Whether it’s a simple wedding on a beach in Glencoe or an elaborate affair at the Intercontinental downtown, summer is the season for beautiful ceremonies, both outdoors and in. This year, I’ve traveled from Wheaton to Lake Forest to assist with wonderful weddings, and my busiest days are ahead.
These days, couples often want to include their dog(s) as part of their wedding. Dogs in weddings usually act as symbolic ring bearers, walking in with an additional bridal party member. They either stay for the reception or get chauffeured home after the actual ceremony. It’s a treat to have them there — it lends an air of sweetness and fun that guests always enjoy.
Several years ago, it was Payton, a border collie, who was sitting with a family friend in the back row on the aisle. When I turned to the best man for the rings, he said: “Payton, come!” and whistled. Payton ran right up the aisle to the best man’s feet, and the rings were in a little pouch on his collar. Excellent! I told them I would love Payton to be at all my weddings!
I hope you’re enjoying these summer months as much as I am. Blessings to you.
Not Payton, but another lovely example of dogs in weddings.