Herrington on the Bay with your dog

One of the reasons I absolutely LOVE Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, Maryland is that they make is to easy for you to have your puppy there with you to celebrate! Firstly, they allow your best friend to join you. Let’s be real, not every venue is pet friendly. Second, they pretty much have pet care on speed dial to help make having your fur-ball be a part of your Herrington on the Bay wedding be a stress-free as possible.

Yes, puppy tuxedos are a thing, and I am here for them.

Herrington on the Bay knows that our pets are our family. And many of us would love the idea of having our dogs in our wedding if we could figure out the logistics. So, let me tell you how Herrington on the Bay typically get having your dog in your photos and even part of your wedding day, be as stress-free as possible. Herrington on the Bay will partner with one of the premier pet resorts in the area. Perfect Pet Resort is located in Lothian, Maryland, just about 10 minutes from Herrington on the Bay’s Maryland Tropical like Resort.

Herrington on the Bay will have Perfect Pet Resort bring your pup over after you have gotten ready and are ready for photos. You don’t need to organize this, they have it done for you. They will stay there while your pup is taking photos with you and the wedding party, and then, bring them back to their own resort where they are played with and loved on.

Kisses from your puppy bff

Now, you can also incorporate your puppy dog into your wedding beyond photos. Having your dog be part of your wedding party during the wedding is extra special. I know, not all dogs are cool with this, so know your pup of course. But it can make for beautiful photos and extra special moments. One last way to have some special moments with your pup is to have a dog first look. Have your Maid of Honor or someone your puppy loves, bring them over to see you and make a moment of it. No one’s eyes light up with such delight as a dog seeing you when they haven’t seen you all day, (or even in 5 minutes. They give us so much love, right?!).

doggy first look
wedding with dog
Dog in wedding ceremony

A few extra points to help you on the day. Be sure to have a neutral color leash or harness for puppy photos. This will look much better, and the leash won’t be so distracting. If your pup is your ring bearer, treat them as if they are a two year old, and don’t give your dog the actual rings. You might get more of a story than you bargained for. Bring plenty of treats, let this be special for your pup. We all know a way to a dog’s heart is through their belly. And lastly, have fun with it! Get a cute bandana or our wreath, or even outfit for your pup. Having your dog be a part of your wedding is a wonderful way to to personalize your wedding and include your whole family. Herrington on the Bay really does a great job of alleviating the stress of logistics. Below are a few extra photos, because why not?! Who doesn’t love adorable dog and wedding photos?!

I have photographed weddings at Herrington on the Bay many many times. If you would like to see more work at Herrington on the Bay, I have included a few previous blog posts. I am terrible at blogging, so there are only a couple, but safe to say I have been there well over 50 times. 🙂 If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, I would love for you to drop me a line! You can contact me here



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