Jennie & Daniel's tropical adventure-themed zoo wedding #Real Weddings: Southern US#diy bouquet#diy invitations#florida#invitations#LEGO#origami#peacock feathers#zoo October 11 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos by: Sandra Johnson Photography 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/98402528@N05/9205991891 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. Our biggest challenge: Timing. Everything just felt rushed all day, I wish we had more time and finished more things in advance. 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. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photo booth: LoL Photobooth Photography: Sandra Johnson Photography Event planning: LIFE Events Catering: Puff and Stuff Catering Flowers: Bud's Etc. Cupcakes: Yum Yum Cupcakes Cake: Creative Cakes Invitations and programs: JennieBee Designs Bridesmaid's shoes: T.U.K. Hair/Makeup: Goddess Glam Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS This children's picture book about friendship is a surprisingly great ceremony reading NEXT Put a bird on it: the SHOE edition Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] This is one of the coolest weddings I've ever seen! Gorgeous couple, fabulous flowers, and a truly amazing color palette. The party planner did a wonderful job of fitting the event to the venue, maintaining a taste level, and adding loads of fun. Congratulations to the happy bride and groom! 2 agree Reply I want to go to this wedding! Beautiful. 1 agrees Reply The peacock shoes! Sigh… Reply Mel-boring brides represent! lol Your wedding is so elegant – it's the perfect blend of beauty and whimsy (peacock feathers and Lego figures with light sabers … you can never go wrong). Not to mention all the fedoras! Lovely, all of it. <3 2 agree Reply No joke, I ordered that Lego piece this weekend. Fun! Beautiful wedding, I love the variety. Congrats! Reply Aww… I love this wedding at the zoo, Brilliant!! Reply oh this wedding looks amazing!! just found lots of things to inspire me for my own wedding Reply It's like this bride just materialized what was in my head! We just picked a zoo as our wedding and I had been thinking of peacock blue as a color before we even settled on the zoo theme. Feathers are awesome! I love the butineers. Would not have thought of that. Stealing it! Also, I had been eyeing that wedding topper on the lego website since my fiance and I started getting serious because he loves legos. I like that you incorporate that as well. I just didn't want to use it as an actual cake topper – will probably go with cupcakes anyway. Love, love, love this! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.