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Rescue Puppies Replace Bouquets At PA Wedding

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Are these photos from a Lancaster County wedding a sign of things to come?

(credit: Caroline Logan Photography)

(credit: Caroline Logan Photography)

The pictures, which have been shared all over the internet, show a Pennsylvania wedding party holding rescue puppies instead of traditional bouquets.

(credit: Caroline Logan Photography)

(credit: Caroline Logan Photography)

Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth and Louisa are the names of the rescue dogs. They are named after the first five first ladies of the United States.

The Pit bull the bride is holding is a nine-week-old rescue from Brooklyn, lovingly referred to as “Biggie Smalls.” (naturally)

(credit: Caroline Logan Photography)

(credit: Caroline Logan Photography)

The bride, Sarah, works for a pair of rescue organizations and she wanted to feature the puppies in her wedding pictures to raise awareness for shelter dogs.

Her wedding photographer, Caroline Logan says, “While photographing six rambunctious puppies definitely brought an added challenge, it also caused the bridal party to be more at ease. Having something to divert attention from that uncomfortable “Oh my goodness, I’m getting my picture taken… what do I do with my hands?!” feeling to pure puppy bliss made for relaxed photos where the bridal party was able to focus on interacting with the fun-loving puppies as I documented it all unfold.”

“And of course, the bridal party loved it! From the minute the puppies came bounding around the corner exploring their new surroundings, the bridesmaids were gushing about how cute they were. It was a dream for everyone!”

Sarah’s love of dogs was incorporated into other wedding details as well, including the invitations and the cake at her bridal shower.

The puppies in the photos are all up for adoption. For more information click here.

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