Weddings are often full of the unexpected, but this scruffy surprise definitely takes the cake!
Peter Ruston, the groom, wanted to do something extra-special for his beautiful bride, Shahr Nouraini, on their special day. His wife is a huge dog lover--in fact, instead of a traditional registry, the couple asked for donations to go to the Playa Animal Rescue animal shelter, near their destination wedding site in Mexico. Peter decided to take this doggy dedication one step further, and concocted a plan with their wedding photographer and that same shelter that turned their beachside wedding into a beautiful memory no one could ever forget.
Three rescue dogs, named Daphne, Daisy and Zac, were invited to the wedding--not just as esteemed guests, but as the videographers! Working with the incredibly creative Sol Tamargo of Del Sol Photography, a portable camera was strapped to each of them, and so when they roamed through the crowds and the ceremony, unbelievable footage was captured. The pooches got a behind-the-scenes look at the wedding in ways that the average photographer could not, and caught on film countless touching moments of the bride getting ready, the walk down the aisle, and the newlyweds' departure after the "I do's." Not only that, but they captured all of the priceless reactions the guests had when they spotted who was behind the camera that day--which is enough to put a huge smile on anyone's face.
While all the guests loved having the pups around, the biggest fan of Peter's gift was definitely his bride. In a blog post on the wedding photographer's website, she said, "I thought it was the absolute best surprise ever. Luckily...[they] surprised me with the dogs while the makeup artists were still there, otherwise I probably would have looked a mess!”
And that's not even the best part! By the end of the ceremony, Daisy and Daphne were both adopted by loving guests who couldn't bear to part with their newfound furry friends (Zac was already owned by one of the shelter staff, so don't worry about him). What an incredible way to end such a magical event!
Now, take a look at some of the stills that Daisy, Daphne and Zac captured during their videographer gigs. Some are hilariously heartwarming, while others are stunning snaps that professional photographers could only dream of taking themselves. We just can't get enough of them!
via Huffington Post