Would you hire your dog to shoot your wedding video?
In what may be the most delightful trend to hit the wedding industry in decades, more and more couples are now strapping GoPro cameras to their pups and encouraging them to film the festivities from the ground up, so to speak. The result is absolute adorableness.
This week, one of these puppy masterpieces has gone viral—but we wanted MORE. So sit back and feast your eyes on what may be the only genre of wedding video that doesn't immediately inspire a Liz Lemon-style eye roll. You're welcome.
This video has been making the rounds this week—and for good reason. The newlyweds, who married on the top of Roan Mountain in Tennessee, explained on YouTube: "Our dog, Ryder, insisted on filming the wedding video, so we let her do her thing. She took awhile to edit the footage, but we think she did a great job."
Earlier this year, Pi the Pup successfully mingled with nearly every guest at a rustic barn wedding ("You're the best dog," said one smitten wedding goer)—and even managed to score some fancy table scraps.
Last year, Martha Stewart Weddings showcased a video shot by a pooch named Tuck, who acted as both ring bearer and videographer in a sunny outdoor affair. The bride, Casey, told the magazine how pleased she and her new husband, Ross, were with the result: "We’ve always joked about seeing the world through a dog’s eyes and thought how cool it would be to capture the whole ceremony from his perspective."
While YouTube is a goldmine for weddings shot by dogs, a clever company based in Italy, which calls itself Wedding Dog Sitter, has taken the concept to the next level—by offering to both dog sit and equip your pup with filming equipment on your Big Day.
In this production, Frizzy the dog, dressed in a 'lil tuxedo, captures all his humans' big moments.
So, sure—you might get some shaky camera movement or an unplanned grass roll now and then, but overall, the dog wedding video manages to capture all the lovey dovey stuff a wedding entails without coming off forced or cheesy. Can I get a woof woof?
For the final video we bring you two dachshunds, Pippo and Otto, dressed in green bow ties. Because, well, dachshunds in bow ties.
Taryn Hillin is Fusion's love and sex writer, with a large focus on the science of relationships. She also loves dogs, Bourbon barrel-aged beers and popcorn — not necessarily in that order.