Why have a best man for your wedding when you can have a best mutt?
A Michigan couple proved every dog does indeed have his day after the groom made their pet pooch his “best boy” at their wedding. They also posted photos of the groomsdog on Facebook.
“We could not have asked for a better wedding day,” Shane Hudson, 34, told Caters News Agency after marrying Amanda Hudson, 32, with their 3-year-old, tuxedo-wearing canine Weller standing beside them at the altar.
The Hazel Park residents had always wanted their pet, a mastiff-Staffordshire bull terrier mix, to be part of their big day but couldn’t decide on his role. Initially tapping Weller to be the ring bearer, the pup-loving paramours “ultimately landed on him being the ‘best boy’ because, well, he is,” said Shane.
“Weller is our world,” fawned the salesman, who adopted the dog as a puppy and reportedly brings him anywhere the newlyweds can take him.
Thankfully, the Hudsons managed to nail down a dog-friendly venue for the occasion, and the party animal was able to accompany the couple as they said “I do,” Caters reported. Weller then joined the afterparty, whereupon he lived it up late into the night with the guests until he was dog-tired.
“The day was absolutely perfect, we have some nontraditional tastes and really focused on the celebration of our love for each other,” gushed Shane of their paw-fect knot-tying ceremony.
Naturally, dubbing a pooch “best man” might seem neglectful of lifelong human friends; however, the other guests were allegedly amenable to the Hudsons’ decision.
“We are those annoying dog people who post pictures and videos of Weller all over our social media, so Weller has a mini fan base with our friends and family,” Shane said.
Not to mention that the couple “worked very hard” on the mutt’s training ahead of the wedding to ensure he didn’t cause a scene. Shane added that he and his wife are still “getting compliments on how well-behaved he was.”