Catherine & Jonathan held their wedding at Zoo Knoxville and I love unique venues! This couple was so fun to work with because they are super playful and just wanted to have fun and get married with no major expectations. We started off the day at the Knoxville Botanical Garden for portraits before their guests arrived and the party started. They climbed trees, snuggled and laughed, got a few mosquito bites and walked through a bamboo forest to escape the heat.
We arrived at the zoo where they greeted some friends and took a breath before the main event. A few minutes before their ceremony the skies opened up and everyone ran into the nearest building where they continued. Everyone stood beaming while they said their vows. During the cocktail hour the guests were treated to appetizers and drinks in a multi-level tree house with swinging suspension bridge overlooking the gibbons. An animal ambassador introduced birds to the guests and Catherine & Jonathan visited the red pandas. During the reception everyone dined at tables decked out with details Catherine’s Mom and sister gathered on an International trip, danced to music carefully chosen by the bride and groom and scrambled to find their favorite animals for carousel rides. Thank you for having me C&J! Here are a few favorites-