The Wedding of Stedman & Phoenix
It’s the talk of the town. On October 1, 2011 after a 6 month world-wind romance, Stedman married his love, Phoenix. The wedding was a beautiful engagement on the terrace at Loews Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Twinkle lights casted a soft glow over the bride and groom as they took their vows on the altar. The guests were well-groomed and well-dressed. As the ceremony progressed, photographers and videographers took plenty of snapshots and footage of the couple, a Beagle and a Papitese.
After a fabulous weekend of learning about social media and how it relates to pets, the conclusion to Barkworld 2011 was a dog wedding for Stedman, the Beagle and his now wife Phoenix, the Papitese. The pet parents spared no expense to lavish their beloved dogs with a ceremony that tops many human weddings. For their human guests, there were appetizers, a pasta bar, a cash bar, and parting “doggie” gift bags. The band played elegant background music for both 2 and 4 legged friends to greet and intermingle with one another.
Since the parents of the groom were Jewish, the groom and the best man wore a Kippah, the traditional head cover of Orthodox Jewish men. After the joining of paws and the exchanging of rings, the Rabbi blessed and broke a Kiddush cup shaped doggie treat. At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom ate the wedding cake together.
This was an amazing event. I don’t think I will ever see another doggie wedding and if so, not to this extent. It was a beautiful and memorable day. Congratulations to Stedman and Phoenix and Mazel Tov!