updated 06/02/2011 AT 6:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/03/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
When Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton said “I do” at the Don Strange Ranch in Texas, they did so in front of many of their loved ones. And for this country duo, that means their dogs were right there, too.
The location was selected with the couple’s pets in mind. “[Miranda] wanted a place where everybody would be comfortable, would have a great time, just feel at home and her dogs could be a part of it,” Kathy Best, Lambert’s publicist and wedding planner, tells PEOPLE.
Three of Lambert and Shelton’s dogs even participated in the ceremony. The girls – Cher the Chihuahua, Delta the Chihuahua-pug mix, and Delilah the terrier mix – got to walk down the aisle with Lambert’s eighth bridesmaid.
“She specifically picked [that bridesmaid] to walk down her girls,” says Lambert’s mother, Bev. “They were tiny little representatives, but they got a lot of laughs and attention. They were right in the big middle of everything.”
The dogs sported their own special wedding accessories, which included bandanas, flowers and rhinestone collars and leashes, which were made of brown leather and were decorated with rhinestones.
With the help of their bridesmaid, the pups made their four-legged entrance, as Shelton sang a song he wrote for Lambert.
“While we’re still young, let’s grow old together,” he sang.
After the ceremony was over, the dogs walked back over the aisle with Lambert’s parents.
“They were rock stars!” Bev says of the dogs. “Total rock stars.”
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