When Rachel Franco and Alexander Oyen eloped in a self-solemnized ceremony on Flagstaff Mountain in Colorado, it was meant to be just them and a photographer. Instead, two furry wedding crashers unexpectedly showed up and made their day.
“We’d just completed exchanging vows and had our first kiss as a married couple, and as I was pulling away from the kiss, I thought to myself, ‘I suppose something is on me?’” The Dodo was informed by Franco. “When I opened my eyes, there stood the most beautiful husky.”
Freya, a husky, chose to attend the wedding, followed by her brother, Bruno. Franco and her husband, fortunately, are dog lovers, and having two as surprise witnesses couldn’t have been better.CARA ELIZ PHOTO“This was mind-blowing to us,” Franco said. “It really did feel like the universe congratulating us, or telling us that this was right. Like, all we ever want is for dogs to run up to us and interrupt our lives, and this just felt hilarious and perfect.” CARA ELIZ PHOTOThe dogs’ owner realized that his pups were making themselves a little too comfortable, and tried to call them away. But the dogs insisted on joining in the wedding photos — especially Freya.
“When she first came up to us, she leaned on my legs and just kind of gave over her body weight in the hopes of getting pets, which we were certainly down for,” she added “Franco expressed his thoughts. “She came over to sniff my flowers and the train of my garment numerous times.”CARA ELIZ PHOTO“When she first came up to us, she leaned on my legs and just kind of gave over her body weight in the hopes of getting pets, which we were certainly down for,” she added “Franco expressed his thoughts. “She came over to sniff my flowers and the train of my garment numerous times.” CARA ELIZ PHOTOThe dogs even helped Oyen, who has a fear of heights, relax. “I think it made him comfortable to see these dogs just kind of running free and having fun in this area they were clearly familiar with,” Franco said.
Franco will always treasure her time on top of the mountain with her husband and her two unexpected wedding guests.
Franco stated, “I simply cherished our little ceremony and the time we spent up there.” “I was really delighted and privileged to be there with my husband, who looked so lovely.”