We wouldn't mind dealing with a wedding crasher if he was this cute! At this couple's wedding ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil, last month, a surprise wedding guest invited himself to their nuptials—a stray dog who wandered into the venue. Being that the dog was way too adorable to turn away, the pup was allowed to join the party. And that's not all. In the end, both the newlyweds and the abandoned doggo received the greatest wedding present ever.
Marília and Matheus had a couple of unexpected incidents mark their wedding day. The first was a sudden storm raining out their outdoor wedding. To shelter their guests from the rain, the couple was forced to pop up a tent and celebrate their ceremony inside. And therein came the second incident: Also looking to stay dry was a local dog—a stray—who wandered into the tent, seeking reprieve from the rain. (And a few belly scratches wouldn't hurt either.)
Guests at first tried to kick out the muddy, furry little wedding crasher. But not to be turned away, he soon returned to the ceremony. "As the ceremony started, to everyone's surprise, it was the dog who came in when the bridal chorus began to play," the bride, Marília, told The Dodo.
Again, guests shooed the dog away. But as the couple began to say their vows, the ever-determined pup returned once again and this time took center stage. (Only a face this cute would dare try to outshine a bride!) "The dog entered and laid down to sleep on my veil," Marília said. Yep, this pup plopped himself down on that delicate lace and tulle and fell right asleep—muddy paws and all. Luckily, this big-hearted bride couldn't bear to turn away this new four-legged member of her wedding party.
"It was a very pleasant surprise for me, because I love animals," she said. "I liked it very much."
The dog got to stay and celebrate with the rest of the guests for the remainder of the wedding, though as the nuptials came to a close, this guest opted not to overstay his welcome and slipped away into the night. But as if this story couldn't get any sweeter, the newlyweds realized they had fallen for their new-found friend and, fresh off their I do's, decided to add to their little family.
"We decided to adopt him because he is a street dog," Marília explained. However, after the wedding, it took a while to track down their uninvited guest and invite him to join their pack. But not to worry—this story has the happiest of endings.
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"It took us a long time to find him again, but yesterday we were contacted and told his whereabouts," said Marília. The newlyweds rescued the dog from the streets and dubbed him Snoop. "He came home, and I showered him," Marília said. "He played a lot, ate, drank water. He is very happy and slept super good the first night."
And just like that, these newlyweds and their furry wedding crasher became a family of three. "We're all very happy," said Marília.