1010 WINS– Just when Marilia and Matheus Pieroni were about to tie the knot during their outdoor wedding in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a stray dog walked into the tent where family and friends were gathered in order to escape the rain.

Although the furry freeloader was escorted from the party not once but twice, he made his way back just in time to witness the couple’s nuptials from the best seat in the house — stretched out on the bride’s wedding dress train!

The bride and groom (credit: Felipe Paludetto)

“It was a very pleasant surprise for me because I love animals,” Marilia told website The Dodo.

After being allowed to wait out the storm inside the tent, and on Marilia’s dress, the dog had slipped away from the festivities just as quickly as he had arrived.

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Their new family member (credit: Marília Matheus)

The newlywed Pieroni’s wanted to make him a part of their new family, if only they could find him. “We adopted the dog because we love animals,” Marilia told 1010 WINS. “When we knew that he lived in the streets, we could not think of anything other than to give a home full of love and affection for him.” After weeks of searching, they finally reconnected last week.

Since then the couple has named him Snoop, and have given him a hero’s welcome in his new home. “He played a lot, ate, drank water. He is very happy and slept super good the first night.”

“We’re all very happy.”

-Joe Cingrana