Usually, people say “weddings make me cry,” and this wedding wasn’t any different except the reason for the crying. Bride Danielle Brien broke down in tears of joy when her adorable boxer Gia surprised her as she and her new husband, Christopher Lucca, left Cranston Church in Rhode Island. Gia was dressed for the occasion showing off her own wedding gown and veil, because, after all, Lucca wasn’t just marrying Brien!

The special moment was orchestrated by her husband and Lori Ann Navarro. Navarro owns a pet boarding facility and was in charge of watching Gia during the wedding, so they teamed up for the adorable surprise. Navarro stated, “It was my first time taking a dog to surprise their owner at their wedding,” she said. “It made me think I should offer this service to all my clients getting married.”

It certainly paid off – Brien was so shocked she couldn’t hold back the happy tears – and we’re sure every pet parent can relate. Our pets bring so much unconditional love to our lives, so having them involved in one of the happiest days of your life is very fulfilling and heartwarming.

We wish the newlyweds – all three – a huge congratulations, and we think this sweet gift should keep Lucca out of the dog house for quite some time.