It’s no secret that the pet industry is booming. As of 2012, 62% of US households have at least one pet. And people are spending more than ever on their pets than ever before. This year, the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association projects that $58.51 billion dollars in the US will be spent on pets. One interesting trend in the pet industry, although, it is a little eccentric, is ‘pet weddings’. What is a pet wedding? Our Le Image Inc New York wedding photography team investigates!
A ‘pet wedding’ is a wedding ceremony to marry one pet to another pet. This bizarre wedding trend came to prominence in 2005 when celebrity, Pamela Anderson, arranged a wedding for her Golden Retriever, Star, and her Chihuahua, Luca, on the beach in Malibu, California. The pet wedding trend exploded and now there are tons of doggie wedding planners for “woof weddings”. They even have wedding industry professionals available to help you write your dog’s “bow vows”. In 2012, the world record was set in New York City when TV personality, Wendy Diamond, spent $250,000 on her Maltese, Lucky’s ‘puptials’. This wedding ceremony trend may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly fun to look through the wedding photos!
Although our New York wedding photographers have never photographed a pet wedding, we hope to do so in the future! It may seem a little ridiculous but Le Image Inc would love to see a NY pet wedding ceremony. It’s easier to work like a dog when your photographing its wedding! Congratulations to all the couples out there planning their wedding!