Katy Girls Plan the Dog Wedding of Year


October 8, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Two Katy girls and best friends hosted a wedding for their beloved dogs. The ceremony had 40 attendees and a growing social media presence.

Katy girls plan elaborate dog wedding for their beloved Goldendoodles. Photo Credit: Glenda Blackman Photography

Best Friends Plan Elaborate Dog Wedding

8-year old’s, Annabel Schomerus and Henley Seckinger are best friends and students at Katy ISD’s Pattison Elementary. They love to include their beloved Goldendoodles in their playdates.

“About a year ago the girls arranged an initial play date for Chip and Harper and the two pups hit it off instantly,” says Holly Schomerus. “When they're together they perk up then immediately run and play.”

After a year of playdates, Annabel and Henley decided it was time for their dogs Harper and Chip to settle down and make their relationship official with a wedding for the “dog” ages.

The happy couple, Harper and Chip. Photo credit: Glenda Blackman Photography

“They've talked about a wedding from that initial meeting and finally wore us down when they started online shopping for a doggie wedding dress and doggie tux about a month ago,” says Schomerus.

Meet the Bride

Henley Seckinger belongs to the bride Harper, a 1.5-year-old Goldendoodle.

“Harper is a sweet, cuddly, playful girl that constantly wants attention and loves being with anyone,” says Henley. “When Chip and Harper see each other, they get so excited. They just can’t stay away from each other.”

Henley and her dog Harper. Photo credit: Glenda Blackman Photography

Meet the Groom

Chip “The Duke of” Schomerus belongs to Annabel. He’s a 3-year-old Goldendoodle.

“Chip is a loving, furry friend,” says Annabel. “He’s not good at fetching, but he’s very affectionate.”

Annabel with her dog Chip. Photo credit: Glenda Blackman Photography