Brides often try to outdo each other to create the most original, extravagant wedding ever: Harry Potter themes. Taylor Swift photo bombs. Real, live tornado backdrops. But Sarah Mallouk Craine may have trumped us all by asking her bridesmaids to drop their bouquets and snuggle six adorable puppies instead.
Craine works at Pitties Love Peace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs in Central Pennsylvania. For a series of portraits, the bride held 9-week-old pit puppy Biggie Smalls, while her bridesmaids cuddled five boxer-coonhound sisters, named after First Ladies—Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth, and Louisa.
The pups were all up for adoption at the Sept. 10 wedding, and while it’s hard to believe they haven’t been snatched up since, the photographer, Caroline Logan, says that’s the case.
“Thankfully, there was no puppy drama, no accidents, and no dresses harmed in the making of the photos,” Logan told the Daily Dot. “In fact, the puppies caused the photos to be extra natural, candid, and carefree. The wedding party was loving all the puppy snuggles.”
Even the groomsmen got in on the action. Though, they don’t seem as natural at wrangling in the cuteness.