I’m not a “bridal party girl”.
An army of bridesmaids and groomsmen on either side of the aisle seems to me a like a scary fort of happy smiling clones. It’s intimidating. All the people I loved dressed the same, standing to attention, for me. I just can’t deal.
I could be, however, a “bridesmaids-and-puppies girl”.
That… that changes things.
It’s the genius idea of Pennsylvania woman-come-bride Sarah Mallouk Crain and her now-husband Matt Crain.
Sarah decided to replace her bridesmaids’ flower bouquets with rescue puppies.
Wedding-day nerves disappeared; the photographer had a field day; and the puppies well and truly secured the role of their species in all future wedding panning. No one is standing to attention any more.
“I think you can also see the pure joy in everyone’s faces when they’re holding a puppy. It was just so beautiful,” Sarah told BuzzFeed. “I’m normally a very calm, level-headed person but with the wedding day of course there’s some stress. Once we saw the puppies, every care in the world went away.”
The end result was (objective reporting aside) absolutely adorable.