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Molly & Brian’s Toledo Zoo Wedding

Molly and Brian are two of the sweetest, most loving people I’ve met. From the way they interact with each other, to the way they treat their friends, and even to their kindness toward me, there is no doubt that they are just as beautiful inside as they are outside. Their Toledo Zoo wedding was the perfect representation of this. It was beautiful, fun, full of laughs, and full of so much love.

Their Toledo Zoo Wedding

It was a perfect August day. Beautiful blue skies and white puffy clouds. The Toledo Zoo was in full bloom, with gorgeous flowers and greenery everywhere. The animals were playful and active. The bridesmaids were hilarious and SO SWEET. The groomsmen were the perfect mix of Brian’s life. Brian was so dapper. And, Molly? Damn, is all I can say! Molly was stunning.

Naturally, since the reception took place in the Toledo Zoo Aquarium, we had to do her detail photos there. Also, I’m obsessed with jellies, so I couldn’t get enough of those!

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After Molly’s mother and bridesmaids helped her get ready, we went out to the formal garden where the ceremony was to take place. We spent a couple hours wandering the grounds, taking photos, and giggling before the ceremony began.

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The ceremony was just stunning. Brian’s eyes filled with tears as he watched Molly walk through the tunnel of trees toward him. Just when we thought he had it together, he again got emotional as he read his vows to her. There seriously is nothing more touching than an emotional groom!

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After the ceremony, Molly, Brian, Antonio, and I spent even more time wandering the gorgeous zoo gardens. We even got lucky with some gorgeous golden hour sunlight as the clouds parted just in time for photos!

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The night ended with dancing, toasts, and tons of laughter, all surrounded by the aquarium sea life. We pet stingrays and sharks and photographed them, as well. We indulged in DELICIOUS food and a gorgeous iceberg cake with a polar bear topper (Molly’s fav!). We laughed and cried and danced and drank and had the best time.

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Molly and Brian, thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous day with me and for your kindness and hospitality. I’m so thankful for you! Wishing you a life full of laughter, adventures, and many more animal encounters 😉

xoxo,

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Thank you to the following vendors for their part in making Molly & Brian’s wedding so awesome!

Venue – Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

Coordinator – Catie Field (Toledo Zoo & Aquarium)

DJ – Bryce of Book That DJ

Florist – the bride herself!

Catering – Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

Cake – Timberline Bakery

Hair & Makeup – Mary Wiley (Great Lakes Bridal)

Dress – Casablanca

Suits – Mens Warehouse

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