10/22/2013 11:30 am ET

Handicapped Dogs Rescued From Earthquake Tie Knot In Adorable Chinese Wedding (PHOTOS)


Talk about puppy love!

A pair of dogs who were both injured in the catastrophic 2008 Sichuan earthquake were married last week in a ceremony staged at the Home of Love, a veterinary hospital and rescue center in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China.

Lanlan, the canine "bride" and her "groom," Guaiguai, attended the ceremony on Oct. 18 in specially decorated cages. Both dogs were outfitted in pink and red and wore garlands around their necks.

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Dog Wedding

The lovebirds -- er, we mean love dogs -- first met when Guaiguai’s current owner, a local vet, brought him to the Home of Love, where Lanlan was living at the time, per BuzzFeed.

Both dogs still bear the physical scars of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that rippled through Sichuan province on May 12, 2008, killing around 70,000 people, according to The New York Times.

Humans have been facilitating pet nuptials -- some more serious than others -- for years. But the cuteness factor had little effect on officials in Sri Lanka who were were decidedly unamused when local police held a mass wedding of explosive-detecting dogs in the city of Kandy in April. The elaborate ceremony drew swift condemnation from Sri Lankan officials and forced an apology from the officers who had arranged the event.