Puppy Love – Diary of a pooch-tastic puptial
Spring has sprung and with it comes the usual flurry of activity as summer brides put the finishing touches on their big day. Did you know that cascading bouquets is one of the top trends this year? That floral collars and the color blush are just a few of the crazes walking down the aisle.
But not all brides are picking out shoes and sunny honeymoon locales; some are more interested in what’s on the menu for din-dins and whether the flowers are edible! Yes, enter pooch bride Ting Tang and groom Bibi, her posse of puppy patrons and what’s stylin’ for the puptials.
Love is in the air.
Set designer Andrew is inspired by love! Setting a colour theme of rosy pink and baby blue, the set is filled with luscious flowers in tune with the hue of the day from peonies to hydrangeas and roses to orchids. Dog-bone shaped place cards dotted the crystal laced tea-light holders – finishing the VIP table decor with pomp, dazzle and doggy delight.
1. The Blissful Couple
Pooch prep time and paw-dicures should be done at least a day before the wedding for picture perfect face.
Of course every barking bride dreams of being the star of her special day. The only way to go is an haute-couture dress! Like any bride, Ting Tang has to be comfy in her wedding duds and this exquisite dress in dove grey French lace is customised to fit with flowing sleeves. The two-piece outfit consists of a skirt and bolero fastened with a Victorian Sapphire brooch. Topping off the ensemble, is a tiny tiara to hold the veil in place.
Less is more. Bibi the groom exudes charming masculine vibes even with a smidgen of silver bow to match his bride. Bibi has got it all under control and ready to roll.
2. With these collars, I thee wed
One simply can’t go wrong with statement collars secured with a rhinestone clasp to exchange vows. Floral and be-jeweled collars add instant glam and can be worn for future galas and soirees. If you’re opting for a feathered or fake flora version, make sure it doesn’t interfere when it’s time to chow down or get into tender eyes when the running, jumping and rough-housing takes place – and it will!
3. Party Trooper
Lots of love and barks filling the air over yummy treats and chummy company.
4. Going Dotty
Effortlessly chic, Lu Lu the groom’s sister looks to denim as a go-to for any garden party. Complete the outfit with a scarf round the collar in a vibrant print.
5. Denim Do
Denim is a go-to for any garden party. Complete the outfit with a scarf round the collar in a vibrant print.
6. Double Happiness
What’s a bride without her entourage? These besties glow with pride in statement collars no less in a perfect pairing of sweet lace and nautical stripes.
Till Death Do Us Bark
Marking the wedding car is a cute floral wreath by Atrio Lifestyle, topped with a bone and festooned with cans of favourite doggy food stringed with satin ribbons in fuschia and baby blue. Post fiesta and now the newly wedded pooches are off to theirhoneymoon to a sunny exotic island far, far away. And they live happily ever after.
Adapated from Pet Lovers Centre Magazine – Issue 12