*All photos shared with permission from the photographer and the bride. You can find out more about We The Light Photography right here or follow their account on IG here. 

Every bride, when planning their special day, wants to ensure that their wedding speaks to who they and their partner are as people. When it came to Stefanie Hutchinson's wedding, she knew she wanted it to be about rescues.

A Fort Collins Love Story

Hutchinson, who is originally from the East Coast, moved to Colorado with her now-husband so that they could have easier access to climbing, hiking, and biking areas. Fort Collins was the perfect area for this, and the two have been settled in the city for 6 years.

One special member of their family? Their rescue pittie, Lucy. After her partner Ben proposed, Hutchinson knew that Lucy had to be included on their wedding day. Stefanie and Ben had also been fostering with Big Bones Canine Rescue for about a year because she loved the mission of the organization. She said:

I have a soft spot for Pitbull breeds and noticed that [Big Bones Canine Rescue] often not only had many dogs that were pit-mixes, but also had many other misunderstood or overlooked breeds of dogs.  I also love that Big Bones is 100% volunteer-run! It's an incredible community of people that are supportive of one another, and  do whatever it takes to get a dog what it needs.

 

Including Big Bones Canine Rescue

That's when Hutchinson got the idea to have rescue animals from Big Bones Canine Rescue walk down the aisle with her bridesmaids and groomsmen, to encourage the adoption of these animals who don't always get to have their time in the spotlight as often as some animals, such as puppies, do.

Check out the full gallery of adorable photos from We The Light Photography below, as well as our interview with Hutchinson. There are some dogs included in the wedding that are still looking for their forever homes: you can learn more about Lola and Thelma by simply clicking on their names. You can also help out Big Bones Canine Rescue by purchasing the organization something from their wish list right here.

This Fort Collins Bride Walked Down the Aisle With Rescue Dogs

In an effort to make her Colorado wedding more personal, Stefanie Hutchinson decided to walk down the aisle with the adoptable animals of Big Bones Canine Rescue. All photos were provided by the bride and were posted with permission from the photographer, credited at We The Light Phototography. You can also check out their social pages: @wethelightphoto (IG) or @wethelightphotography (FB).