One of the hardest things about getting married is deciding who is going to stand with you at the altar. I'm not talking about your husband or wife, I'm talking about your groomsmen and bridesmaids. Sometimes the decision is easy, but sometimes it can be so hard to pick the right person.
Many people will opt for having several groomsmen and bridesmaids, but even then it can be difficult. You also have to worry about who you are going to pick for the special position of maid of honor and best man. Friendships have been torn apart over who gets to be the best man or bridesmaid.
Although many people find it hard, the decision can be very easy if you have a furry friend. Often people will choose their dog to be their best man. Dogs are man's best friend, after all, but in this situation, a wedding had an unusual furry friend join in on the fun: a man dressed his cat in a suit to be his groomsmen.
Meet Prince Michael
Who you invite to your wedding is incredibly important. Weddings are all about two people sharing the perfect day so they can start their lives together. One wrong person can ruin the day for everyone. Fortunately this isn't the story of a wedding gone wrong. This is about Arron and Michelle Benitez who just had to include their cat, Prince Michael, into their wedding.
Michelle and Aaron adopted Prince Michael five years ago. Ever since, he has been a huge part of their family and their relationship. "He's been a huge part of our lives ever since we started dating. Even as a kitten, Michael would ride the subway with me, go to Central Park, Joshua Tree and the beach," said Aaron Benitez. Given how important Prince Michael is to their family, it was a given that he would be a part of the wedding.
The Heart of their Relationship
Prince Michael has a big place in Aaron and Michelle's relationship. He has even joined them for other romantic days. Aaron said, "Our first Valentine's Day, we brought him along for the day and have made it a tradition ever since to include him." They got Prince Michael a matching tuxedo and put him right in the wedding with the other human guests.
Jonnie and Garrett Burk were the wedding photographers who were very surprised to see Prince Michael in a tuxedo. Burk said, "We have photographed plenty of pups with their parents, but this was the first cat we've had the pleasure of photographing. Even more important, a cat in a tuxedo! He is a huge part of the bride and groom's life, and their day wouldn't have been complete without him."
Prince Michael is a Star
Prince Michael is a British short-haired cat and he is a celebrity on the internet. Aaron posts videos of Prince Michael on Youtube using special effects to help show off his cat. His videos are incredibly popular. "He's incredible on set. We've worked with movie directors who have told us he's better behaved than any trained movie cat they've worked with."
With all his on set experience, Prince Michael was a great groomsman. "Prince Michael is calm and loyal -- just the kind of man you want standing next to you on your biggest day of your life. He knows how to have fun, and he kept the party going on the dance floor," said one of the guests at the wedding. It might not be the best idea to invite just any cat to be in your wedding, but if they are anything like Prince Michael then it might be the best idea ever!
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