Kelly O’Connell’s wedding day will forever be remembered as a bittersweet day. On one hand, it was the happiest day of her life marrying her best friend. On the other hand, she was saying goodbye to another friend: her 15-year-old Black Lab named Charlie Bear.
Kelly’s maid of honor and sister, Katie Lloyd, carried Charlie Bear down the aisle on her special day.
The dog was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April. He passed away on September 9th.
R.I.P., Charlie Bear. You are forever loved.
Photographer Jen Dziuvenis captured the beautiful moments despite the tears flowing from her eyes. She told herself, “I have to keep shooting even though I’m in a puddle of tears behind the camera.”
In the end, it was an amazingly beautiful way to say goodbye to her dearest friend.
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