Well are your pets lovers? Are they inseparable? Maybe they have even had a litter of puppies or kittens together? Do you think they would like to promise to have and to hold, love, honour and obey?
Well a Mrs Clark from the United Kingdom offers to join paws in marriage – for just 150 pounds. But apparently for some pet lovers, that is not enough. They like to create a day to remember, with chauffeur driven cars, nibblies, and even a professional photographer to mark the occasion.
As well as weddings between different species (cats and dogs), being a modern registrar, Mrs Clark offers same-sex civil ceremonies, but she draws the line at marrying owners to their pets.
Apparently whilst most of those joined in matrimony are dogs, she has wed plenty of cats too, but has most recently joined two rabbits in matrimony. Their special day was marked with a wedding breakfast of carrots.
A typical pet wedding will start with a champagne breakfast for the human guests, while the bridal parties are treated to milk and water. When the service begins the bride is walked or carried over a bridge to the pagoda in the centre of the garden, where the groom is nervously waiting.
After they are pronounced husband and wife, they have their photos taken for the wedding album, which is then followed by a bowl of treats to celebrate.
All pets receive a certificate at the end of the ceremony, but I don’t think this would have standing in a court of law, for instance, if there was to be an unfortunate divorce.
Recently in Melbourne our own (rescue) Pugs Jasper and Jasmine tied the collar in the name of Pug Rescue, a Melbourne Charity. Jasper and Jasmine had been together for 7 years so it was definitely not too early to tie the knot!
The event was a brillaint success, even though Jasmine was a bit late due to last minute changes to hair and make up, she looked gorgeous in her couture wedding gown designed just for her by Craig Braybrook from Project Runway – complete with a veil and diamantes (of course). Jasper was not to be outdone and he wore a custom designed suit created by Melbourne designer Godwin Hili.