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Drama unfolds at Dog the Bounty Hunter’s intimate wedding to his sixth wife

Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wedding to his sixth wife Francie Frane was an inmate affair filled with 100 of the couple’s closest friends and family, exclusive DailyMail.com photos reveal. 

But it wasn’t all emotional vows, first dances and wedding cake as drama surrounded the event. Dog, real name Duane Chapman, beefed up security with German Shepherds and Navy SEALs after an anonymous person threatened to throw paint on Francie’s wedding gown. 

One guest claimed their car tires had been slashed with razor blades and another said vandals left a ‘mysterious pungent odor’ in their car. 

Many guests suspected it has something to do with the family rift between Dog and his two daughters, Cecily, 28, and Bonnie, 22, who weren’t invited to the wedding after accusing their father of making racist remarks and cheating on his late wife Beth. 

Despite the hiccups, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows in front of minister Katie Souza and their guests on September 2 at The Pinery At The Hill, a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wedding to his sixth wife Francie Frane

The wedding was picturesque and inmate, filled with 100 of the couple's closest friends and family

The wedding was picturesque and inmate, filled with 100 of the couple's closest friends and family

The wedding was inmate, filled with 100 of the couple’s closest friends and family at a luxury Colorado resort

Dog, 68, wore a black tuxedo but kept his trademark shades on, while Francie, 52, wore a billowing white dress which she paired with custom crystal-encrusted sneakers

Dog, 68, wore a black tuxedo but kept his trademark shades on, while Francie, 52, wore a billowing white dress which she paired with custom crystal-encrusted sneakers

The TV personality, 68, and Francie, 52, tied the knot at The Pinery At The Hill, a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The TV personality, 68, and Francie, 52, tied the knot at The Pinery At The Hill, a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Drama surrounded the event as Dog, real name Duane Chapman, beefed up security after an anonymous person threatened to throw paint on Francie's wedding gown

Drama surrounded the event as Dog, real name Duane Chapman, beefed up security after an anonymous person threatened to throw paint on Francie's wedding gown

Drama surrounded the event as Dog, real name Duane Chapman, beefed up security after an anonymous person threatened to throw paint on Francie’s wedding gown

The reality TV bounty hunter and his new wife exchanged vows in front of family and friends at a Tuscan-style estate with breathtaking Rocky Mountain views

The reality TV bounty hunter and his new wife exchanged vows in front of family and friends at a Tuscan-style estate with breathtaking Rocky Mountain views

Many guests suspected it has something to do with the family rift between Dog and his two daughters, Cecily, 28, (pictured) and Bonnie, 22, who weren't invited to the wedding.

Many guests suspected it has something to do with the family rift between Dog and his two daughters, Cecily, 28, and Bonnie, 22, (pictured) who weren't invited to the wedding.

Many guests suspected it has something to do with the family rift between Dog and his two daughters, Cecily, 28, (left) and Bonnie, 22, (right) who weren’t invited to the wedding

Dog, 68, wore a black tuxedo but kept his trademark shades on, while Francie, 52, wore a billowing white dress which she paired with custom crystal-encrusted sneakers.  

Three of his son were in attendance. Jon, Leland and Garry Boy Chapman all escorted their father down the aisle. 

The couple exchanged vows at the Tuscan-style estate with breathtaking Rocky Mountain views. During their emotional vows, the couple professed their love and commitment to one another. 

Choking back tears, Dog said, ‘This was a match made in heaven. Francie, I give you my word, I will love you every day until I die. 

‘I will love you, guard you and protect you. I love you more than I do myself, Francie. I will love you more than any man ever has.’ 

Francie said in her vows, ‘What I thought was the end was just the very beginning. We have walked alongside each other through one of the hardest things we could ever face in this life and through that we’ve found an incredible friendship and inner strength we didn’t know we have.

‘I will walk alongside you to the ends of the earth and back and be your loyal wife, your best friend and your biggest fan.’ 

The couple met after both being widowed and their bond grew through their shared grief.  

During their emotional vows, the couple professed their love and commitment to one another. Despite the hiccups, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows in front of minister Katie Souza and their guests at The Pinery At The Hill, a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado

During their emotional vows, the couple professed their love and commitment to one another. Despite the hiccups, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows in front of minister Katie Souza and their guests at The Pinery At The Hill, a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Choking back tears, Dog said, 'This was a match made in heaven. Francie, I give you my word, I will love you every day until I die

Choking back tears, Dog said, ‘This was a match made in heaven. Francie, I give you my word, I will love you every day until I die

The couple's blinged-out wedding bands are pictured. 'I will walk alongside you to the ends of the earth and back and be your loyal wife, your best friend and your biggest fan,' Francie said in her vows

The couple’s blinged-out wedding bands are pictured. ‘I will walk alongside you to the ends of the earth and back and be your loyal wife, your best friend and your biggest fan,’ Francie said in her vows 

Francie was walked down the aisle by her son Greg, as about 100 guests looked on. She said in her vows, 'What I thought was the end was just the very beginning. We have walked alongside each other through one of the hardest things we could ever face in this life and through that we've found an incredible friendship and inner strength we didn't know we have'

Francie was walked down the aisle by her son Greg, as about 100 guests looked on. She said in her vows, ‘What I thought was the end was just the very beginning. We have walked alongside each other through one of the hardest things we could ever face in this life and through that we’ve found an incredible friendship and inner strength we didn’t know we have’

One wedding guest claimed their car tires had been slashed with razor blades and another said vandals left a 'mysterious pungent odor' in their car

One wedding guest claimed their car tires had been slashed with razor blades and another said vandals left a ‘mysterious pungent odor’ in their car

Dog the Bounty Hunter wore his trademark dark shades as his long blond locks were out during the ceremony. Despite previously teasing he would wear a bright orange suit, the father-of-13 sported a black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt

Dog the Bounty Hunter wore his trademark dark shades as his long blond locks were out during the ceremony. Despite previously teasing he would wear a bright orange suit, the father-of-13 sported a black tuxedo with a crisp white shirt

The bride took pre-wedding photos, showing off her long train as she got ready for the ceremony

The bride took pre-wedding photos, showing off her long train as she got ready for the ceremony 

Francie's tattoos were on display in her strapless wedding gown. She joked about her 'heavy' wedding dress, saying she had 'more bling on it than' she 'ever thought' she would wear

Francie’s tattoos were on display in her strapless wedding gown. She joked about her ‘heavy’ wedding dress, saying she had ‘more bling on it than’ she ‘ever thought’ she would wear

The bride's crew of female family and friends circled around, joined hands and said a prayer before the ceremony

The bride’s crew of female family and friends circled around, joined hands and said a prayer before the ceremony 

The bride's family and friends joined her for a group photo opp before the ceremony began. Dog initially vowed that he would never remarry after losing the love of his in 2019

The bride’s family and friends joined her for a group photo opp before the ceremony began. Dog initially vowed that he would never remarry after losing the love of his in 2019 

Three of Dog's son were in attendance. Jon, Leland and Garry Boy Chapman all escorted their father down the aisle

Three of Dog’s son were in attendance. Jon, Leland and Garry Boy Chapman all escorted their father down the aisle

Dog’s daughter Bonnie claimed that her involvement with Black Lives Matter fractured their relationship.

She took to Facebook to blast her father in a lengthy statement where she accused him of racism, homophobia, and cheating on his late wife ‘all the time,’ even when she was ‘sick in the hospital.’

In the post she also brandished him as having ‘racist ways,’ said he sat idly by when her life was ‘threatened on several occasions by QAnon wackos,’ and said she felt inclined to speak out to honor her mom’s legacy as she would have not ‘stand for this.’

Bonnie also claimed Francie traveled on a plane ‘knowing’ she was infected with COVID-19 and attended events as she wrote: ‘She didn’t seem to care about the thousands of people she could have infected.’ 

‘If my dad and his new wife want to travel to right-wing churches attacking gay people and advancing QAnon theories, he can certainly do that, but I’m going to stand by the memory and legacy of my mom, Beth Chapman. Her memory, and the values she stood for, are worth fighting to advance,’ it read.

A representative for Dog denied Beth’s allegations in a statement obtained by E!: ‘Bonnie’s allegations are false and a misguided attempt to derail our wedding.’

The bride and groom walked into cheers and celebration and danced the night away at their reception. Last year Dog an Francie opened up to DailyMailTV in an exclusive interview, where he gushed about how cupid shot him when he least expected it and how both of them connected by sharing the pain of being widowed

The bride and groom walked into cheers and celebration and danced the night away at their reception. Last year Dog an Francie opened up to DailyMailTV in an exclusive interview, where he gushed about how cupid shot him when he least expected it and how both of them connected by sharing the pain of being widowed

Francie is seen having a blast at the wedding reception, as she took to the dance floor with her closest family and friends

Francie is seen having a blast at the wedding reception, as she took to the dance floor with her closest family and friends 

Dog got down on one knee in May 2020 at a romantic dinner at their home in Colorado, ten months after the death of his wife, Beth, from throat cancer. Francie's husband Bob had past away six months prior

Dog got down on one knee in May 2020 at a romantic dinner at their home in Colorado, ten months after the death of his wife, Beth, from throat cancer. Francie’s husband Bob had past away six months prior

Last year Dog an Francie opened up to DailyMailTV in an exclusive interview, where he gushed about how cupid shot him when he least expected it and how both of them connected by sharing the pain of being widowed. 

Beth Chapman died at 51 in May 2019. Dog had vowed never to remarry, but was struck by cupid when he met Francie

Beth Chapman died at 51 in May 2019. Dog had vowed never to remarry, but was struck by cupid when he met Francie 

‘I’m a widower and she’s a widow so the connection started there,’ Dog told DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts. ‘I spoke with her because her husband passed six months before my former wife and she had been through stuff,  so I was asking for advice and all the sudden cupid shot me.’

Dog got down on one knee in May 2020 at a romantic dinner at their home in Colorado, ten months after the death of his wife, Beth, from throat cancer. Francie’s husband Bob had past away six months prior.  

‘We didn’t expect it,’ Dog said. 

‘It was God for sure,’ Francie added. 

Dog initially vowed that he would never remarry after losing the love of his life in 2019.. 

When asked what changed for Dog, he said: ‘Well, Francie is  a Christian and unless you marry you can’t uh….’ he drifted off, as Francie nudged him and said ‘be nice’. 

‘What changed was I had no idea I was going to meet someone like Francie because a rancher was not in my black book,’ Dog said. 

‘And when I did, she put down some rules – like you must go to church, you gotta start eating grass and weeds, and you got to quit smoking, and you got to quit using the A-word every other sentence. And you just gotta get your heart rate because maybe someday you’ll be gone.’   

Dog said his late wife Beth is up in heaven laughing at all of those restrictions. 

Francie said he’s checked off all of her requirements and he wears a couple of  nicotine patches. He said he’s gone down from three packs a day to just one. 

Francie said she feels she has her late husband Bob’s blessing from above.

‘Bob and I had a lot of conversations before he went about moving on and what that looked like and what he wanted,’ Francie said. ‘I didn’t know who Duane [Dog] was when I met him. I actually think Bob is in heaven laughing that it’s Dog The Bounty Hunter that God brought into my life.’

‘I think Bob would be very happy about where I’m at and who Duane is in my life and how we’ve been walking alongside each other.’ 

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