Who knew there was such an awesome zoo so close to Cabarrus, Rowan and Mecklenburg counties!?!  I have definitely never shot a wedding at a zoo before, but after meeting Nick and Katy and hearing all about their vision for their big day, I was SO pumped that they wanted me to capture it!  Katy and Nick are the directors at an animal conservation and educational center out of Rockwell, NC called TigerWorld.  They really wanted to get married at the zoo since animals and their profession is such a special part, and really a calling, in their lives.  These two met in college where they were both learning to become animal trainers and zookeepers.  They have had some very interesting jobs, including being tiger wranglers at the MGM Grande in Las Vegas and working for National Geographic! I love it!  They are such fun and interesting people!  Some of the hardest working individuals I have ever met, they really saw their vision for their wedding come to completion!  Almost all of their guests flew in from out of town, so it was this sweet time of seeing old friends and family from far away.  Nick set himself to improving many areas of the zoo so that they were the perfect backdrop for the wedding.  I'm telling you, Nick can get some.stuff.done. On the wedding day, Katy was absolutely radiant...she is one of those gals who smiles just captures everyone she meets and it is totally contagious.  We also shot photo-fusion of this wedding, and I can't wait to show it once it is complete!  If you have a chance to go to the zoo, I highly recommend it.  There are so many fantastic and exotic animals to see- Tigers Galore (hence the name!), and many other animals that you don't want to miss.  It is also the perfect place for kids to go visit as well- I took Sharpe to check it out and he had an absolute blast....although after seeing some crazy awesome animals, his favorite animal was......drumroll please.....the snake!  We really gotta get this kid some culture;)  Have fun looking at this "jungle book wedding"!  Best to both of you guys...  Thanks for letting Joe and I be a part of your special day!

 

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