Sam and Shane had a beautiful and intimate Brevard Zoo wedding. Their guest list totaled at about 60 people. They made their wedding a weekend event, inviting their family and friends to travel on Friday. Saturday morning they held a rehearsal at the zoo and then spent the day enjoying the sights and animals. That evening they had a BBQ and bon fire at Sam’s parents house so that guests from both sides could meet.
They choose to have both their ceremony and reception at the Brevard Zoo. With a shared love of animals and their memory of visiting the zoo soon after moved there, the zoo was the perfect venue for Sam and Shane. It is such a beautiful and unique location, and capturing their wedding day was so fun!
Sam was beautiful in her soft white, A-line corset gown with lace appliqués and an embellished belt. She finished her bridal look with a chapel length train. For the reception her gown was styled with a French bustle.
For their first look, they met on the boardwalk. Sam walked up quietly to surprise Shane. After a long embrace they read each other personally written vows, which were sealed with a kiss.
Then the bride and groom walked down the aisle together to share the ceremony with their guests. Sam and Shane gave each other engraved rings, and then sealed their vows with pinky promise. They continued with a wine box ceremony before the final kiss!
Their wedding colors were blush, ivory, forest green and gold. From ceremony to reception they used a mixture of natural, and elegant elements. While we took just married portraits, the guests were invited to enjoy cocktail our on the patio with vintage furniture with rustic accents. They guests experiences close animal encounters when Zoo staff members escorted animals to the cocktail hour. (So cool!!)
They welcomed guests with a globe as their guest book. They also had a photo booth inside with a lace backdrop and vintage pieces for props. For favors they put together animal cracker filled mason jars with blush ribbons.
Sam and Shane shared a private last dance while guests were lined up outside for the sparkler exit!
Ceremony and Reception: Brevard Zoo
DJ: DJ Shane
Bridal Gown Shop: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Clothing: Menswear House
Caterer: Green Turtle Market
The Cake: Jessica Vargas Yum-e-pops
Florist: Patti Buds Etc.
Lighting Design: Kim KL Wedding & Events
Hair and Makeup Artist: Imperial Salon & Spa
Videographer: Space Coast HD Videos