Who would have thought that the Nashville Zoo would make such a cool place to get married? Jessica and Bob, childhood sweethearts (who met when they were 14), were married at the Nashville Zoo in September. Their love was super special to capture. As I’ve known my love since childhood, their relationship totally made me swoon. As Jessica says, “I have always known he was the one for me! When you know you just know!”
Their wedding at the Nashville Zoo was seriously so much fun. During getting ready, the zoo staff brought in a cute fluffy rabbit for us to pet and enjoy.
The mosquitos were a crazy challenge at the zoo. Bob got bit on his face (yikes! but I was able to edit those bites out), and I got bit all over – they bit me through my clothes! It was SO humid as well, and we were only able to take bride and groom portraits for about 15 minutes before Jessica needed to go inside. It was SO HOT!
The ceremony was in front of a rhino enclosure (though the rhinos stayed far away from us!), and Jessica and Bob were able to take portraits at the new suspension rope bridge (not yet open to the public, at that time). So we were the test subjects! Wow, it’s a little nerve wracking as a photographer to walk backwards on a swaying bridge, while photographing your bride and groom! But it was definitely a fun challenge. Later, Jessica and Bob enjoyed their first carousel ride as a married couple. To capture those shots, I had to balance standing up as the carousel spun – it makes you a little dizzy! But definitely worth it.
Jessica also had a super long veil, so all of her friends had so much fun with it!
Their Nashville Zoo Wedding was pretty simple, decorated with many trips to Hobby Lobby, but it was a hoot of a time! Enjoy these lovely photos of such a special day! Congratulations Jessica and Bob!
Venue Name: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Photography: Zoe Life Photography
Hair Stylist: The Beauty Hall
Make-Up Artist: The Beauty Hall
Linens: The Nashville Zoo
Caterer: Taste of the Wild (Nashville Zoo’s catering)
Cake and Desserts: IveyCake and SutersSweetTreats (cookies)
Zoe Life Photography is a Nashville wedding photographer, specializing in capturing romance and life’s sweet moments. If you’re interested in talking to me about your wedding photography, get in touch. I’d love to meet you!