"She brought everything with her so we didn't have to supply anything. They had little tuxedos on when we came out of the church, and then when they were at the photos later and at the reception, they were dressed in more fun flowery colours, a bit more bright and colourful which fitted in well with the different tones of the day.
"She collected the dogs from our friend's place and then dropped them back there too, so we didn't have to worry about any transportation. She had that all under control."
In summary, when I asked if Jess would recommend Claire's services, she instantly responded that she would "100% recommend her 100 times over." That's quite the recommendation.
After the ceremony and assuming that you and your partner are taking off for a short honeymoon, Claire can take your pet home and include them in her domestic life. "It's a farm stay for pets! Couples really get a kick out of the fact that their pet is getting some safe enrichment in a controlled environment."
"I'm lucky because most people who approach me, do so because they love their pet and want a special experience. The people I deal with every day are lovely, empathetic and invested in their pet, and I get a kick out of that. I want to treat them the best that I can."
She remembers the day that a couple got married with their dog Molly present. "Some people don't understand why you'd want a dog at a wedding but when you see scenarios like theirs, you don't need to say anything – it just makes total sense. The love they had for Molly – they were beaming. She was a poodle cross, and was so easy going to care for on the day. She hung out with me in the car and took the day in her stride. But the photos from the day show what it's all about. I had Molly, and I was like a pet Ninja, and jumped in and out of their photos as they needed. But when they were setting up they were under a gum tree, and we looked up and there was a little koala looking down at them, and Molly was looking up at it. It was like he was looking down saying 'yep, you're doing the right thing, this is what it's all about' – it was a really special moment."