Best Man or Man's Best Friend? Top 10 Cutest (and Furriest) Bellagala Wedding Guests

Dogs at weddings—what a treat! When two of our favorite things come together, we can’t help but swoon over the adorable photos that result. From participating in pre-wedding photoshoots to standing right by your side during the ceremony, there are many ways to incorporate a furry friend into your special day. 

We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite furry guests at a Bellagala wedding, in no particular order. Paws what you’re doing because it’s time to enjoy some pet wedding cuteness!

1. Pearly Pooch

A dog with a pearl necklace

While Karen and Alex tied the knot in Raleigh, North Carolina, their adorable pooch spent the day showing off (and napping in) her beautiful pearl necklace. How stinkin’ adorable!

2. Furriest Furry Friend

A small white fluffy dog

If there was an award for furriest furry friend, this guy takes the (wedding) cake! Sierra and Tanner from Kansas City, Missouri snapped some adorable photos with their dog before their ceremony. 

3. The More the Merrier

Three dogs on leashes

How many furry friends do you spot at Rachel and Jake's wedding? We counted three. This lovely couple got married at Maple Ridge Farm in MN, and it certainly was a dog heaven! 

4. Looking quite fetching!

A bride and groom take wedding pictures with their dog

This good boy sure is “retrieving” our hearts with his adorable wedding attire! Jamie and Jordan got married in Kansas City, Missouri, and this might be the most wholesome family wedding photo we’ve ever seen! 

5. Fur-ever and Always

A black and brown dog is included in wedding photos

When Ashley and Alec said “I Do” at the John P. Furber Farm in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, this furry guy just had to be there. We’re pawsitive that he had the cutest bowtie around!

6. The Cutest Ceremony Photobomb

A series of wedding ceremony images with a small black and grey dog included

Stephanie and Patrick’s big day was a tail waggin’ good time! This cutie from Austin, Texas even had an active role in the wedding ceremony, standing right by his parent’s side!

7. Life of the Paw-ty!

A series of bridal party photos includes a small dog

This little guy couldn’t get away from all the puparazzi! Maggie and John got married at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and held an adorable photo shoot with their pup before the ceremony.  

8. Scooby Dooby (I Do)o!

A bride and groom include their dog in their wedding pictures

Amanda and Charlie tied the knot at A’BULAE in Downtown St. Paul, but took their dog for a quick stroll in Mears Park before saying “I Do”. This Scooby look-alike sure is a cutie!

9. "You may now kiss... the Groom?" 

Four images show a bride and groom posing with their dog

Karly and Josh got married at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka, Minnesota and sure felt the puppy love before their ceremony. Their furry friend repped an adorable white bowtie and stole a few kisses along the way—yeah, our hearts just melted!

10. Last, but not least...

A white and grey dog wears a bowtie in wedding pictures

This adorable little pup wore a dashing bowtie at Sara and Mark’s wedding in Minneapolis! By fur the cutest member of their wedding party.


All cuteness aside, it is important to consider the logistics of inviting a pet to your wedding early so that you can plan accordingly. Is your venue pet-friendly? Can your furball sit still for extended periods of time? Having your pet present takes some pre-planning, but there are so many ways to make it happen.

We hope you enjoyed this pet wedding inspiration—good luck incorporating your furry best friend in your wedding festivities!