- Nico the Golden Retriever was one happy dog when he got to be the ring bearer at his owners' wedding.
- Newlyweds Morwenna and Macaulay Negus finally tied the knot after five cancellations due to Covid restrictions, but knew they wanted their dog to be an important part of the wedding party.
- Dressed the part, Nico wore what looked to be a three-piece suit, attached to a harness, but ran free as he came down the aisle.
This suited and booted Golden Retriever couldn't stop smiling as the ring bearer for his loved-up owners.
Newlyweds Morwenna and Macaulay Negus finally tied the knot after five cancellations due to Covid restrictions, but knew they wanted their dog Nico (4) to be an important part of the wedding party.
Nico was tasked with the job of ring bearer, walking down the aisle during the ceremony, much to the wedding guest's surprise.
Dressed the part, Nico wore what looked to be a three-piece suit, attached to a harness, but ran free as he came down the aisle.
Morwenna explained: "I stumbled across wedding inspiration on Pinterest and then saw adverts for mini dog suits for sale."
After struggling to find the right suit for her pet online, Morwenna decided to make one herself, which cost her £5 (R100).
"I just used an old suit and cut it up where I needed it and the buttons. I made it look like it was a three-piece suit, but it was actually all sewn together as one and it was fitted onto his harness, so as far as he knew it was just a harness he was wearing.
"He had no idea how cute he looked."
Nico was adopted as a puppy and the couple say he's their first child.
Morwenna added: "I knew he had to be a part of the wedding somehow, so one of the first questions we asked when viewing the venue was if it was pet friendly.
Fortunately for the couple, the venue allowed pets, so there was no question that Nico just had to be involved in the wedding.
"You see your wedding as a significant moment in your life, you remember everything, and everyone there, so we needed Nico there too.
"We had a dog nanny, Sarah, from Wedding Day Dog Nanny, who was brilliant. She looked after him the whole day. She came in the morning and was dressed for the occasion too. She chaperoned him around all day and made sure he was in the photos and was behaving.
"I don't know if we would have been able to have him there if it wasn't for her."
The couple say Nico definitely stole the show.
"As he walked down the aisle he strutted, he looked so chuffed, he loves attention and he was definitely the centre of attention," said Morwenna.
"Not many people knew he would be there; he took the spotlight. We had a huge Dentastix dog treat at the end of the aisle to get him to come to us, and as soon as he got it he ran straight outside with it, we just managed to get the rings off him.
"He wasn't even meant to be at the evening party, but a drunk friend went and got him, he had so many treats and ate nearly half of the pasties, but we wouldn't have had it any other way.
"He partied with us all, it was so special."
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Source: Cindy Kitchker/Caters News/Magazinefeatures.co.za