Stella: the Flattest Wedding Guest

Flip book

Well, we did it! Our pack is officially a family! Although Stella didn’t participate in our wedding in person, she was there in cardboard form. Yes, Stella has her own cardboard cut out. We used her as a prop in our flip-book photo booth, and people seemed to be having fun with her (some of them a little too much!). The picture above is a still shot from the little movie David and I filmed with stand-in Stella.


I am not sure how I came up with the idea of making Stella into a cardboard cut out, but it was a very fun process. I took Stella to the dog park at magic hour (as the sun was setting and the light was golden), and we had a little photo shoot. I wanted to get a clear profile of Stella where she was looking at the camera and smiling with her tail up. Mission accomplished!

stella cut out

Then, I uploaded Stella’s picture to a website that makes cardboard cut outs and requested that they cut out her entire body instead of leaving a base for her to stand on. The company did a fabulous job. If you look closely, they even cut out around Stella’s toe hair and ear hair. The cut out is so realistic that when I catch a glimpse of it out of the corner of my eye, I get startled! I scream. I jump. I gasp. Eventually, I had to fold up and hide the cut out just to avoid having a pre-wedding heart attack!

Happy holidays!

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Stella: the Flattest Wedding Guest — 6 Comments

  1. We were hoping to see Stella at the wedding, but she was there in spirit.
    We miss her and I’m sure you will too unless you take her with you on
    your honeymoon. Mazel tov.

    Love you guys so much! Have a great time

    Rocki and Joe

  2. What a great idea! Now you can have awesome pupster wedding pictures without worrying about what she’s going to do during the reception. I am definitely telling all my friends with dogs to do this.

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