Friends, family, and children of all ages gathered for a carnival-themed celebration, where true love was the main attraction

"My girlfriends are all vibrant women, and I wanted them to wear something that showed off their sense of spirit," says Cassie, who asked her bridesmaids to choose any red dress they liked; the couple's pug, Taco, carried the rings on his collar (Soren, the young friend in cowboy hat and gingham shirt, wrangled the pug).

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