Having visited the zoo as a paying member of the public, it was great to be asked to shoot Adam and Sam’s wedding there! I met the couple for the pre wedding meeting at the Zoo we had a wander around looking for some locations to photograph them in the day. The immaculately maintained gardens looked very promising but as the zoo remains open to the public, we weren’t sure how busy it would be.
The wedding day arrived (and we were allowed to park for free) and the girls has been staying in the self contained on-site lodge. We set about getting some photos of them getting ready before I walked up to the Pavilion where the ceremony would take place. The ceremony room on the first floor is huge and it was setup ready with the chairs and top table all in position. After some pictures getting the room details I headed down to await Adam’s arrival.
After the ceremony, the guests moved to the patio outside the Pavilion where we could use the upper floor balcony for a group photo (drones not allowed at the Zoo). After watching and photographing the guests mingle, we took the couple for a walk round the Zoo Gardens which was still open to the public.
After the speeches and wedding breakfast we managed to get the couple for a walk around another part of the Zoo. It’s strange to wander around such a busy place with no one around! Most of the animals had been put away for the night but there were a few around that we attempted to get a photograph with the couple in the photo as well.
The evening party went well with a vintage photo booth proving to be a big hit as well as a good number of people on the dance floor giving us a few final photo opportunities.
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