Bullies Replace Bouquets in the Best Wedding Photos Ever

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Just as any bride-to-be-knows, Sara Mallouk Crain knew she wanted her wedding to be a big day.  But Sarah, a dog-lover who helped found a Pennsylvania rescue organization, Pitties for Peace, knew that the traditional flower bouquets for her bridesmaids was not exactly what she wanted.

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Sarah instead decided that she’d like to raise awareness for rescue dogs, and that the perfect way to show her love of animals and bring exposure to rescue was to include the sweet pups in the wedding.  Her groom, who did not grow up with dogs but has evolved over the years into a dog person was more than happy to grant her her wish!

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The smiles on the faces of the bridesmaids and groomsmen as each carried a baby boxer-coonhound puppy more than resonated with social media fans who went goo goo over the adorableness.

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Crain says that animals have been an important part of her entire life, and that her passion is rescuing dogs. The five sweethearts featured in her wedding are all littermates named after the original five First Ladies: Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth and Louisa.  They were all babies she helped raise after they were brought to her organization.

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Though each puppy has been living in a different foster home since they were brought to the rescue, the invitation to come and be part of Sarah’s day was one they couldn’t pass up, and they were reunited, much to the delight of the bridesmaids, groomsmen and guests!

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Crain and her new husband hope that their photos will show people ways to help shelters and rescues out, and to give direction for those who may be looking to add a new furbaby to their family.  Her five special girls are not up for adoption yet (soon, though!), but she encourages everyone to always look to shelters and rescue first when looking for a pet.

Because really…what family picture is complete without one?