What’s the father of the bride to do when he knows his daughter’s beloved pet pooch won’t be able to attend her destination wedding? Wayne Bontempo had the perfect solution: a cardboard cutout. The newlyweds live in New York City and are from Ohio, but they chose to hold their wedding in Charleston, South Carolina because it’s where they went on their first vacation together. But that location didn’t bode well for Leo the goldendoodle, who doesn’t do well traveling. The two-dimensional version of Leo was there throughout the couple’s big day, but especially loved hitting the dance floor with the guests.
But Bontempo even had one more surprise up his sleeve. “My dad actually made a mini one to take with us on our honeymoon”, said the bride.