San Diego Zoo and Safari Park WILD Wedding of Lauren and Brett

If you love everything about the zoo, proposed to your sweetie at the zoo, and the zoo was part of your love story,

doesn’t it seem natural to say your I Do’s at the zoo as well?

Well, that’s what Lauren and Brett did!  Their wedding and reception were at the San Diego Zoo!

Their amazing venue: 

San Diego Zoo Wild Weddings 

Photographer
Pam at Savoring The Sweet Life Photography

Event Coordinator: 

Regina at Aquilone Events

Venue Coordinator:

Sydney:   San Diego Zoo Wild Weddings 

Dessert:

Edelweiss Bakery

Catering:

San Diego Zoo Wild Weddings 

DJ:

Elite British DJ

Officiant:

Bethel Nathan Ceremonies by Bethel

Hair and Make up:

Splash Salon

The details were perfect!

Including leopard print invitations and custom made shoes for the bride….and  I’m pretty sure if you look up

“perfect bouquet for a zoo wedding”  this one will be listed — isn’t it amazing?”

Sequins, pure white faux fur and a black tux = PERFECTION

The groom’s details were looking pretty sharp too…..

 

I love it when couples decide to have a First Look before the ceremony so we have LOTS of time for Romantic Portraits….

we chose to have their First Look in the beautiful Japanese Garden at the San Diego Zoo….

We visited the Elephants, Maned Wolf, Red Panda and Giraffes

The couple chose their favorite animals and I pre-planned a route so we could visit all of them in the time we had before the ceremony…

I also added into the route a few places I found that I knew would make for some amazing and romantic wedding portraits!

Because you just can’t walk by a “red wood forest” with a gorgeous bride and groom without stopping for some portraits….

 

Then it was time to freshen up and get married!

The ceremony site was a deck overlooking a canyon in the zoo, with simple white chairs decorated with beautiful flower arrangements of an orchid, grass and a monstera leaf.   (The bride’s bouquet included the same florals.)

They said their I Do’s on the Plaza Deck at the San Diego Zoo’s Treetop Terrace — nestled in the trees!

And want to see who arrived to be seated first?

(Clearly a couple, perhaps they were reminiscing their own wedding….?)

And then…..


The reception area demonstrated their love of animals with small stuffed animals at the tables and the ‘guest book’ table.  Their book was unique in that it was a large animal puzzle people could sign.

The reception area was beautifully lit with amber lighting,  the tables had animal names and a small stuffed animal that matched the name.  The center pieces and runners were made by the brides mother.

(The runners are fabric custom chosen by the bride and groom, and the center pieces are succulents grown by the bride’s mother.)

And how’s this for a clever guest book?  A PUZZLE!

And then the couple and guests were treated to an amazing Animal Presentations by Trainers at the zoo….

And you just have to see their VIDEO SHOW!  Click!

Or the other 1000 portraits in their gallery – with free downloads for friends and family?  HERE

Years from now, all that will remain of your special day is your photographs, so choosing your photographer is one of your most important wedding day decisions.

My greatest joy is to be asked to capture a couple’s love story from Engagement to Wedding day. 

I’m based in San Diego, but would love to travel to your wedding!

Please VISIT MY WEBSITE for more wedding information

or

EMAIL ME with questions about my custom wedding collections or to schedule a meeting

I’m waiting to hear from you – to capture a slice of YOUR sweet life!

 I am a full time professional photographer based in San Diego, but will travel for weddings.

Serving San Diego, Poway, Scripps Ranch,La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4-S Ranch, Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo,

Outdoor Family, Child, High School Senior, Family Reunion, Gender Reveal, Newborn, Engagement Couples

Best Fun Senior Portraits, Family Reunion, Beach, Portrait Shoot, Park, Portrait shoot, Balboa Park, On Location, outdoor, Wedding photographer

Their amazing venue: 

San Diego Zoo Wild Weddings 

Photographer
Pam at Savoring The Sweet Life Photography

Event Coordinator: 

Regina at Aquilone Events

Venue Coordinator:

Sydney:   San Diego Zoo Wild Weddings 

Dessert:

Edelweiss Bakery

Catering:

San Diego Zoo Wild Weddings 

DJ:

Elite British DJ

Officiant:

Bethel Nathan Ceremonies by Bethel

Hair and Make up:

Splash Salon

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