Groom chooses very good boy Weller the dog to be his best man

pictures of a dog serving as best man at a wedding
‘We could not have asked for a better wedding day’ (Picture: Meaghan Hall Photography / Caters News)

Sometimes, the phrase ‘man’s best friend’ is meant to be taken very literally.

Such was the case with Shane Hudson and his best buddy Weller, the mastiff and Staffordshire bull terrier mix who served as best man as his wedding. The three-year-old dog joined Shane and his wife Amanda as they made their vows and celebrated their nuptials, wearing a little tux and looking every bit the part. Shane, 34 and Amanda, 32, both from Hazel Park, Michigan, knew from the start that they wanted Weller involved in their wedding.

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Shane, who works in sales, said: ‘We thought maybe we would make him a ring bearer but ultimately landed on him being the “Best Boy” because, well, he is. ‘Weller is our world. We adopted him as a puppy, and he goes pretty much anywhere we can take him.
Welller at the wedding getting lots of fussing from the ushers
Welller at the wedding with the ushers (Picture: Meaghan Hall Photography / Caters News)
Welller at the wedding with the entire party
So dapper (Picture: Meaghan Hall Photography / Caters News)
Welller at the wedding with Shane and Amanda as they just tie the knot
Good boy, Weller (Picture: Meaghan Hall Photography / Caters News)

‘Finding a venue that would allow him to hang out for a while was important to us in the planning process, and we got exactly what we wanted.

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The wedding was a hit, with Shane describing it as ‘absolutely perfect’.

‘We have some non-traditional tastes and really focused on the celebration of our love for each other,’ he explained.

‘We could not have asked for a better wedding day.

‘We are those annoying dog people who post pictures and videos of Weller all over our social media, so Weller has a mini fan base with our friends and family.

‘We have worked very hard on Weller’s training over the past year, and we are still getting compliments on how well-behaved he was.’

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What a good boy.

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