A West Cumbrian wedding venue is leaving no paw untouched when it comes to including furry friends in nuptials.

With dog friendly weddings increasing in popularity, Armathwaite Hall, near Bassenthwaite, is keeping up with the times.

They have teamed up with Cockermouth based company The Dog Room to introduce two brand new dog grooming packages for weddings.

So if you want your faithful friend by your side as a ring bearer or simply as an honoured guest, they can now have their own pre-wedding pamper experience and will look the part for the big day.

On the morning of the ceremony, an experienced groomer will collect the dog from one of the hotel’s dog friendly rooms so that the couple can focus on getting wedding ready.

The dog friendly rooms are typically on the ground floor and open out onto patio areas with extensive gardens and are complete with luxury dog beds and some tasty treats for them to enjoy ahead of the big day.

Pooches will be taken to The Dog Room's grooming centre in Cockermouth to be bathed, dried and groomed and then transported back to the venue so that they are ready - with fresh paws and wagging tails and often in their bow tie or wedding attire - to accompany their brides down the aisle.

Couples can choose from the standard Furry Guest Package, which covers a bath, blow dry and tidy up with a fragrance spray of client’s choice, or the premium I Do Package which includes an additional full breed style, nail trim, ear cleanse, blueberry facial scrub and paw hydrating balm.

For an extra touch of fun and elegance, the ‘I Do’ package includes a complimentary handmade neck collar made by a local florist, which will incorporate chosen colours and flowers to match the colour scheme requested by clients.

Who wouldn’t want a pawsome photo of their pup in a stylish accessory?