A wedding at the Cincinnati Zoo?! YOU GOT IT! Buckle up blog readers… it’s about to go down!
01_ABW15_bobbiBrent and his momma practicing their dance. 🙂
02_ABW15_bobbiYou guys know how I feel about a solitaire. And if you don’t… I’ll tell you… I LOOOOVE THEMMMM!!!!012_AshleyBrent_Wed_2015Ashley and Brent both got ready at their home. Ashley was upstairs. Brent was downstairs. How they didn’t run into each other is pretty impressive. 🙂04_ABW15_bobbiDid I already mention that their wedding was at the ZOOOOO?!05_ABW15_bobbi….it’s about to happen… 06_ABW15_bobbiFar left little girl reminds me of a young Drew Barrymore!07_ABW15_bobbiWuv… twuuu wuv…. 08_ABW15_bobbiThis is the first time I’ve ever photographed a wedding at a zoo… and it certainly did not disappoint! 09_ABW15_bobbi10_ABW15_bobbiMy faaaaavorite! ❗11_ABW15_bobbi12_ABW15_bobbiThanks you two for trusting me. 🙂
13_ABW15_bobbi14_ABW15_bobbi….more furry creatures. 😀15_ABW15_bobbiPerrrrfect zoo place card holders! 16_ABW15_bobbiIntroducing for the first time as husband and wife! 17_ABW15_bobbi18_ABW15_bobbi19_ABW15_bobbiI adored this duo! 20_ABW15_bobbi🙂

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Cincinnati, Ohio

coordinator  •  Jennifer Carskadan – Cincinnati Zoo
•  Rhea – Mitchell’s Salon & Spa
nails  •  Tracy – Mitchell’s Salon & Spa
makeup  •  Carrie – Mitchell’s Salon & Spa
florist  •  Oberer’s Flowers – Lauren Callah
videographer  •  Dan Shallenberger – Poetic Cinema
ceremony  •  Giraffe Ridge – Cincinnati Zoo
reception venue  •  Base Camp Cafe – Cincinnati Zoo
dj  •  Chad Aulick – Perfect Day DJs
cake  •  Klumps Krumbles
dress  •  Lillian West
dress shop  •  European Bridal
bridesmaid dresses  •  David’s Bridal
tuxedo manufacturer  •  Joseph Abboud

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their songs

processional  •  “Sweet Disposition” – Stringspace (Temper Trap cover)
recessional  •  
“All I Want Is You” – Barry Louis Polisar
wedding party introductions
 •  Geronimo” – Sheppard
first dance  •  “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
father/daughter  •  “I Loved Her First” – Heartland
mother/son  • “Mama” – Lunch Money Lewis
cake cutting  • “Love” – Matt White
last dance  •  “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith


 [br]What was the most memorable moment of your day?

Ashley:  Walking down the aisle with my father and seeing all our family and friends. I could hardly look at Brenton because I was ready to burst into tears. I understand why couple’s do a first look.

Brent: Seeing my bride for the first time.

[br] Any advice for future bride/grooms?

Ashley:  We couldn’t decorate our venue until an hour before the ceremony. If you have this, make sure you have an army of helpers and your instructions to family & friends are very clear. Give them pictures of how you want everything to look.

Brent: Plan early, and plan extensively. It’s never too soon to get started.

 [br]Funniest memory from your wedding day?

Ashley:  Watching my husband dance with his mother for their song was great. The song was hilarious, and they had lots of choreography.

 [br]If you could do it all over, would you change anything?

Ashley:  My biggest regret was forgetting to give my husband his gift before the wedding. It was hidden in a drawer at home, and in all the chaos I forgot it. He had to wait until after the night was over.

Brent:  Absolutely nothing.

 [br]Where did you go on your honeymoon?

After the wedding we took a few days off & stayed local. Our one-year anniversary will be our real honeymoon. We think a tropical island getaway sounds perfect.

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I have stared at this photo for an embarrassingly long time. Now I am admittedly quite short (5’2″)… and Ashley and Brenton are tall (my best guess is 5’8″ and 6’1″ respectively).  In this image, I’m only standing approximately 7 feet behind them… and I’m on the same level as they are (as in, they’re not on a stage)… HOWWWW is it that I look soooo shooooort?! This photo just doesn’t make sense! 19_ABW15_bobbiThank you two for EVERYTHING!!!! Seriously, thank you! 20_ABW15_bobbi

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Much love friends,

~bobbi ❗

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