In a wedding the best man and maid of honor are two very important roles, and they always go to people who are very close to the bride and groom. That’s why when Emma-Leigh and Shane Matthews recently got married they chose two of their best pals, Niko and Phil, to fill the roles.
There’s just one thing, Niko and Phil are dogs.
Niko and Phil are two very adorable and very fluffy malamutes.
Emma-Leigh told HuffPost that many wedding venues were not keen on the idea of having dogs involved in their wedding. If it wasn’t restrictions placed on where the dogs could go at the venue, it was their sheer size that worried some places.
Eventually the Matthews were able to find a place in Cumbria, England that was happy to host their wedding. Although they allowed Niko and Phil, the venue reportedly didn’t allow the couple’s cat, Milo.
The newlyweds shared numerous photos of their dogs dressed in a flower collar and bow tie on the Instagram account they run for their dogs and cat.
Niko and Phil even dressed up for the occasion.
While we have seen other weddings use puppies as props, the Matthews made sure to include their dogs in their special day as much as possible.
“The dogs were part of every part of the wedding and didn’t really leave our side,” Emma-Leigh told HuffPost.
Both dogs walked down the aisle.
Phil wore a GoPro and captured the wedding from a dog’s point of view.
The two posed for plenty of pictures with all the guests.
And of course they took a photo with the bride and groom.
Talk about being man’s best friend!