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WEDDING BLOG

Quirky Cool Bronx Zoo Wedding

June 22, 2015 | nicole

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In what might be the coolest wedding venue idea yet, Amanda and Josh said “I do” at the Bronx Zoo in front of their friends, family, and a few party animals. The couple shared a few quiet moments before walking down the aisle with the zoo’s gorillas, who we’re sure wished Amanda and Josh happiness in their new chapter together. ein photography captured these quirky moments, as well as the unique and sophisticated wedding styling including plastic animal escort cards, framed illustrations of popular zoo friends, and wild green plants abound.

The Couple:

Amanda and Josh

The Wedding:

Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York

The Inspiration:

We got married at the Bronx Zoo in New York, so animals were a natural fit for inspiration. Courtney Jentzen, of Swiss Cottage Designs, created a playfully illustrated invitation, complete with a hand drawn map of the zoo. To carry the whimsical theme through the reception, we hired an artist to watercolor animal portraits for each table. To finish it all off, we provided animal masks for our guests to wear on the dance floor. For our clothing, we decided to go formal. We chose a Jenny Packham vintage inspired wedding gown and a Burberry Prorsum midnight blue tuxedo.

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The Moments:

Prior to the ceremony we got behind the scenes access to a private viewing space in the Bronx Zoo Congo exhibit. We got to see the gorillas up close and personal, in a way not usually seen by the public. The gorillas came right up to the glass to look at us, they were just as excited to see us as we were to see them! Our photographer Tim Yun of Ein Photography captured some great moments of us and the babies.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – ein photography
Event Planning – Little Red Bean Productions
Venue – Bronx Zoo
Floral Design – Denise Fasanello Flowers
Cake – Momofuku Milk Bar
DJ – DJ Neza
Invitations – Swiss Cottage Designs
Hair & Makeup Styling – Kelsey Smart
Wedding Dress – Jenny Packham
Groom’s Apparel – Burberry Prorsum
Rings – Michael B Jewelry

Lions and tigers and newlyweds, oh my! Thanks to ein photography for sharing Amanda and Josh’s amazing Bronx Zoo wedding with Junebug! For more of their incredible urban wedding photography, check out Jessica and Shanon’s classy rooftoop Jewish wedding in NYC.

xoxoNicole

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24 Comments

  1. Interesting wedding. and you create an interesting pose photography session. i like your style. and I like her white dress. looks like a princess. Over the top gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a wonderful treat to see one of my favorite weddings published!! Amanda and Josh are a fantastic stylish couple. Loved making these textural florals – Denise

  3. Very unique and stylish. The setting looks spectacular and well thought out.

  4. THE most gorgeous wedding I have ever seen! Beautiful wedding arrangements.Totally in love with this romantic and dramatic wedding.

  5. Quite unique and contemporary, congratulations!

  6. This is the most unique wedding I have seen. Very creative also!

  7. So cute! I love the little animal figurine favors – super cute way to bring together the venue and the event.

  8. Very nice Wedding ! so inspiring !

  9. Love those shots with the city in the reflection.

  10. This is beyond cool! I’m an animal lover, so this is my kind of wedding.

  11. Great ! thx for sharing , you are awesome !

  12. Wonderful.. lovely Couple. Thanks for sharing..

  13. This is so unique and awesome!!!

  14. Very Stylish and crafty, loved the pictures!

  15. I like the balance between the elegant and playful photos. Also the animal masks are so cute! A Bronx Zoo wedding is such a great idea!

  16. Wow ! so nice and sweet couple romantic wedding photography in such these pleasant place and their get-up . Looking very gorgeous . So thanks a lot for sharing these with us.

  17. Looked like a wonderful wedding. I love the unique pictures and the angles the photographer took them from. Also like how he mixed up serious pics with joyful pics. Good job!!

  18. Happy couple photography . I’m inspire to see this romantic couple .

  19. awesome photos…keep up the good work

  20. love your work and this blog site

  21. Beautiful wedding pictures. the most gorgeous wedding I have ever seen! i love this blog.

  22. I love weddings. when I get married in nyc im going to have a photobooth and a photographer

  23. Great one!! I loved the complete wedding celebration!! Brilliant photography and amazing theme. I would definitely like to do all these in my wedding.

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