Rescue puppies instead of bouquets
Becky and John were in the middle of planning for their wedding that would take place at The Litchfield Inn in Litchfield, CT, when their local rescue located in West Cornwall, CT The Little Guild had a post about some puppies needing a foster home.
A local resident posted on The Little Guild's Facebook page looking for a foster home for a litter of puppies that they found in their neighbor's yard. Becky and John saw the post and said to each other "We've raised baby piglets and cows before, so this can't be much different!"
They first started fostering two puppies from the litter named Penny and Patch. The puppies were so new that they couldn't stay home alone. Becky and John had to make a day trip to Cabelas to get some supplies for their honeymoon so the puppies joined along on their trip, snuggled up inside of a diaper bag in the shopping cart and having bottles in the car ride.
Soon after they started fostering 3 more puppies from the litter, Roley, Lucky and Freckles.
When Becky and John were switching the pups from milk to dog food, they got so covered in the food they would have to give them all baths every time they ate, multiple times a day. "It was mayhem," says Becky.
Becky and John were able to foster all of the puppies right up until they found their forever homes.
Including the rescue puppies in their big day was a no-brainer. Who needs bouquets when you can have puppies?!
Families who were interested in adopting the puppies submitted applications and references including a reference from their veterinarian. All of the puppies went to great homes shortly after Becky and John's wedding day.
Patch, who is now named Mo, found a home with John's aunt, so they are still able to visit with him.
Becky believes all of the incessant puppy cuddling they did while fostering them turned them all into great dogs.
Connecticut Wedding Photography by Rebecca Lynne Photography