Share
Lifestyle

Bride Has Bridesmaids Walk Shelter Dogs Down Aisle Instead of Carrying Bouquets at Wedding

Share

There are plenty of ways to get creative on your wedding day. With internet tools like Pinterest and Instagram to spark inspiration, the possibilities are endless.

Pinterest is precisely the place one bride found her phenomenal idea to replace her bridesmaids’ bouquets with something much more lasting.

“I was searching different options other than bouquets and puppies popped up on Pinterest,” Sally Burky of Ozark, Missouri, told People. “I thought how neat it would be to not only have puppies, but adolescent, and senior dogs as well!”

Burky has been donating to and supporting Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary in Washburn, Missouri, ever since the Haven helped her find homes for a pair of dogs eight years ago.

Trending:
Watch: Biden's Ugly Coughing Repeatedly Interrupts Entire Speech Rallying for Gavin Newsom

The newlywed says her love of dogs is shared by her now-husband, Cary, and their mutual canine adoration is one of the things that connected them early on.

“I’ve always had a soft spot for animals, but it was after I rescued a pit bull puppy, that we started dating,” Burky told People. “He treated him so well, and that’s when I knew, he was the one.”

Would you consider having shelter dogs in your wedding?

While the idea of taking pups down the aisle is a bit of an unconventional one, it ended up being a hit with Burky’s wedding guests.

“They all did so well and stood right by the bridesmaids and groomsmen as we said our vows,” Burky told Insider of the dogs. “It couldn’t have been more perfect.”

The guests donated over $2,000 to Haven of the Ozarks at the wedding on May 11. Some of the dogs were even adopted!

“The response has been incredible,” Burky told Insider. “We simply were hoping for maybe one to be adopted or for some guests to make donations.”

Related:
11-Year-Old Girl Hears Mom Screaming, Helps Deliver Baby Brother on Bathroom Floor

Four of the five dogs in Burky’s wedding have been adopted by guests, according to Insider. Yazzy, a 6-year-old terrier, is the only pup still looking for her forever home.

“We are hoping to spread the word how important it is for us to be their voice, and advocate for such a wonderful sanctuary,” Burky told Cassville-Democrat. “Thank you again Haven. We will be seeing you soon.”

The photos from The Honey & Bee Photography are sure to be stunning. Haven of the Ozarks will have dogs participating in another wedding in the fall, Insider reported.

To learn more about what Haven does, or to find out how you can donate toward the new van the shelter desperately needs, visit their website.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



loading

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , ,
Share
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




loading

Conversation