Couple Replaces Wedding Bouquets With Adorable Rescue Puppies Instead

Wedding with Puppies Photographed by Rebecca Lynne Photography

Weddings have undergone a transformation in recent years, and many couples are putting their own spin on time-honored traditions. In doing this, they showcase their personalities in a way that you just don’t get by following the “rules” of conventional nuptials. Connecticut-based Becky Mochak and her husband John are a perfect example of this; the two are animal lovers incorporated their passion directly into their wedding. They opted against flower bouquets and replaced them with adorable rescue puppies instead.

The decision to have their wedding with puppies was kismet. Becky and John had previously fostered many animals, and when they were in the middle of planning their wedding, they found that their local shelter had a litter of puppies that needed care. “We’ve raised baby piglets and cows before,” they said, “so this can’t be much different!” Becky and John started by taking in two puppies from the litter. They were too young, however, to be left on their own, so the babies accompanied Becky and John on errands for their big day. Not long after, the couple started to foster three more of the puppies. “It was mayhem,” Becky recalled.

When the wedding day arrived, the couple “didn’t think twice” about putting the puppies in the wedding. The ceremony also fell on National Dog Day (August 26), making the decision seem like fate. To commemorate it, photographer Rebecca Lynne captured the wedding party as they each cradled the too-cute canines. Decked out in long dresses and suits, the pups steal the show in the wedding portraits. You can’t help but say “awww” with every photo.

Best of all, the puppies found their forever homes shortly after Becky and John’s wedding. One of the dogs, named Mo, is now living with John’s aunt so the newlyweds can still visit him.

Animal lovers Becky and John replaced the conventional floral bouquets and had their wedding with puppies instead…

Puppies in Wedding

… and the results were adorable!

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Rebecca Lynne.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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