A total of 21 dog “couples” walked down the aisle in a mass pet wedding held in Beijing on Sunday, because the world is a strange, strange place. (But it’s goddamned cute, so just go with it.)
Note: For the sake of not wanting to over-use quotation marks, we are just going to omit them for the rest of the article while remaining fully aware that the concept of animal “couples” getting “married” is completely absurd.
China’s first-ever canine wedding kicked off at around 10:00 a.m. at a Beijing park decorated with flower arches and banquet tables, on which the animals displayed their matching tuxes and wedding dresses.
Pets and their owners pulled up to the ceremony in a stretch Hummer and BMW convertibles, according to Sina News. Ahem.
The grooms and their bitches were led down a rose petal-scattered aisle by their owners, occasionally wandering off to sniff flowers and scratch themselves because they’re dogs. They received their marriage licenses from Shi Kangning, the secretary general of the Committee of Wedding Service Industries, who presided over the ceremony.
Watch the video of the pet wedding here, unless you’re single. In that case, weep because these dogs found true love before you and because you might not end up getting married until you’re 86.
[Images via Weibo]