If you are a dog owner or know someone who is really into their “fur kid”, you’ve probably been to Yappy Hour, had a puppy play-date, and most likely even follow a Celebpuppy or two on social media. That being said, if you are down with man’s best friend, the idea of a pet wedding, costing $250,000, doesn’t seem too far-fetched, right?
On February 4th, the friends and fur-kids of puppy bride Baby Hope and her Maid of Honor/owner, Wendy Diamond, were hosted at Maserati of Manhattan, for a screening and celebration of TLC’s Cake Boss. The hit show, in its fifth season, aired episode 26, “Crane Cake & Puppy Love”, which featured the creation of the Guinness Book of World’s Most Expensive Pet Wedding in History.
Back in July, Animal Fair publisher and TV Personality, Wendy Diamond threw the $250,000 fete to raise money and awareness for the Humane Society of New York. Celebrity Wedding Planner, Harriette Rose Katz, planned Baby Hope’s “fairy tail” wedding, which included a $6,000 custom-made wedding dress, $30,000 worth of flowers, a $5,000 sushi spread and a $15,000 seven-piece orchestra, all of which made the wedding one for the record books. While planning the event, Katz teamed up with the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valestro, and the event became one of the most talked about weddings in New York in 2012.
Diamond and Katz collaborated again for the viewing party, transforming the Maserati dealership into a theater with lounge chairs and a big screen provided by PartyUp Productions and art displayed by Mitchell Schorr. Looking fabulous in a purple feather boa, Baby Hope walked around and greeted guests like Ed Libby, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Laura Fisher, Nicole Noonan and Singer Shea.
Two of the Doggie Moms, Grace Forster, with her Yorkies Portia and Rosie, and Karen Biehl, accompanied by her Chihuahua, Eli, were some of the most fashionable on four-legs. Guests enjoyed cocktails by Long Island’s owned Raphael Vineyards, Perrier Jouet Champagne and of course, cupcakes by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.
In the end, was all proceeds from the most expensive animal nuptials ever, went to benefit the Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward at the Humane Society of New York, and that truly is the icing on the cake.
Event coverage by Danielle Marshall