Months before Carrie Underwood’s Southern wedding to hockey player Mike Fisher, the country superstar had indicated her pooch Ace was going to play an important part in the ceremony.
“He’ll be one of the ring bearers – he’s like my kid,” she said in March. “Ace is such a big part of my life.”
And Underwood made good on her promise last week when she and Fisher tied the knot at Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation. As the newlyweds stood under a big white tent, 4-year-old Ace was there watching, dressed up in a custom, powder pink tuxedo, and wearing a custom white gold and diamond “A” designed by the jeweler Johnathon Arndt.
Ace’s tuxedo, which was pink to match all the iterations of pink that were used throughout the reception, was worn with a sparkle-encrusted pink bow tie. “Mike was like, ‘He’s in pink! What are you doing?’” Underwood tells PEOPLE. “But he looked so handsome.”
Her wedding planner, Jayne Bubis, agrees: “Ace was the best-looking dog ever.”
As a member of the wedding party, Ace got to walk down the aisle with the human ring bearer, Underwood’s nephew, and the flower girl, who got to hold Ace’s leash.
“He needed a little bit of coaxing along the way, but he did great,” Fisher says. “It was cute – it was a cool moment. Everybody really loved it.”
When asked in March whether Ace would get to carry the ring, Fisher thought he probably wouldn’t.
“I don’t know if I’ll put the ring on him,” she said. “I don’t know if he’ll run away with it or eat it or something!”
There was no ring-eating on the big day, so all in all, we’d say Ace’s performance was a big success!
Read more about Carrie Underwood and her love story with Ace on PEOPLEPets.com:
Carrie Underwood: I Hope My Dog Won’t Eat My Wedding Ring!
Carrie Underwood & Ace: Jet-Setters