Instead of Flower Bouquets, These Bridesmaids Held Puppies

Posted by Amber King
bouquets of puppies
All images via Caroline Logan

After finding the perfect dress, hiring a caterer, and narrowing down the guest list, recent bride Sarah Mallouk Crain had one more wedding planning task to complete--pick up the puppies!

Sarah and her new husband, Matt Crain, shared a love of animals long before they decided to share a last name. The couple has three rescue dogs, and they even help foster homeless animals as they wait to find forever homes. Sarah also works for Pitties Love Peace, an animal rescue organization in central Pennsylvania.

When it came to planning their upcoming nuptials, Sarah and Matt knew their wedding was going to be one of a kind. Both the ceremony and reception featured beautiful, Pinterest-worthy ideas, but there was one detail that stood out the most.

The couple decided that instead of flower bouquets, the wedding party would pose with rescued puppies. Each pup had time in the limelight, and their unique rescue stories have reached people across the country.

bouquet of rescued puppies

Bridesmaids posed with Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth, and Louisa. The litter of boxer-coonhound puppies was rescued when they were less than a week old and now live in foster homes while they wait to be adopted. By looking at the pictures, it's hard to tell who had more fun, the bridesmaids or the puppies.

The bride herself chose to pose with a nine-week-old pit bull mix puppy named Biggie Smalls. Biggie was found abandoned on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. After finding her way to Pitties Love Peace, the show-stealing pup made for the perfect bridal accessory.

bouquet of rescued puppies

Even the men of the wedding party had fun with their puppy-filled photo shoot.

bouquet of rescued puppies

Wedding photographer Caroline Logan told The Dodo,

"The puppies of course caused the photos to be extra natural, candid, and carefree -- exactly what I strive for in my work. The wedding party was loving all the puppy snuggles."

At the end of her wedding day, Sarah pulled off a perfectly personalized and unique wedding. Her decision to include the rescued puppies made a bold statement in support of adoption. Her photos show the world that regardless of where they come from, all puppies deserve loving homes.

If you'd like to adopt any of Sarah's furry wedding guests, visit Pitties Love Peace to start filling out their adoption application.

Would you have puppies at your wedding? Tell us in the comments below!

All images via Caroline Logan

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Instead of Flower Bouquets, These Bridesmaids Held Puppies