The Groom Has Died But The Wedding Will Go On!

It was billed as the wedding of the year – at a Jumeirah Essex Hotel, with a seven piece orchestra to boot. The problem is – the groom has now died. Not to worry – the wedding will go ahead anyway:

‘Lucky, a 15-year-old Maltese, passed away Tuesday in her New York City home with her owner, celebrity animal activist and TV personality Wendy Diamond, by her side…

…She was  planning an over-the-top “fairy-tale wedding” for Lucky next month at Manhattan’s ritzy Jumeirah Essex House hotel that was to include a seven-piece orchestra, doggie buffet, dog ring-bearer and dog flower girl.  Proceeds from the $250 per person, black-tie gala were to benefit the Humane Society of New York.

The wedding will go on but will also include a celebration of Lucky’s life, an Animal Fair spokeswoman said today.  Diamond has plans to adopt a new dog so the wedding will now take place between the to-be-adopted dog and the winning groom.’

I am a lifelong supporter of animal adoption but somehow this marketing campaign pushes the envelope of good taste.

Do real lovers of adoption really need to attend a ‘doggie wedding’ to open their wallets?


About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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