We’ve all heard of brides being upstaged on their wedding day, but never quite like this.
Vito the 35-lb. orange tabby cat who is formerly known as Symba the Tubby Tabby at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., had a real reputation that preceded him. So as the cat’s owners Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin went on to prepare for their wedding shoot, their photographer Kristi Odom inquired about including him, reported ABC News.
“It was actually Kristi’s idea,” Berkeley, of Mount Rainier, Maryland, explained. “She said she knew we had a fantastically, fat cat and she thought it’d be a great idea to get some pictures with him.”
Odom began snapping away, commemorating the couple’s special day in a very special way.
I love stories and I love my clients. Kiah and Peter recently adopted a 35 pound cat (think 600 pound man) who needs lots of love and help. Vito's story (formerly known as Symba) went viral last month when he needed a loving home. Kiah and Peter were excited to add to their growing family so they adopted him from the Humane Rescue Alliance. Vito is seriously one of the sweetest cats I have ever met (now named after Vito Spatafore in the Sopranos). So happy he is in such a loving home with two crazy amazing people. His happy parents tied the knot just 8 days ago. Can't wait to hear stories with Kiah and Peter and their beautiful feline! #nikon #nikonlove #symbathecat #adoptdontshop #fatcat #catsofinstagram
“We wished that we could’ve included him in our wedding because everybody loves him and would’ve thought it was hilarious, but we got married two hours away,” Berkeley said to ABC News. “We love the pictures. As soon as we get the raw images back from [the photographer], we are going to blow a bunch up and hang them on the wall.”
For now, Berkeley says Vito is on a diet and she believes he’s lost some weight already. No matter how many pounds this big boy loses, we suspect there will always be enough kitty love to go around!