When Jaclyn and Joe got engaged on Christmas, 2012, there was no question their “kids” — Corgis Dierks and Sadie Bells — would be an important part of their wedding.
… after all, what’s an engagement photo without a Corgi in it? Lacking that certain Je ne sais quoi, as the French might say.
Jaclyn’s retired show horse Jifte joined them for the shoot. Not a problem for this New York couple’s best buddies, who regularly report to work with Mom at a horse farm. These Corgis are rarely at home alone.
“All three “children” behaved themselves perfectly for our engagement session, even though it was the hottest, buggiest day we’ve ever had in May” recalls Jaclyn. “As you can tell from the pictures, the Corgis LOVED having their pictures taken and thought the photo shoot was for them!”
That sounds about right to me.
Well, the Big Day rolled around on May 17, 2014. And to nobody’s surprise, the shortest-legged members of the little family helped make Jaclyn and Joe’s wedding an event to remember.
“They walked down the aisle, with my Mom and two older brothers leading them” writes Jaclyn. “I was nervous about how they would react having 120 people staring at them, but they both behaved perfectly and took their roles very seriously!”
Everyone loved them and commented on how cute they were; Dierks handsome in his bow tie, Sadie beautiful with her custom made baby’s breath collar, gamely tolerated until the end of the couple’s photo session. When Sadie finally had enough of the collar and began ripping the flowers off, her face conveyed a very direct message (as Corgi faces often do): “I’ve had enough of this girly stuff, Mom! Dierks is laughing at me!”
For her birthday the year before, Jaclyn’s Mom had given her the perfect topper for the wedding cake: two Corgis, made to look just like Dierks and Sadie, dressed in wedding finery. A gown for Sadie and a suit with purple bow tie to match the groom and groomsmen, for dapper Dierks.
“Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we’re so happy Dierks and Sadie Bells were able to share this special day with us!”
Congratulations and Corgi On, Jaclyn and Joe Prusse!
Photography: Stephanie Stanton