GoPro Dog Catches Wedding Day on Camera, Video Goes Viral

Dog films snowy wedding video with GoProAddie and Marshall Burnette had their dog, Ryder, film their wedding video with a GoPro on top of snowy Roan Mountain. Credit: YouTube

Very rarely is the person behind the camera the star of the show, but for a Tennessee couple on their wedding day, that was just the case.

Addie and Marshall Burnett were married in an intimate, outdoor ceremony, reminiscent of a winter wonderland, on November 2, 2014. Rather than hire an expensive wedding videographer, the couple strapped a GoPro camera to their Siberian Husky, Ryder, and the footage is nothing short of amazing.

Ryder captured many special moments, from Addie getting ready to become a bride, to the post-ceremony celebration. The Husky’s ears are front and center in the video, adding to the wedding day charm.

Just two days after their one-year anniversary, Addie & Marshall posted the video to YouTube, which has now been viewed nearly 4 million times.

“On November 2nd, 2014, Addie and I got married on the top of Roan Mountain, TN, in 2 feet of snowy wonder,” reads Marshall’s description of the video. “It was cold and magical. Our dog, Ryder, insisted on filming the wedding video, so we let her do her thing. She took awhile to edit the footage, but we think she did a great job.”

In an interview on Fox and Friends Weekend, Addie explains, “The love that we have [for Ryder] is just like the love you would have for your own child, so having her a part of our wedding was a given.”

Although Marshall admits that the couple had no expectations as to how the video would turn out, the newlyweds loved the results.

And they’re not the only ones. Addie told Fox and Friends that the video has received a wide range of comments, bringing cheer to some and making others emotional.

“It’s been really touching to see people’s comments on the video,” Addie says. “A lot of people have been emotional and said it’s brought tears to their eyes. So it’s really cool just across the board to see different people’s perspective and take from the video.”

While Addie admits that their wedding day was the first time they put a GoPro on Ryder, she says the dog has since been on other adventures. This pup may just have a future in film!

Happy Anniversary to this beautiful family! Ryder, you did a doggone good job!



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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'