Jennie & Daniel's tropical adventure-themed zoo wedding

By on Oct. 11th Photos by Sandra Johnson Photography

The Offbeat Bride: Jennie

Her offbeat partner: Daniel, Information Technology

Date and location of wedding: Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, FL — May 18, 2013

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Having our wedding at the zoo was an amazing setting. We created all of the invitations based on retro travel and adventure, which was a theme we continued throughout the wedding. We had animal prints, peacock feathers, animal crackers, and tropical-themed centerpieces.

Almost everything was handmade, including the boutonnieres, bridesmaid bouquets, hair piece, card sign, origami, invitations, programs, signage, etc. Seeing everything that I made come together while marrying the most wonderful and fun man was incredible.

Wedding Setting

Wedding Cake Topper

Place cards

Bridesmaid Bouquet


Wedding Invitations



Tell us about the ceremony: Our ceremony was a lot of fun. My uncle wrote and read a sentimental, yet comical, poem in the style of Dr. Seuss. We also had some excerpts read from Oh, the Places You'll Go.

To share the experience with all of the guests, we had a ring warming with all 150 guests.

First Kiss

Our biggest challenge: Timing. Everything just felt rushed all day, I wish we had more time and finished more things in advance.

Bridesmaid shoes

Low Table display



My favorite moment: Being able to share the day with all of our friends and family. And then seeing Daniel's face as I walked with my dad down the aisle was amazing.


My funniest moment: The best man's speech was hilarious. Also when the photo booth props were brought out onto the dance floor, it was a riot.

logo wedding cake topper


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Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!

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