Adopt Don't Shop: Adorable Pre-Wedding Photos With Rescued Puppies

This has to be one of our favourite shoots to date, and perhaps our most manic with 8 squirming puppies and a bridal party of 13 rushing to get the perfect shot. We loved every minute of it!

The Wedding Scoop's Assistant Editor Natalie and her fiancé Andrew want to use their wedding to give back to society and TWS was thrilled to conceptualise and co-produce this styled engagement shoot with Spellbound Group to encourage couples to provide loving homes for rescued stray puppies from Singapore animal welfare charities Causes for Animals and Exclusively Mongrels.

We think these bridal party portraits are a little bit Vanity Fair, a little bit adorable, and for everyone involved, a whole lot of meaningful! Be sure to read on to the end for more details, and all the vendors that made this shoot possible.

Also, check out the styled shoot video interview below, by Red String Video Co.!

A word from Natalie and Andrew…
We volunteer and run community service projects together during our spare time, so when we started planning our wedding we were really excited and knew that we wanted our celebration to be one that included socially-conscious elements too! This year, The Wedding Scoop is also focusing on how couples can give back through their weddings in different and creative ways, so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to work on something special together.

Prior to this we'd organised a fundraiser for animal shelter Hope Dog Rescue with The Shiok Collective. From that experience we gained some insight into animal welfare groups and the importance of the work that they do, and are really happy to have had the chance to work with Causes for Animals (CAS) and Exclusively Mongrels (EM), together with wedding vendors Spellbound Weddings, Antelope Studios, Francis Libiran, Gioielli, Autelier Makeup, Red String Video Co., XOXO & Co., and Events Partner. Christine and Marcus from CAS and EM respectively shared that getting married is a great time for couples to adopt a new family member as they move into their new homes, which is why we decided to do a Vanity Fair-inspired bridal party photoshoot with the rescued dogs to present them in a way that's never been done before, and to show just how easily they can fit into the modern family (while making great companions)! It was an inspiring day, getting to connect with the people who make these animal welfare organizations possible - the ones who work so hard to make sure that these rescues are taken care of and find a forever home.

Through this project we also hope to encourage other soon-to-wed couples and wedding vendors to consider including socially-conscious elements in their weddings - the possibilities are really endless! It's also one of the reasons we decided to have a bigger bridal party too; we think that there's no better time to get everyone together than during one of the most important occasions of our lives. To be with the people we love making wonderful memories while doing something worthwhile is our idea of an unforgettable wedding.


Are you a newlywed couple settling into your own home? We encourage you to think about starting your new phase of life by adopting or fostering a Singapore Special or donating to Causes for Animals and Exclusively Mongrels! #adoptdontshop


{Our hearty thanks goes out to Causes for Animals, Exclusively Mongrels, and our team of vendors who all contributed their time and effort to this meaningful cause!}

Another socially conscious feature you might like: 
Socially Conscious Wedding With a Standout Flower Wall: Boaz and Sue-Ann

Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.


Vendor Information
Concept, Co-Production and Exclusive Publisher: The Wedding Scoop
Planning and Coordination: Spellbound Group
Photography: Antelope Studios
Wedding Gown, Entourage Dresses and Groom's Suit: Francis Libiran
Hair and Makeup: Shirley, Stella, Julie and Novel, Autelier Makeup
Accessories: Gioielli
Furniture: XOXO & Co. and Events Partner
Videography: Red String Video Co.
Puppies from Causes for Animals and Exclusively Mongrels