LOS ANGELES -- The typical human couple spends $27,000 on their wedding day. For canines Baby Hope Diamond and Chilly Pasternak, the big day cost $158,187.26.
Their glittering affair -- $6,000 wedding dress! $5,000 sushi spread! $15,000 orchestra! -- at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York City won the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pet wedding.
Baby Hope, a white Coton de Tulear, is a rescue dog adopted by television celebrity and animal rights activist Wendy Diamond. The groom, Chilly, is a poodle from Virginia. They were united by online voters, who chose Chilly in a competition set up by Diamond.
The two will serve as spokespooches for Diamond's charity, Animal Fair.
The black-tie festivities joining took place on the edge of Central Park on Thursday night.
Event planner Harriette Rose Katz, who has designed parties for Billy Baldwin and Cheyenne Phillips, organized the affair. Florists who once worked for Bill Clinton created decorations. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog emceed. Buddy Valastro of TLC's "Cake Boss" made the cake. Baby Hope's dress cost more than Mark Zuckerberg's wife's.
Wedding vendors donated their services so the $250-per-ticket proceeds could go to the Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward at the Humane Society of New York.