It is no secret that I think dogs are family. So, I especially love the fact that Penny, the French Bulldog mix, was the only attendant in this beautiful wedding photographed by Elements of Light Photography.
From Susan: “Kiersten and Corey brought their families to Big Sky, Montana to celebrate their wedding. This destination wedding included their sweet French Bulldog mix, Penny, as their only attendant, great fun with their family and friends, and spectacular Rocky Mountain views!
Kiersten is a naturally frugal person (it is all a game to her) and also environmentally conscious, so the natural choice of flowers was paper flowers from Eco-Flowers. But, Corey topped her frugality (somewhat to her surprise) when he used a card from his work to write his beautiful love note to her for their First Look celebration – the smiles and laughter from his triumph were amazing!”
From Kiersten: “I have always had dogs growing up, and when we bought our home on Halloween of 2014, I knew it wasn’t a home until we got a dog. A month later, I saw the most adorable French and Olde English bulldog mix online and instantly was in love. I immediately texted Corey and asked if we could get her, but his response was ‘no girl puppies.’ A few hours of begging and a 400-mile drive later, a 10-week-old Penny was the newest family member and roommate. Penny was a Christmas Eve gift that we’ll never regret.
She has been on every road trip with us from the start. Penny has more energy than any bulldog should ever have, but she also listens as much as any bulldog I’ve known. Training her has been completely driven by what she wants, rather than what her owner commands. Luckily she has an intense love for ice cubes (we haven’t had the heart to tell her those aren’t actual ‘t-r-e-a-t-s.’)
Some of the wedding pictures explain it all; she has better things to do than listen to our silly requests for her to sit, stay, or look this way. Penny loves frisbees and anything that squeaks.
She should have been hired as a dog toy tester because she can destroy any toy that graces her presence. Penny has a love for every human and dog that she has come across. Her true goal in life is to make anyone around her smile. She has been successful at it since day one, and we love spending everyday spoiling her rotten trying to reciprocate the joy she gives us.”
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About Elements of Light Photography: Based in Bozeman, Montana, Susan Beth Bruener, specializes in wedding and portrait photography.