A Dreamy Destination Wedding that Walks on the Wild Side
A destination wedding unlike any other, this romantic alfresco affair took place at the Santa Barbara Zoo with giraffes and a penguin making an appearance.
In terms of destination venues, the Santa Barbara Zoo wins #1 dream spot. The scenery includes beautiful vistas and a heard of giraffes and Monty the penguin might even make an appearance at cocktail hour. It's bananas. Now couple that with an insanely romantic wedding crafted by Merryl Brown Events + Mindy Rice, image after beautiful image by Elizabeth Messina, and a film by Hoo Films, and you have the makings of the ultimate I Do inspiration.
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When you're an animal lover and looking for a destination location, well the Santa Barbara Zoo is the destination to choose. What a perfect backdrop for this absolutely gorgeous wedding on the grass and a reception full of white canopies and gold, animal accents. Guests got to enjoy feeding the giraffes and saying hello to Monty, the little penguin who joined cocktail hour. Adam and Soraya fit perfectly into this setting with their love for one another surrounded by family and friends from all over. And may I just mention Soraya's dress. Unique and stunning! The heart shape in the back, the collar... I just love. They drank some wine, broke the glass, and after the Hora, danced the night away!
Additional Vendor Credits
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Photography
Elizabeth Messina
Floral Design
Mindy Rice
Makeup
Tomiko Taft
Hair
Brianna Stewart
Venue
Santa Barbara Zoo
Invitations and Stationery
Atelier Isabey
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Sound
Design Sound
Rentals
Elan Event Rentals
Coordination + Event Design
Merryl Brown Events
Reception Music
West Coast Music