A group of canines dressed in their formal finest gathered in Beijing for an event billed as the city’s first-ever collective pet wedding.
According to informationng, "the Sunday event, presided over by Shi Kangning, secretary-general of the Committee of Wedding Service Industries, featured 21 dog couples — many clad in canine-size dresses and tuxedos — trotting down the aisle to receive their marriage licenses."
Several of the happy couples and their owners arrived at the ceremony in lavish vehicles, including a BMW convertible and a stretch Hummer limousine.
“I have attended many weddings before, but this is the first time I’ve ever been to such a large-scale collective pet wedding. Looking at these lovely pets getting married and listening to their stories, I was really moved,” said a pet owner and wedding guest identified as Ms. Li. The wedding was organized by the makers of the Smack Talk app, a social networking platform for pets and their owners.
“The idea of a collective wedding came about from our previous communication and research with users,” Smack Talk chief executive officer Zhang Zhongshan said. “This is our first try, and we want to take the opportunity to continually promote the development of the pet industry, improve the social lives of our pets and allow them to enjoy egalitarian treatment.”