Marília Pieroni's dream wedding was already off to a rocky start.
The bride had pictured a sunny, outdoor wedding, but storm clouds rolled in just before the ceremony, forcing her and her fiance Matheus Gomes Martins to move their ceremony under a tent. As guests filed inside to get out of the rain, an adorable wedding-crasher joined them.
A stray dog looking for shelter during the storm had stepped into the wedding tent, muddy paws and all. Guests quickly shooed him back outside - how cold-hearted! - but the dog seemed determined to witness the wedding.
“As the ceremony started, to everyone’s surprise," Peironis says, "it was the dog who came in when the bridal chorus began to play.” The pooch was kicked out again but returned one last time, only to fall asleep on Pieroni's veil during the exchanging of vows.
Clearly the dog wouldn't be denied, so the couple invited their guest to stay and their wedding story took a surprising turn...