Bride walks down the aisle with 8 of her rescue dogs in tow

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

bride eschewed tradition and chose to walk down the aisle with eight of her rescue dogs in tow - even carrying one pooch in place of a bouquet.

Samantha Kelly from County Louth in Ireland recently wed partner Ronan and made sure their furry brood took part in the big day.

The 33-year-old walked down the aisle at their country estate home, Loughanmore Court, with her 17-year-old Papillon, Louisa, cradled in her arms.

A bride walked down the aisle with eight of her rescue dogs in tow [Photo: Caters]

Kelly was also joined by 12-year-old Chihuahua Toby, who has nerve problems, 12-year-old Springer Spaniel Jack, who has teeth problems, and 12-year-old Lily who is blind.

The bride and groom shared their big day with eight of their rescue dogs [Photo: Caters]

The couple’s eight-year-old Pomeranian Jessie, who has deformed legs, also attended the romantic ceremony alongside eight-year-old Pomeranian Bonnie and three-year-old Staffie, Barney.

The bride walks down the aisle with her 17-year-old pooch, Louisa, in her arms [Photo: Caters]

But it was her 12-year-old Jack Russell called Pal who really stole the spotlight, as the disabled pup took to the aisle on wheels dressed in a dapper tux.

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The bride, who wore a fairy tale inspired gown on the big day, already owned three of her pet dogs before meeting her husband five years ago.

But the pair later welcomed a further five disabled rescue pups to the family.

The 33-year-old made sure to include her four-legged friends in the big day [Photo: Caters]

Although they’re not the first pair of newlyweds to defy old school tradition in the name of their wedding photographs, as a couple recently staged an underwater shoot to mark the occasion.

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Further demonstrating that weddings are no longer a simple state of affairs, Natural and Derek, posed for a series of photographs just off the coast of Taiwan with schools of fish to keep them company.

Hands up, who else will make sure their pets are on the guest list?

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