Kelly O’Connell’s wedding day will be special forever in multiple ways. It will be remembered not only as the happiest day of her life, when she married her best friend, but also as the day she had to say goodbye to another, Charlie Bear, the 15-year-old black Labrador. It was only natural for him to be by her side.
On a special day, it would be Kelly’s maid of honour and sister, Katie Lloyd, who would carry Charlie Bear down the aisle.
Charlie Bear, rest in peace. You will be remembered and cherished forever.
The dog had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in April and will die on September 9th.
Jen Dziuvenis, a photographer, documented the scenes while tears streamed from her eyes, telling herself, “I have to keep shooting even though I’m in a puddle of tears behind the camera.”
What a lovely way to say goodbye to her best friend, who had been by her side through it all.