Bride Includes Her Dog as a Flower Girl at the Wedding

This four-legged flower girl stole the show at Briana Schafer's wedding in Chicago.
The bride said that her golden retriever, Nora, is "part of the fabric of our family", so not including her in the November 4 wedding ceremony was never an option.

"She's my friend, she's my little shadow," said Schaefer, 30, to ABC News.
She and her husband, Kevin Schaefer, have had Nora for four-year and considered her their "dog-her," she said.

According to the bride: "she goes everywhere with me." Everyone knows how obsessed I am with her, so most people asked if Nora would be at the wedding. We got her a little flower necklace. "
Nora was even part of the marriage proposal.

"Kevin proposed to me on October 1, 2016, at Montrose Beach Dog," said Schaefer. "It was our five year anniversary and he said he wanted to do it there because I always describe it as" heaven on earth. "Nora was right there with us, as he proposed.”

As a trained therapy dog, Schaefer said Nora is "very cold" and did not cause any doggy disaster on the big day.

The bride last dog, Tandy, who died before Nora came into the couple lives was also included in the wedding.

 According to Schaefer "I was surprised by my maid of honor, Alex Leicester, by putting a small photograph of Tandy in my bouquet." I, of course, immediately burst into tears as she said: "This way you can have both your dog with you on the day of the wedding."”

The couple went on their honeymoon in Asheville, North Carolina. As much as Schaefer wanted to take Nora along, she stayed at home with her mother because her husband insisted they needed some time alone.

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