So, you’ve met me and you’ve at least been introduced to Brian, but you haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know the other member of our family: Chambers.


Chambers is our one year old Vizsla and the above picture is by far my favorite of him.  Brian took it the first time Chambers saw snow this past winter (he loved it).

The reason I wanted to tell you about Chambers is to get your thoughts on having him in our wedding.  We are planning to have him be the ring bearer (he’ll be walked down the aisle by a friend of ours who knows him well), which, while I’m excited to have him around since he is a big part of our lives, I have to admit, I’m a little nervous that he’ll inadvertently cause a minor disaster… You see, he’s a little rambunctious and a smidge mischievous…  My big fear is that he lunges out of his handler’s hands when he sees me walking down the aisle and tries to leap into my arms, but instead ends up tearing a gaping hole down the front of my dress.

I do think much of this fear can/will be quieted by making sure he is exhausted before the wedding begins, but I’d love some tips from any brides out there who’ve had their dog in their wedding.  Are there any tricks for keeping him quiet during the ceremony?  What about what to do with him during the reception?  Any help you can give would be much appreciated!

And, for your viewing pleasure, some more cute pics of little Chambers:


The above picture was the day I brought him home!  He still tries to sit in my lap like this even though he weighs 50 lbs…



He was a cowboy for Halloween.  This outfit stayed on for about two miliseconds after this picture was taken.


Does it get any cuter than that?!