Nici and Nick | October Wedding at Columbus Zoo

Nici and Nick were married on October 15, 2016. I loved everything about working with this incredible couple and assisting them with the final plans for their Fall Zoo wedding. Nici contacted me a few months before her wedding in need of some guidance on a few vendors, help finalizing wedding plans and full Day-Of Coordination for the wedding day. She knew that on her big day, she wanted to focus on marrying her best friend, making memories with their friends and family, and not stressing about the execution or management of the ceremony and reception.

Nici and Nick had such a fun and unique wedding. Obviously, their venue was such a cool choice for a wedding and was seriously remarkable. I was extremely impressed with the staff, menu selection, and reception space at The Columbus Zoo. Their ceremony was on the back deck of the Heart of Africa Event Center, overlooking the Africa Exhibit, where guests could watch giraffes, ostriches, and rhinos play and run. After the ceremony, Animal Handlers brought cute baby animals out for the guests to see and pet during cocktail hour. And, during their couples portraits, Nici and Nick got some one on one time with the animals and even rode a camel together!

Another unique choice they made for their wedding was to not have a Bridal Party. Their siblings and parents accompanied them down the aisle and sat with them at a Tuscan style table in the center of their guests at the reception. And, a unique decor feature that Nici chose was paper flowers! Her Florist, PaperBlooms did an excellent job in creating stunning and unique pieces that will last a lifetime. What a special keepsake to have from their big day!

This couple, their families, and all the vendors and staff at their wedding were all a sheer joy to work with. Thanks to the incredible photography of Amy Ann Photography, I'm so excited to share some of my favorite snapshots of their big day!

October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo
October Wedding Columbus Zoo

Photography: Amy Ann Photography | www.amyannphoto.com

Bride's Hair Stylist: Akada Hair Salon | www.akadasalon.com

Brides's Makeup Artist: Robbie Banks

Bakery: Alice's Piece of Cake | www.alicespieceofcake.com

Florist: PaperBlooms | www.paperbloomslgd.com

Venue: Heart of Africa Event Center | The Columbus Zoo | www.columbuszoo.org