We are professional pet sitters who make it possible for couples to include their pets in their wedding! We take care of everything that is involved so the couple doesn’t have to worry about a thing.
What We Offer:
Wedding Day Pet Care
Our Wedding Style Is:
We love to personalize our packages and have fun with our clients & their pups! With such a unique business concept, it’s really exciting to see all the different creative avenues that we can take in our planning.
Our Personality Is:
We’re paw-ty animals! But really, our goal is to have a good time including your pet on the biggest day of your life. We are passionate about animals and strive to do whatever it takes to make our clients and their pups as happy and stress-free as possible.
What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:
Our background is in hospitality & event planning. We saw a need for couples that wanted to include their pet that they considered family in their wedding day, but the logistics were just too overwhelming. Who would they put the responsibility on? Who would take them home after the ceremony? Everyone that the couple trusted would be invited to the wedding so the idea seemed too far-fetched. That’s where we came in & created what we’ve now coined as “wedding day pet care”. We take care of everything so that the couple AND their pet are able to have the best day ever!
We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:
While we don’t plan weddings, we are so thrilled to be part of such a special day in a couple’s life. The look on our client’s face as their four-legged friend walks down the aisle is truly priceless. This is our dream job!
What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:
Founded in 2015, we are the first Wedding Day Pet Care company in the US! We are experienced wedding & event professionals. Our mission is to treat our client’s pets like they are our own & help rescues find their home. This is why a portion of every FairyTail Wedding is donated to a local animal shelter.
One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:
We (Ilana & Kelly, the co-founders) have been best friends since we were 13. We’ve worked many jobs together over the years & have been dreaming big since the start. It’s honestly been no surprise to those close to us that we started a business together bringing dogs to weddings.
One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:
Music & traveling.
Our pricing varies, of course, and we are really willing to work with couples on any budget. Typically it ranges anywhere from $300-$1,000. From just pictures to our all-inclusive package.
We also offer packages for engagement photoshoots which are priced accordingly with the photographer.
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Meet Kelly & Ilana
Ilana & Kelly both grew up in Tampa Bay. They’ve been best friends since they were 13, instantly bonding over their passion for music & animals. They both attended Florida State University & graduated with bachelor’s degrees. After college, they both began working for Hilton Hotels. It was there, planning weddings & events, that the idea for FairyTail Pet Care sparked. They’ve been in business together for almost 6 years & have continued to find new ways to innovate & give back to their communities. They both live in Seminole Heights with their dogs & loving partners, Eric & Cassidy, respectively. Ilana has a quirky, lovable hound/boxer mix named Cooper. Kelly has a beautiful, smart black lab named Rowdie & a sweet & emotional hound/boxer mix named Grizzie. All three dogs are rescues & Cooper & Grizzie are actually brothers. They are looking forward to the continued success of their business that they’ve worked so hard to build & of the future of the “wedding pet care” industry as a whole.
FairyTail Pet Care Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.
Well, there was really not much room for negotiations here! I think Will would have said, “Nope, we're going to have the wedding somewhere else if Lady can’t come!” Lady is my little human dog-daddy’s daughter. We love her so much, and she is so spoiled! We knew from the start she was going to be the cutest flower girl walking down the aisle at our ceremony, but given we had two adorable flower girls, Lady became the official “Dog of Honor.”
I had to keep reminding myself, your wedding day only happens once in a lifetime! Lady was very good at helping with those reminders. Like when she stopped by the cottages where I was getting ready. After a nice, long, fun walk to say hi to me, we captured a few pre-wedding memories. Those pictures I will cherish forever!
Lady definitely always knows how to put a smile on my face. The timing of the entire day could not have run more smoothly. Ilana of Fairytail Pet Care texted me the morning of just assuring me they would be at our home to pick Lady up at the arranged time. Another great service they offered was the additional pet sitting hours as an add-on. We usually don’t leave her alone for a maximum of four hours. With the reception not ending until around 10 p.m. plus the additional time it takes for my parents to get back to our home, the add-on option was perfect! It gave Lady some quiet time to calm from all the craziness of the day.
It might seem overboard to some, but for me it was a huge relief having that confirmation that she was well taken care of, knowing our little girl had a buddy to cuddle up with on the couch, especially with such a nonstop chaotic day, with the lights left on and tv volume up, she had a chance to eat a little food, go potty, and our home was locked up properly.
Not to mention the massive smiles that were on our faces when we viewed the pictures that Ilana sent of Lady throughout the whole wedding day! She has such a little personality! We thought it was such a good idea that they played a lot of ball before the ceremony and allowed her to see and smell the space before all the guests started to arrive. I would pay for FairyTale Pet Care’s services over and over again!
I have been so lucky to work with them many times over the years and they are just the most reliable and sweetest company. We wouldn't have trusted anyone else with our girl!
We couldn’t imagine such a wonderful day being celebrated without our dog Phoebe there with us. She’s been there every step of our relationship and is the center of our world. I was stressed about the logistics of who was going to pick her up, take care of her during the day, make she was fed, etc., and that’s when [I discovered] FairyTail Pet Care. We were so happy to have them take care of Phoebe and appreciative of the care they provided her. It was completely worth it! Also, the GoPro video that they gave us of Phoebe’s activities had to be one of the best memories that we have and we’ll be able to watch it forever.
Max is our little son; our dog is our world. We knew from the day we got him, he would be a part of the wedding. I was really stressing out about watching Max during the wedding, but when I met Kelly of FairyTail Pet Care, I thought what a genius idea?! I trust very few with my dogs, and Kelly sent pictures, texts and really made every wedding worry go away. The Go-Pro video was so cute! I have family members who tell me that they don’t show our video, they show Max’s view that FairyTail did!
Our dog is our child in every way. How do you have a wedding without your child!? The answer is you can’t, so he was there. I was so happy to find FairyTail Pet Care! They took care of all the logistics that would have otherwise been placed on a family member or member of our wedding party. Because of them, we were all able to focus on our day and know our sweet boy was well cared for and attended to.
She’s a member of our family! There was never a question to not have her at our wedding. We’d heard great things about FairyTail, and they did not disappoint. The FairyTail Pet Care girls were really caring and compassionate, and we didn’t have to worry about our pups at all on the day of.