When you get married, you want all your loved ones by your side – including your furry friend! Dogs are truly the best kind of friend, and eloping with your dog by your side can make for a special and meaningful day.
I’m going to let you in on a secret: I’m not just an elopement photographer…. I’m low key a dog portrait photographer. It’s true: one of my weird side hobbies/secret expertise is dog photography! I’m that person that brings my camera everywhere and takes photos of all my friends’ dogs, so much so that my friends have put my dog portraits on blankets, calendars, mugs, pillows…. You name it!
I love love love dogs, and I’ve been taking photos of my wildly excited and super cute German Shepherd Zucchini for years now. I take my pup to breweries, dog friendly hikes, outdoor restaurants…even Home Depot.
All that to say: I love dogs, and nothing would make me happier than planning the perfect dog friendly elopement wedding for you and your loved ones! Dogs are not allowed in every location, so it can be tricky to figure out exactly where they can go and how they can participate in your big day. But never fear – you’ll have this dog lover by your side, planning out all the best dog wedding ideas.
Read on to learn more about how to create the perfect dog-friendly elopement wedding and check out all my dog wedding ideas.
Your dogs can take part in your elopement day in many ways! For example, your pup can walk down the aisle next to you as your best man, or maid of honor. If that position is taken, check out some of these ideas to include your pets in your elopement.
If your furry best friend plans to come dressed up for your elopement, check out these adorable outfits and accessories:
Of course! Though allowing your dog to sign your marriage certificate will depend on the location.
In Colorado, your dog can sign your marriage certificate. All you need to do is bring an ink pad and find a flat surface for their official paw print signature to seal the deal!
Finding a dog friendly elopement location can be tricky, especially if you don’t have much experience.
Eloping with your dog just requires some advance research and a dog-friendly expert in the outdoors (me!). As a fellow dog lover myself, I can help you find the perfect dog friendly hike or dog friendly elopement location.
Helping my couples find the perfect spot is part of my package, and I have a lot of experience finding the best dog-friendly spots.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
Bringing your dog along on your elopement day requires advance notice and preparation. You’ll need to pack a dog knapsack, or reserve a little extra space in your own bag. Here’s what you will need:
Eloping with your dogs can be a lot of work, too. It’s important to prepare properly for your elopement day and take the necessary steps to ensure your pup is comfortable. Check out these tips to include your pets in your elopement:
I’d love to meet you and your best buddies to help you celebrate your wedding day in the best way possible.
If you need help picking out the perfect elopement spot or just have questions about how you can include your pets in your elopement, shoot me an email. I’m happy to help your figure out how to best celebrate your love, your way.
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