Zuki is the Ring Bearer at our Wedding at Hodsock Priory

Posted By Hazel Winstanley / 9th May 2019 / News / 0 Comments

Hi again my dog pals,

Hum & Glenn got married in February at the dog friendly Hodsock Priory and as I had brought them together in the first place, I had a very special role as the ring bearer! @HodsockPriory 

Now dog peeps, that is THE MOST IMPORTANT role as those rings seal the marriage so I had to be extra careful with them!

I spent the night before the wedding with Glenn Glenn at Blyth Travelodge where us four legs are allowed to stay with our humans in the bedroom. @TravelodgeUK

On the morning, I was collected by Katie from Wags & Weddings who was to look after me for the day. @WagsandWeddings

She took me to Hodsock Priory and boy is that a splendid place!  I had been before to check it out with Hum and Glenn so knew what to expect but other folks at the wedding were super impressed. It is an Elizabethan building and apparently Henry  VIII stayed there so it has history!

It is also famous for snowdrops so Hum & Glenn had themed the wedding on these little flowers which were all over the grounds and the humans again thought that was beautiful.

When we got to Hodsock, Katie took me into the library which is one of the rooms where we doggies are allowed. We chilled out there and Katie put my pretty collar on which had ribbon and silk flowers and a little bag to hold those special rings in 😊 I did look amazing although I say so myself! Very regal and beautiful.

When Hum was ready in her big dress she came to see if I was OK and then set off in a horse and carriage to the entrance of Hodsock. I got to sit in the carriage which was fun although I would really have liked to play chase with the horses.

It was then time for Hum to enter the ceremony room. Hum’s son Jack and his friends played music and I walked Hum down the aisle! I had a lead that said ‘I Do Too’ in diamante as I am sure Glenn really wanted to marry me as well. I was a good girl apart from getting little distracted by all the people! At least I didn’t do a wee wee on the grass aisle though 😉

Hum’s other son Ben took me at the end of the aisle and got the rings out of the little bag ready for the wedding vows. Well, I am pleased to report that all went well, there were no objections and Hum and Glenn are officially married. I actually witnessed them signing the register thing but they didn’t let me put my paw print on it – said it wasn’t legal or somethink.

After the ceremony, we went to have photos taken and I was fine at first but got tired after a while and found that jumping in the lake meant that I didn’t need to pose for any more photos and Katie could take me to Ben’s room for a rest! There is one dog friendly bedroom at Hodsock Priory in the Courtyard and that was where I was to stay with Ben as Glenn & Hum were in the Honeymoon Suite where for some reason no dogs are allowed ☹

After a short rest and clean up, Katie brought me back in and I was allowed to sit with Hum and my now ‘Glenn Dad’ for the speeches. This was because everyone referred to me so much as I was so instrumental in the whole affair!

Hum had also had little mini felt versions of me made to go on all the tables! That is how special I am – a centerpiece no less 😊

When the speeches were over and the humans were having their dindins, I went back to the room with Katie and had a long and well deserved sleep. It had all been a really exciting but exhausting day for a little dog like me but I was well happy to see Hum & Glenn Dad tie the knot and glad they chose Hodsock as it really is super dog friendly!

If any of your human-folk let you take part in their wedding, do please post your photos on our FB page! Have Dog Can Travel

Lots of love,

Zuki xx

Photographs by Red 5 Studios

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