Two rescue pets have been joined in mutt-rimony with the world’s first pagan wedding – for DOGS.
Dog-lover John Awen met partner Pink Ali, both 45, and they instantly clicked – but worried their dogs wouldn’t get on.
However John’s black Labrador, named Pagan, and Pink’s Alaskan malamute called Anoushka fell in love at first sniff, and soon became inseparable.
They bounded down the aisle in a ‘paw fasting’ ceremony – based on the Pagan tradition of hand fasting where a couple declare a binding union for each other.
The ceremony was conducted by John who is a Druid, and saw the pair exchange dog collars, with Anoushka wearing a pink veil and her new dog-hubby in a top hat.
It it thought to be the world’s first Pagan dog wedding and author John has already been booked to perform more dog ceremonies.
John, from Wells, Somerset, said: “They really were so well behaved and they loved the attention. They were absolutely amazing.
“The dogs are just inseparable. If Pagan is not about Anoushka cries and they snuggle in together all the time.”
Shop owner Pink added: “People thought we were barking mad, but we didn’t care.
“We just hope our dogs will be very happy and together fur-ever.”
John and Pink met in June 2014 and started dating six months later, so decided to introduce their rescue dogs to each other.
Bossy Anoushka initially pinned Pagan to the floor, but they quickly become inseparable and their owners walked them down the aisle in April this year.
The couple advertised the event on Facebook and 30 friends gathered in Pink’s shop, Maharanee’s Palace Boutique, for the ceremony.
Anoushka wore a pink tutu and veil for the tongue-in-cheek ceremony, and recieved a pink leopard print studded collar from Pagan who got a powder blue one.
“The newlyweds then had a run around the garden and slept nose-to-nose that night,” said Pink
Now the pair think their pooches are expecting puppies.
John, a writer at Pagan Dawn magazine, added: “I have spoken to many, many people and none of them have heard of, been to or seen a pawfasting before.
“It could be the first in the world.”