Alabama Bride’s “First Look” Photos with Her Beloved Labrador Are Just the Sweetest Thing
It doesn’t get much cuter than this.
Kristen Dupree, 24, wasn’t planning to have a first look photo shoot on her wedding day, but things have a way of working out like they should.
Kristen’s fiancé Duncan, 25, knew early on that he didn't want to see her until she walked down the aisle. He was adamant that he wanted to see her for the first time walking down the aisle with her father, rather than doing a “first look.”
“In passing, we joked about me doing one with Zeke," Kristen recalled to Today.
But when their November 8 nuptials at Izenstone in Spanish Fort, Alabama, came around, Kristen found herself anxious to have Zeke, the couple’s two-year-old black Labrador, by her side.
"On the wedding day, I started to get some pre-ceremony jitters and really wanted to see Zeke prior to walking down the aisle," she said. "Zeke had been hanging with Duncan and the groomsmen all day. My matron of honor went to get him for me, and it truly was a special moment for me. In the middle of a busy day of hair, makeup, setting up and pictures, it was nice to just love on my dog."
"Duncan and I bought Zeke together during my last semester of college at the University of Alabama," Kristen told Today. "Anyone that knows us knows how much we love Zeke. He comes everywhere with us. Family beach trips, hunting camp weekends, boat days, we bring him everywhere. He is one of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet, and he makes every adventure better!"
Congrats to this very good boy and his parents!