On a Wednesday last week, The Observer scooted into a back booth of the Jumeirah Essex House’s dining room for a wedding menu tasting with the perpetually perky Wendy Diamond, founder of Animal Fair magazine. She was in the middle of planning what is expected to be the most expensive dog wedding in history.
It’s a surprisingly competitive category these days. Last year in the U.K., registrar Ann Clark officiated at a $32,000 dog wedding … one that included a chocolate fountain that could have literally killed the newlyweds. How’s that for lavish?
Surrounding Ms. Diamond at the table was what looked like half of the hotel’s PR and dining staff, Gourmet Advisory Services founder Harriette Rose Katz, and two assistants to Ms. Diamond, who were documenting the entire lunch on digital video. Also in attendance was the radiant bride-to-be, Lucky, a Maltese Ms. Diamond adopted in 1999. In July, according to Ms. Diamond, Lucky will be in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most expensive pet wedding, an event valued at $140,000. Read More