We’ve fallen head over heels in love with a very good dog who was the ring bearer at his owners’ wedding.
Nine-year-old Labrador Duke walked down the aisle carrying the rings to Zac Stout, 25, and his bride Lily, 24, who decided that when they married, it just seemed natural to have Duke in their wedding.
Duke is described by the couple as being ‘the most loveable and happy soul you could ever meet’.
Lily said that Duke has always been a big part of her and Zac’s relationship and decided no-one else should have the task of bringing them their rings to the altar.
Duke was over the moon to have been given such a big role to play in the wedding.
Lily said: ‘One of the first times I met Zac we walked Duke on the beach together and when we got back from the walk I sat in Duke’s dog bed with him having a cuddle.
‘Zac said I got the Duke seal of approval, and he asked me to be his girlfriend.
‘We took Duke down to the church we were getting married in before the day and rehearsed him coming down the aisle.
‘He was such a good boy, we knew he would be perfect for the job.
‘Everyone was so excited to see him on the day.’
Lily added that Duke was so excited to walk down the aisle with the rings that his tail wagged throughout the entire ceremony.
She added: ‘One of the groomsmen had to put his tail in between his feet as it was making such a noise hitting the pews!
‘Everyone cheered him on as he came down the aisle with big smiles on their faces.
‘He said hello to a couple of people on his way up the aisle as he recognised people but all in all he was so good.’