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.
She said the puppies helped Sarah, Matt and their wedding party relax and feel natural in front of the camera. (Well… of course.)
“Who doesn’t love a litter of sweet rescue pups?” Logan said. “While photographing six rambunctious puppies definitely brought an added challenge, it also caused the bridal party to be more at ease. Having something to divert attention from that uncomfortable ‘Oh my goodness, I’m getting my picture taken… what do I do with my hands?!’ feeling to pure puppy bliss made for relaxed photos.”