Recently I shared creative ways to include pets in weddings. Niki and Chris, along with their photographer, Cat from Wild Connections Photography, had two more great ideas! Since they eloped to Austria for their wedding, the dogs couldn’t attend. Luckily, after the wedding, Cat visited Cornwall on vacation. They arranged an “after the wedding shoot” with their dogs in Hellman Tor.
I know it didn’t make sense, geographically, but I felt a “Sound of A Music” vibe when I first saw this image.
From Cat: “Niki and Chris eloped to Austria to say their vows. Their wedding day was almost perfect, but they wished they could have had their four gorgeous rescue dogs with them. Niki contacted me after she heard I would be on holiday in Cornwall to ask if we could get together again and take some more photos, this time with their dogs. Hellman Tor is a beautiful location and made a perfect backdrop for our afternoon walk with Niki in her wedding dress surrounded by her fur babies.”
From Niki: “The dogs are Canela, Mollie, Toby, and Duffle. Canela came from Spain via Paws 4 Rescue Facebook group. Duffle we had from a puppy, she was the runt of an unexpected litter and had worms when we got her and of course, she had her major back operation with Noel Fitzpatrick, The Supervet. But, she is the glue that holds the pack together, she is our stooge dog that has helped all the others build their confidence. (She also brings out the cheeky in all the other dogs!).”
Although the dogs didn’t travel to Austria for the wedding, their importance was reflected in the ceremony.
Niki surprised Chris with these adorable replicas of their dogs that doubled as ring bearers.
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About Wild Connections Photography: Based in Innsbruck, Austria, Cat Ekkelboom-White is a destination wedding photographer. She loves a good wedding and will travel far to photograph one!