Fur better or worse: Pets playing an increasing role in Perth weddings

By: Kate Campbell
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

Original content from PerthNow.
BESIDES the bride, it’s usually the cute flower girl or page boy who attracts all the “oohs and aahs” from wedding guests.

These days, the source of their adoration is just as likely to be a dog in a tuxedo, a canine ring bearer – or even an alpaca walking down the aisle.

More and more, brides and grooms are making their “fur babies” part of their special days. And that’s been made easier thanks to a host of Perth businesses offering services solely designed to getting your pet to and from your wedding and chaperoning them to ensure they’re on their best behaviour.

Long-time alpaca fan Ada Chung couldn’t think of a better choice for a ring bearer when she married Stephen Harrison at Perth Town Hall last year. Alpacas have been a common theme in their relationship — Mr Harrison proposed with a ring around an alpaca’s neck and their first holiday as a couple was to an alpaca farm in NSW.

Angela Bartels, from Treechange Alpacas, said some brides and grooms wanted the “quirk factor” for their weddings, and “gorgeous and inquisitive” alpacas could provide that, as well as keeping guests busy in between the ceremony and reception.

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