This Bride Had Puppies Instead of Wedding Bouquets!

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Iowa bride Samanatha Clark knew she wanted to incorporate her love of animals into her big day, but it wasn’t until she saw photoshoots of puppy bouquets on Pinterest that she knew she had found the perfect way.

puppy bouquets
Photo by Emma Anglick

Clark reached out to local animal shelter AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport about the idea, and they were thrilled to participate. They brought over 8-week-old Chiweenies, a small Chihuahua/Dachshund mix for the bridesmaids, which were a huge hit among guests. “You can’t deny puppies,” Clark told People, adding that they were able to raise money for the shelter, which recently traveled to Texas to help dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

puppy bouquets
Photo by Emma Anglick

“It was a really sweet way to bring raise awareness to rescue dogs,” said shelter own Amy Heinz.

puppy bouquets
Photo by Emma Anglick

Contact your local shelter about doing something similar!!

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