Paw-fect couple enjoy their special day with friends

Ted the pug and Roxy the Corman Shepherd at their wedding at Matfen Hall. Picture by Sean Elliott Photography.
Ted the pug and Roxy the Corman Shepherd at their wedding at Matfen Hall. Picture by Sean Elliott Photography.

There was a strong case of puppy love at a special wedding held at the luxurious Matfen Hall hotel.

Ted, the pet pug of Steve Furnell from Metro Radio’s Steve and Karen’s Breakfast Show, wed his canine companion Roxy, the corman shepherd, at an intimate ceremony in the historic venue.

Ted the pug and Roxy the Corman Shepherd with guests at their wedding at Matfen Hall. Picture by Sean Elliott Photography.

Ted the pug and Roxy the Corman Shepherd with guests at their wedding at Matfen Hall. Picture by Sean Elliott Photography.

The paw-fect couple were joined by their four-legged friends as they exchanged vows in front of the majestic fireplace in the fairytale setting of the hotel’s Great Hall.

Victoria Paterson, Wedding and Event Manager at Matfen Hall, said: “We heard about Steve and Karen’s campaign to Get Ted Wed and thought that Matfen Hall would be the perfect setting for Ted’s special day.

“The happy couple and their guests seemed content playing in the extensive grounds and woodland around the hotel.”

Following the ceremony, the guests went barking mad for the specially made canine wedding cake, courtesy of The Barking Bistro in Whitley Bay, and doggy treats and pawsecco provided by Matfen Hall.

Other finishing touches included love letters from Coco Luminaire, and flowers from the Floral Quarter. Sean Elliott photography was on hand to capture every moment of the couple’s special day.

Ted’s owner, Steve Furnell of Metro Radio, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response, with hundreds of listeners getting in touch hoping for their dog to make the shortlist. We’ve had so much fun with this over the last few weeks and met some fantastic dogs and owners.

“It was always going to be tough for Ted to pick from the lovely dogs he had dates with so he needed the help of our listeners to make the final decision for him and I think they voted well; it was clear Ted’s heart was set on Roxy from the moment they met.”