In an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for most expensive pet wedding, last night an itty-bitty Coton de Tulear named Baby Hope Diamond got married to a tie-dyed poodle named Chilly Pasternak. The cost of the 'puptials'? A whopping $158,187.26, according to the AP (the New York Daily News is reporting the cost at $250,000--either way, it's a lot).
The stunt, put on by Baby Hope Diamond's owner Wendy Diamond, was all for a good cause and benefited the Humane Society of New York. Oh, and considering a 1996 cat wedding in Thailing which rang in at $16,241 was the previous record holder, Baby Hope and Chilly easily pawed their way into the record book.
So how does a doggy wedding add up to $158,187 (or $250,000)? An expensive gown helps. Baby Hope Diamond's dress reportedly cost $6,000. According to Wendy Diamond's site Animal Fair, it was designed by Henry Roth, who usually designs wedding dresses for people. It's a lot of money for a wedding dress that uses a fraction of the material of a normal wedding dress, especially considering that Roth's dresses generally cost, according to his site, around $2,200. This revelation led my friend, who is getting married soon, to muse over GChat, "that dog's dress is more $$$ than mine and it is not much fabric...i can't even figure out how it would cost 6 thousand dollars." We can't really either. Upon close inspection, there do appear to be some sparkles at Baby Hope Diamond's collar--maybe they are doggy diamonds? It is in her name, after all.
If you want to know how the rest of the costs broke down (i.e. $5,000 on sushi) click here. What do you think of Baby Hope Diamond's dress? Married ladies, did you pay less for your dress?
Watch video of the puptials here:
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