More and more, couples are choosing to include their fur babies in different aspects of their love story – from proposals to engagement shoots to yes, dogs in tuxedos at weddings. Crystal and Ryan’s simple San Francisco City Hall celebration set a perfect example of how to include a dog in your wedding – and how to build an amazing family.
Meeting in (Cyber) Space
Crystal is a friend of mine from high school. I’ve been watching her and Ryan via my secret spycam (AKA Instagram), and seeing their love grow over time has been incredible.
The two met on Tinder and went on to forge a love for the ages. If you are on the fence about online dating, I’ve got to tell you: this is my third Tinder wedding and yes, you can find true love. Ryan and Crystal are certain their paths would not have crossed without venturing out into the date-o-sphere. I’m so happy they did!
All the Family Feels
Crystal and Ryan included both Ryan’s son and Mav (both ridiculously adorable!!!) as integral parts of their San Francisco City Hall wedding. The pictures – they simply slay me. This little family is bursting with love and it is so sweet to see.
Mav, The Most Handsome Pup
Mav on Instagram: @everyonelovesmav. You can thank me later. If you’re wondering how to include a dog in your wedding its actually a lot easier and more common than you think. Venues are pretty accomodating, and there’s a special kind of adorable when your pets walk down the aisle in little bow-ties or bandanas. Here are a few other weddings I’ve done with canine companions for inspiration:
Gray Eagle Lodge – Flower collar!
Deer Park Villa – GoPro Video on the dog!
Less is More, San Francisco Edition
Keeping it simple, I LOVE this about elopements! Forget all the fluff and minutia and focus on what it’s all about…love. Crystal wore a gorgeous cut-out gown, her hair and makeup done to perfection by Fresh Face Makeup. The sparkly Badgley Mischka shoes were the perfect complement, and her Ampersand Flower Shop bouquet, shades of lavender and green, tied everything together.
Congratulations, Ryan and Crystal. May your love be a rock, deepened and polished by the challenges life throws at you.
love, me <3
Hair & Makeup: Fresh Face Makeup
Shoes: Badgley Mischka