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Last night, in New York City’s exclusive Jumeirah Essex House hotel on the edge of Central Park, a beautiful wedding took place. The bride wore a $6,000 custom designed gown, a $15,000 seven-piece orchestra serenaded more than 250 guests as they dined on gourmet sushi. The price-tag for such a fancy affiar? Nearly $250,000.
Oh, did we mention the bride and groom were dogs?
The wedding broke the Guinness World Record for “The Most Expensive Pet Wedding In History.” The bride, Baby Hope Diamond, is the adopted rescue dog of tv personality, Wendy Diamond. Wendy, an entrepreneur, leading pet lifestyle expert, best selling author, and endangered animal and rescue advocate founded Animal Fair, her pet charity organization, in 1999 after adopting her beloved Maltese, Lucky.
When Wendy discovered Lucky, 15-years old and the face of Animal Fair, was dying of cancer, she planned the star-studded nuptials as a last hurrah for the pampered pooch. Unfortunately, Lucky didn’t survive to see her wedding day, and Baby Hope stepped up to lend a paw to the cause.
The groom was chosen through an online contest, created to find a pup to join Lucky as the face of Animal Fair. Chilly Pasternak, a poodle from Virginia, won the online vote and joined Baby Hope down the aisle.
“The bride and groom do not need to sleep or live together,” Diamond told Good Morning America. “They just need to partner in and live on Lucky Diamond’s inspirational legacy in helping animal rescue and welfare.”
This isn’t the first time a “Diamond Dog” has captured the attention of the Guinness Book of World Records. Lucky Diamond earned her spot as “Animal Most Photographed with Celebrities.”