This bride swapped blooms for barks with this charitable idea...
A big-hearted bride-to-be who wanted to raise awareness for a local animal charity asked her bridesmaids to walk down the aisle holding something a little different to traditional floral posies: puppies!
Our hearts... Image by Emma Anglick
Samantha Clark's best girls held teeny-tiny Chiweenie pups instead of flowers, in a bid to raise awareness of 'adopt not shop' in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Speaking to Inside Edition, Samantha, who tied the knot with beau Kendell last week, said: "I originally wanted to use my own three dogs but decided that they already have love and a home, so I decided I wanted to try to help rescue dogs".
The utterly gorgeous seven-week-old pups were provided by AHeinz57 Pet Rescue And Transport, an Iowa-based charity that helps homeless pets find homes - and had recently accepted 100 new dogs onto its books following the devestation caused by the hurricane.
Samantha added: "[The puppies] were a huge hit. The bridesmaids were ecstatic to hold them down the aisle. It all flowed very perfectly. They were the best, well-behaved puppies I’ve dealt with".
"I don't think anyone thought I was crazy enough to really go through with it," Samantha mused to the Des Moines Register. "Everyone loved it. You can't deny puppies."
Ain't that the truth! Click here for the Dogs Trust's top tips for celebrating your canine friends at your wedding.
Images throughout: Emma Anglick