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2 dogs ‘wed’ in world’s most expensive pet wedding

Dachshunds dressed for occasiClifford left his cousDee Dee wait take part most expensive wedding for pets Thursday July 12 2012

Dachshunds dressed for the occasion, Clifford, left, and his cousin Dee Dee, wait to take part in the most expensive wedding for pets Thursday July 12, 2012 in New York. The black-tie fundraiser, where two dogs were "married", was held to benefit the Humane Society of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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Updated: July 13, 2012 10:13AM

NEW YORK — We double-dog dare you to check this out.

Two dogs “got married” Thursday night at a Manhattan extravaganza to benefit the Humane Society of New York.

Bride Baby Hope Diamond, a Coton de Tulear, was led down the aisle in canine couture. Her dapper groom was poodle Chilly Pasternak of Richmond, Va.

The cuddly couple captured a Guinness World Record: most expensive pet wedding at over $158,000. The luxury goods and services that went into the wedding were all donated. Guests bought tickets for the fundraiser.

Baby Hope was adopted by animal activist Wendy Diamond after her beloved Maltese “Lucky Diamond” died. Lucky Diamond also held a Guinness Record as the animal most photographed with famous people. She posed with more than 300 celebrities.



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