'TIL DEATH DO US BARK - A pair of pooches were taken on a special walk - down the aisle for their own WEDDING

The retrievers tied the knot in front of around 50 guests in a marquee erected outside of the Prince of Wales in Yeovil, Somerset yesterday (Sun)

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An adorable pair of pooches were taken on a special walk - down the aisle for their own WEDDING.

Black retriever Fiji and golden retriever Dotty tied the knot in front of around 50 guests
in a marquee outside a pub.

The bash at the Prince of Wales pub, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, had all the trappings of a human ceremony.

It included a specially-made dog-friendly cake, a dress and a guitarist to play the couple in.

The dogs walked down the aisle to 'All You Need is Love' by The Beatles and left to 'It Must Be Love' by Madness.

Pippa Hamilton, 60, who officiated the ceremony, said the doggy duo were "slightly all over the place".

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She said: "My job is a celebrant and this idea of a dog wedding came up. I was hesitant to start with - in no way did I want to want to devalue what I do for couples.

"It was an unusual thing. I had never done anything like it before!

"But it highlights the need for love in everybody's lives. When you have love in your life your tail wags!

"The dogs were slightly all over the place, but the bride looked lovely. It was a wonderful thing to do. Apparently they are inseparable."

Pippa often officiates 'handfasting' ceremonies, a rural custom where you bind the newlywed's hands together with a ribbon to show unity.

She added: "I couldn't do that with the dogs yesterday, so I tied their leads together."

The event was organised by Amanda Reed, from Saville Row Hounds, a bespoke dog clothing shop.

Amanda, 59, said: "They retrievers won a competition. We chose them because they were so beautiful.

"The dogs have been friends for a long time and the owners thought it was ideal.

"I made a wedding coat for the female with flowers around her neck. The groom had a bow tie on.

"It was all done in a beautiful gazebo with chairs [for the guests] - someone played the guitar too."