Flowers are so passe! When the Crains got married in Pennsylvania, they chose adoptable pups instead
It’s a day Matt and Sarah Crain will never fur-get.
And how could they when photographer Caroline Logan so eloquently captured the couple, their bridesmaids, and their groomsmen holding adorable (and adoptable!) puppies in their wedding photos — which have gone viral following their big day on Sept. 1.
“When the bride, Sarah, first came to me with this idea I was thrilled!” Logan tells PEOPLE of the whimsical shoot. “Being a puppy lover myself (who doesn’t love a litter of sweet rescue pups?!) I was extra excited for Matt & Sarah’s day to arrive.”
The wedding took place at Moonstone Manor in Pennsylvania and included some VIP guests: a litter of boxer-coonhound puppies, sisters, all named after the original five First Ladies: Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth, Louisa, and, last but not least, a special pitbull for the bride, lovingly referred to as “Biggie Smalls.”
The sisters are an eight-week-old litter of rescue pups from Pitties Love Peace, a non-profit where the bride works, which is dedicated to animal rescue and rehabilitation. Biggie, just 9-weeks-old, is also one of the rescue’s charges and was scooped up from the streets of Brooklyn.
We know what you’re thinking: there must have been some serious doggy drama that day. Logan says there wasn’t any, or any accidents or “dresses harmed in the making of the photos!”
In fact, she credits the puppies for creating a feel that was “extra natural, candid, and carefree — exactly what I strive for in my work!”
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“Having something to divert attention from that uncomfortable ‘Oh my goodness, I’m getting my picture taken … what do I do with my hands?!’ feeling to pure puppy bliss made for relaxed photos where the bridal party was able to focus on interacting with the fun-loving puppies as I documented it all unfold,” Logan adds.
What Logan calls a “dream for everyone” in the wedding party, could be a reality for you, too! If you’re interested in adopting the pups in the pictures, visit the rescue’s website for more info.