Whimsical Doggie Wedding is Catalyst for Creativity

Danni Rivera

The wedding of two dachshunds is captured in whimsical photos by Philadelphia wedding photographer and videographer Danni Rivera of Danfredo Photo + Films.

Rivera is known for her creative edge and regularly collaborates with other business owners on style shoots. 

One day she thought -- why not do a style shoot of a dog wedding instead of a human wedding. 

She reached out to her creative friends and the dog wedding of her two adopted dauchshunds, Hudson and Chelsea, was put into motion.

The wedding took place on September 9 at the intimate Maas Building in Kensington. 

A French bulldog, English bulldog, golden doodle and six dachshunds were among the wedding guests.

Peanut based paw print cookies, carib treats and milk bones were served on coasters and appetizer plates. The newly wed canine couple shared a dog-friendly two-tier cake. The message "thanks for sitting and staying" was etched on the favors. 

Portraits of the couple hung on the brick wall near a cozy table setting adorned with a pink, white and red flower centerpiece. 

Rivera attributes being able to pull off the wedding thanks to a "solid team of crazy dog people" and business owners who donated services -- Confetti & Co., Kate Farley Design, Saylormade, West Elm Philly, Pennys & Stamps, hello bird and Amelie's Bark Shop. 

Rivera and her husband started their photography business after their own experience with their wedding photographer two years ago. 

"We approach every wedding like it was our wedding. It’s a very, very personal mission for me," said Rivera, who is booking human weddings for 2015. 

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