The Chronicle (Australia) 1 Dec 2010
A YOUNG Toowoomba man yesterday tied the knot with his best friend – a five-year-old labrador.
In perhaps a first for the Garden City, Laurel Bank Park hosted the wedding of Joseph Guiso and Honey, a labrador he adopted five years ago.
Thirty of the couple’s closest friends and family were in attendance for the emotional ceremony, held at dusk.
“You’re my best friend and you make every part of my day better,” Mr Guiso’s vows read.
The couple decided on the location – and to tie the knot – after stumbling upon a wedding in Laurel Bank Park during an afternoon walk.
“I said that could be us,” Mr Guiso said.
“She didn’t say anything so I took that as a yes.”
Mr Guiso said as a “religious guy”, he could no longer take the guilt of living with Honey out of wedlock.
“It’s not sexual,” he assured the onlookers.
“It’s just pure love.”