The Best of 2023: Dogs in the Rocky Mountains

December 18, 2023
The Best of 2023: Dogs in the Rocky Mountains

Get ready to melt into a puddle of puppy love as we fetch the most heartwarming moments of 2023 featuring our four-legged friends in the Rocky Mountains! In this fur-tastic showcase, we’ve ransacked our magazines, blogs, social media, and wedding guides to bring you the absolute best snapshots of dogs stealing the spotlight at real weddings, engagements, and elopements. From wagging tails amid snowy peaks to furry confidants in sunlit meadows, these adorable canines are not just pets—they’re paw-some members of the love story. We’re barking mad about how couples in the Rockies embrace the joy, chaos, and unbridled happiness that comes with including their furry companions in the celebration of love. So, grab your treat bag, unleash the cuteness, and join us in a tail-wagging adventure through the best of 2023: Dogs in the Rocky Mountains!


This canine duo was a big part of Alex and Eric’s wedding day featured in Utah Fall/Winter 2023. The couple even had a canine cancer fund set up at their event in lieu of guest gift bags to honor their late pup, Zeke.

Photographer: Ashlee Brooke Photography


See more of this fluffer in our New Mexico 2023 issue.

Photographer: Sarah Lotus Photography


These golden retrievers stole the show at a beautiful wedding at The Broadmoor in our Colorado Springs Wedding Guide Vol. 2 – they even graced the cover!

Photographer: Alicia D’Elia Photography



Check out this whimsical futaall celebration featuring Sarah and Greg’s pup in the Rocky Mountain Bride Idaho 2023 issue.

Photographer: Montana Lee


It’s safe to say The Broadmoor is a pup-friendly wedding venue! Check out this classic wedding day in our Colorado Springs Wedding Guide Vol. 2.

Photographer: Autumn Cutaia


Check out these paw-some fellas in our Winter Wedding Guide! We adore their winter inspired floral collars.

Photographer: Kylie Morgan Photography



The more pups, the merrier! See this crew in a 90s disco inspired garden party wedding in Utah Spring/Summer 2023.

Photographer: Brooke Johnson Photo


It’s the paw for us 🥺!

See this snowy winter wonderland wedding in Utah Fall/Winter 2023.

Photographer: Jake and Kylee


Front row to watch his humans say ‘I do!’

See more of this intimate wedding day at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah Fall/Winter 2023. We’re seeing paw-ttern in Utah 😉

Photographer: Branson Maxwell


@the_golden_chai was one of our most popular features in 2023! He went a little IG viral, too – check it out here!

See his humans getting married in Utah Spring/Summer 2023.

Photographer: Kristen Law Photography


Wallace the weenie dog walked down the aisle in style for his parent’s Sun Valley wedding. Check it out here: Sun Valley Wedding Planning Guide Vol. 2

Photographer: Carrie Patterson Photography


See this cute little fella and his parents at a stunning autumn wedding at The Little Nell is Aspen, Colorado.

Photographer: Caroline Ro


Check out this Steamboat wedding where two adorable Chihuahuas, the furry companions of the bride and groom, totally steal the show!

Photographer: Haley McElroy Co.


There’s nothing sweeter than a pup who gets to partake in the wedding ceremony! Check out more of this fall wedding in Steamboat at La Joya Dulce here.

Photographer: Bultedaob Photography 


Are you really a dog owner if your pup isn’t your witness? See more of this adorable wedding witness in Maroon Bells here.

Learn more in our blog: Yes, Your Dog Can Be Your Witness in Colorado

Photographer: Felicia Renae Photography 


Ok! Can we talk about how cute Charlie’s dog handler is? We love how Charlie’s mom and dad also included him in other ways including custom napkins during their reception. Check out their colorful wedding for inspiration here.

Photographer: Josie V Photography


Does it get any better than this? A horse and a dog.

We think not.

Trust us when you say you’ll want to scroll these glamorous and rustic inspired bridals.

Photographer: Sarah Hall Photography


We’re absolutely smitten with these two furry friends! Marvin and Doug (the dogs, of course!) are as photogenic as can be! Check out these adorable winter engagement photos here.

Photographer: Adrian Wayment Photography 


This pup’s smile says it all. BEST. DAY. EVER.

Check out this classically sweet Jackson Hole wedding day here.

Photographer: Eastlyn + Joshua


A pup in a bow tie? Yes, please! It’s the pawfect accessorry for any dog partaking in your big day!

See more of this chic Colorado wedding day here.

Photographer: Claire Kreklow Photography

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