Pooches Elvis and Bella, known as ”Belvis” tied the knot in a lavish country club wedding, on Saturday July 2, which cost their owner more than £2,000 (N700,000).
Their owner, 41-year-old Alma Padilla, searched for two months before finding the ideal location in Lowton, Warrington, Greater Manchester, for ‘Belvis’. The pooch’s perfect day took eight months to plan, with particular detail spent on the three-tiered wedding cake made of dog food.
The Shiatzus tied the knot and celebrated with a banquet of bone-shaped biscuits, a wedding cake made of dog food and a canine celebrity guest from Towie.
People came from far and wide to attend and there were so many dogs at the ceremony. The Shiatzus who are already parents to two litters of puppies, had a total of 70 guests and 17 dogs, including all of Belvis’ puppies, in attendance as the pooches swapped bow-vows.
Dog owner Alma, a married mum-of-three, from Radcliffe decided to plan the extravagant wedding for her pets as she married her husband in a civil ceremony and wanted the dogs to have the wedding she couldn’t have.
Alma said she knew the two had to get married after realising they are destined to spend their lives together. Every detail for the big day – including the wedding dress – was a decided by both Bella and herself.
For Alma, it was a beautiful but very stressful day because she had to make sure her babies had their dream doggy wedding. Alma said bride Bella, like any other bride was very stressed the day before the wedding.
Elvis came to live with pet owner Alma, from Radcliffe, Bury, and originally from the Philippines after his original owners were unable to care for him a few years ago.
The owners of the Dog Country Club wished congratulations to Belvis (the bridge and groom) and were “proud” to host their first canine wedding.