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Real Wedding: Dog edition

One wedding photographer decided to spread the matrimonial fun — to her dogs.

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Two rescue dogs become 'furever friends' in doggy wedding

On July 30, 2014, two rescue dogs were the main stars of a doggy wedding in Connecticut.

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Kathryn Yeaton wasn't planning on her dogs getting hitched. But then circumstances made the canine union too good to pass up.

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Yeaton, who owns Norwalk, Connecticut-based Brave Heart Photography, has been photographing marriages since 2013. And as the proud owner of both a male dog, Teddy, and a female dog, Lucy, it is no surprise that the two pooches would soon be included in the fun.

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“It was only a matter of time before I realized I had a white dog and black-and-white dog, and they looked too perfect as a bride and groom," Yeaton told TODAY.com.

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Though at first Yeaton just posted a picture of the two dressed-up doggies online as a cute way to promote her business, an overwhelming response from friends and family convinced her that their canine matrimony shouldn't be so short-lived.

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"I said, 'Well, I have to do a whole wedding now,'" Yeaton said.

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The adorable pups, who are both rescues, have in fact had quite a history together. Lucy, an almost 3-year-old American Eskimo dog, was adopted from a Tennessee shelter in early 2013, while Teddy, a 1-year-old border collie mix, joined the family in October of that year as a 12-week-old puppy.

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When Teddy was first adopted, Lucy wouldn't even acknowledge him. But as the months went by, the little pup grew on her and they became friends.

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In early 2014, their bond as pals was solidified when Lucy went in for emergency surgery after being attacked by another dog.

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"Teddy was so worried about her," Yeaton said. "He didn't want to leave her side."

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After seeing their bond had grown, Yeaton decided that celebrating a lifelong commitment between the dogs wasn't the craziest idea, so she got to planning.

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She found the majority of the items, including Lucy's veil and Teddy's houndstooth bow tie, on the homemade craft site Etsy. The bouquets of sunflowers, yellow roses and pink carnations were arranged by hand and the invitations were designed and printed by Yeaton.

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On the menu were some of the dogs' favorite snacks. "They love to eat fruit and cheese," Yeaton said, adding that the starters included a mango, mint and papaya appetizer, as well as a more low-key meatball dog treat from Petco.

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As for the ceremony itself, things were a little more difficult. "They're both really good dogs," Yeaton said. "Obedient? Not so much."

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However, she added that they've been working with a dog trainer, and recently learned the "stay" command — which helped during the photo shoot. That and Yeaton's husband distracting them with cheese.

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Regardless, the two dogs enjoyed a lovely backyard celebration with their two owners in attendance. And after some sweet doggie kisses, they officially cemented their "furever" bond.

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"Everybody who meets them loves them," Yeaton said of her pups. "They can't believe they're rescue dogs."

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