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This Bridal Party Ditched Their Bouquets And Held Rescue Pups Instead

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20/09/2016 9:33 AM AEST | Updated 20/09/2016 9:33 AM AEST
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This dog-obsessed bride filled her wedding day with puppy love ― and lots of it!

At her Sept. 10 wedding in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Sarah Mallouk Crain, who works for the dog rescue organization Pitties Love Peace, asked her bridal party to put their bouquets down and hold rescue pups during their portrait session. 

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The bride has been involved with the Pitties For Peace organization since it was founded in 2011. 

“My days are spent rescuing, training or rehabilitating dogs so it only seemed fitting that I needed to include some on our big day,” Crain told The Huffington Post.

The bride posed with a nine-week-old pit bull puppy, affectionately named Biggie Smalls, who was found on the streets of Brooklyn. The bridesmaids and groomsmen took turns cuddling with five boxer-coonhound sisters named Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth, and Louisa after the original First Ladies of the United States. 

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Sarah wore a Tara Keely gown from Kleinfeld on the big day. 
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The boxer-coonhound pups were brought to the shelter when they were just a week old. Look how far they've come! 

“Her heart for rescue pups is obvious and she now gets to share that with Matt as they start their lives together as husband and wife with several fur-babies already a part of their family, making life extra sweet,” photographer Caroline Logan told InsideEdition.com

The newlyweds have three dogs of their own ― Mara, Leo and Atlas ― and also act as foster parents to pups who are still waiting to find their forever homes. 

“They are the best ‘kids’ we could ever have,” the bride told HuffPost. 

The Crains looked dashing on their wedding day, of course, but the pups were the real stars of the show:

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SQUEAL! 
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It's a puppy party!!
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That face 😍😍😍

For the time being, the boxer-coonhound pups are living in separate foster homes. They will soon be ready for adoption.

Below, more stunning shots from the couple’s big day:

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