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As if I don’t already preach it enough, but really, make the elements of your wedding uniquely personal.

I originally found this real wedding on the Classic Bride site, and did some serious swooning over many of the details the couple focused on:

One: A brooch the groom gave the bride nearly five years prior to their wedding which she never wore. So, while packing for their wedding, she stumbled across it, and only felt it would be fitting to place it on her bouquet.

Two: Megan and Jesse had a gospel choir sing prior to the bride walking down the aisle, and again as everyone left the chapel. A great surprise for the guests.

Three: Including their three year-old yellow lab, who happily walked down the aisle. Twice.

All images courtesy of Melanie Mauer Photography via Classic Bride

Check out the original post over on the Classic Bride to learn more about their other personal details.  How would you personalize your wedding?


  1. I love the touches! Very darling!

  2. love all the personal elements, especially including their lab in the ceremony! and the gospel choir!

  3. I’m loving those floral arrangements that are attached to the end of the pews. Those little details, including the green bandana on the dog, make this wedding really special 🙂

  4. Love the furry friend and especially the brooch, personal details are a must!

  5. How awesome to have a gospel choir help make your entrance! Must have been amazing to be there!

  6. Gospel choir – that would have been so awesome! Love the dog photo too

  7. Sarah
    12:24 am on April 19th, 2010

    The fiance has BEGGED me to include his 14 year old lab. But the church said no. *sads*