Thursday, 7 April 2011

Dog wedding costs owner £20,000

Now don’t get me wrong. Anyone who knows me knows i adore my 2 dogs but….this lady in my eyes has lost the plot! But of course thats only my opinion, you may think differently



   Louise Harris (right) carrying Lola and Bev Nicholson carrying Mugly during the ceremony in Bradwell-on-Sea

THEY say op-paw-sites attract... so when pampered pooch Lola met ugly mutt Mugly, it was a match made in doggy heaven.

Lola’s owner, Louise Harris, was determined to give her little princess the wedding day of her dreams. And the barking-mad pet lover forked out an astonishing £20,000 on a deluxe ceremony attended by 80 guests.

Yorkshire terrier Lola wore a £1,000 designer wedding dress and Mugly raised the woof by wearing a tuxedo and top hat.

Louise, who thinks she has spent at least £100,000 on her three dogs in the past six years, says: “The day was perfect from start to finish and Lola loved being the centre of attention. My dogs are my pride and joy so nothing is too good for them. I enjoy spoiling them. It makes me happy.

“Lola has transformed my life and makes me so much happier, so this was my way of thanking her.”

Louise – who owns a dog boutique – ran an online competition last year to find a husband for six-year-old Lola and received hundreds of entries. To her surprise Lola’s favourite was Mugly, a hairless Chinese crested who holds the title of the UK’s ugliest dog and is owned by mum-of-four Bev Nicholson, 47, of Peterborough, Cambs.

Louise, 32, says: “I didn’t think Lola would like him. She is a diva and loves her clothes and jewellery so I thought she’d go for a dog more like her.

“But they had a lot of fun so I thought Mugly was the perfect future husband.” Louise took three months to organise the wedding, which was staged in a marquee in the grounds of a mansion in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.

And the dog lover, from nearby Chelmsford, spent £1,350 on jewellery for the big day, £1,000 on a dog creche and £400 on security.

She owns two other Yorkshire terriers – Lulu, who was a bridesmaid, and Larry, who was a page boy.

Louise’s spending on them has included £26,000 on clothes, collars and harnesses, £14,500 on massages, £2,500 on hair accessories and more than £6,000 on beds which have the dogs’ initials in gold leaf.

After Lola and Mugly were pronounced mutt and wife, the human guests were treated to a luxury buffet and a 6ft chocolate fountain.

Louise says: “Lola looked so beautiful – like a little glitter ball. Mugly looked fantastic and he was the perfect groom. It was an emotional day.”

1 comment:

  1. OK! I worship the ground my dogs walk on, but that is just plain crazy!!