LOS ANGELES -- The typical human couple spends $27,000 on their wedding day. For Baby Hope Diamond and Chilly Pasternak, the big day cost $158,187.26.
The dogs' glittering affair -- $6,000 wedding dress! $5,000 sushi! $15,000 orchestra! -- Thursday night at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York City won the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pet wedding.
Baby Hope, a white Coton de Tulear, is a rescue dog adopted by TV celebrity and animal-rights activist Wendy Diamond. Her hubby, Chilly, is a poodle from Virginia. They were united by online voters, who chose Chilly in a competition set up by Diamond.
The two will serve as spokespooches for Diamond's charity, Animal Fair, which she founded in honor of her first rescue dog, Lucky. The Maltese, which had her own Guinness Record for the animal most photographed with celebrities, died of cancer last month.
Event planner Harriette Rose Katz, who has designed parties for Billy Baldwin and Cheyenne Phillips, organized the event. Florists who once worked for Bill Clinton created flowering decorations. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog emceed. Buddy Valastro of TLC's reality show "Cake Boss" made the cake.
Baby Hope's dress cost more than Mark Zuckerberg's wife's.
Wedding vendors donated their services so that the $250-per-ticket proceeds could all go to the Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward at the Humane Society of New York.