The day my brother got married at the zoo!!

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On the 29th of December 2012, my brother (William) got married to his longtime girlfriend Rachel. I was lucky enough to be Rachel's maid-of-honor and after months of planning the day seemed to arrive so quickly. Their beautiful wedding was at Werribee Open Range Safari Zoo and family and friends from across the country came down to be there on their special day.

Their ceremony was in the afternoon and it was in a beautiful garden opposite the gorilla enclosure. You could see the gorilla sitting on top of the hill with the sun behind him, he looked so amazing but also like he could attack you at any time. The gorilla scared the fuck out of my brother when they were taking photos up against the glass of its enclosure, it run up to them and banged against the glass. I wish I was there to see that, it would've have been so funny to hear my so-called tough brother scream. 
After the ceremony, the guest went on a safari tour around the zoo, whilst the new bride and groom went on a tour to feed the giraffes. The reception was held in a function room next to the meerkat enclosure. It was obvious that the children would love all the animals they were encountering but even the oldies looked so happy and amazed to see all these creatures.

There never goes a day when I don't embarrass myself and on this day I did it in front of 160 people. There's always that one person who gets overly emotional during a wedding speech. That was me.. FUCK! I became really overwhelmed and started crying, really bad (lol)!

 Other than my unfortunate emotional outburst, the day was so wonderful. I'm not being biased here because it was my brother's wedding, but it was the best wedding ever! It was so different from a tradition wedding and was just plain fun. I had a great time and was so happy to see my brother and my new sister-in-law have the greatest time of their life. I wish you guys the best for the future and love you so much!


Thanks for reading!
Nat
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94 comments:

  1. Oh my this wedding looks beautiful, like a dream wedding. It looks like an amazing day and everyone looks so beautiful :)

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  2. omg , I love everything , this pictures are amazing :x
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  3. Congrats to your brother!! That is such a neat place to get married .. thanks for sharing xo

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  4. Wow!! It looks like they had an amazing wedding.

    I m really loving all the safari animals, so cool!


    xo

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  5. Great! ;) Would you like to follow each other on GFC, FB, bloglovin? ;) Kiss

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    1. sure, i'd like to follow each other :)
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  6. It looks like it was a beautiful wedding! I think it's so cool that they got married at A ZOO!!

    Adriana

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  7. aww pics of the wedding was so pretty!

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  8. Original wedding. I like these pics.


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  9. You look gorgeous!! :)

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  10. That is a gorgeous wedding! I love how it was held at the zoo - that is such an amazing and gorgeous idea! >w<
    I love all the photos - they're so beautiful!
    I love the first shot, as well as the ones with the giraffe! Congratulations to your brother, and the bride! They look so happy and gorgeous together!
    Oh, I hate when I get overly emotional - I was like that when one of my best friends was leaving school. Ah, that was embarrassing. -.-

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    1. I love the first one too :)
      it was a wonderful wedding!
      awww! Looks like we are overly emotional people together haha
      xx

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  11. Very beautiful pictures... - so wonderful... - all the best for the couple :)

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  12. such a cool idea! and super cute pics!

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  13. aww looks like the wedding was a lovely day, Rachels dress is amazing.
    I love the first photo! xo

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  14. It looks like it was the perfect wedding!!
    OMG! Love her dress and yours swell!!
    Very cute blog and outfits :)
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  15. Woow!nice pictures!
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!

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  16. Wow, Great blog, I like this post! amazing pics! Ofc I'm your new follower!
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  18. wauuuw, love these pictures :)

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  19. what a lovely wedding *_*
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  20. Such a cool weeding, you looked lovely.

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  21. Great wedding and great photos :)

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  22. beautiful and funny photos! what an idea! I wish them luck too!
    xx Vanes

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  23. this seems like a fun and exotic wedding!!

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  24. Lovely pictures, bride looks great and bridesmaids' dresses are so pretty :) x

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  25. Muchas gracias por tu comentario!!
    Un beso!

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  27. Looks like an amazing and unique wedding!

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  28. haha that first picture is so funny!
    beautiful wedding :)

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  30. a) that first photo especially is absolutely adorable,
    b) the bride and you both look gorgeous,
    c) maybe this is weird but they will have SUCH cute babies!

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    1. thanks :)
      LOL to point 'c'! They will have lovely mixed babies
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  31. Congratulations! This looks an extremely fun and happy day! ))


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  32. Following you back :) xo

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  33. oh my god, i've never seen a wedding at the zoo and it's BEAUTIFUL. i love the open, airy space of the reception area, and how cute are those animal shots? also, they had such fun pictures, like the bridzilla shoe haha!

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    1. this was my first zoo wedding and it was awesome!
      it's so cute and different!
      haha
      xx

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  34. Congratulations to your brother and his wife!

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  35. Congrats to them. :) That's interesting to have a wedding in a zoo! Very cool and different.

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  36. amazing wedding!!! really cute.

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  37. wow.. a wedding in a zoo
    that is one of a kind and sure is a memorable one ;)

    you girls look absolutely pretty!


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  38. Love these pics, these must be a gorgeous wedding!
    Xxx

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  39. I love your pictures! http://fonduedellamoda.blogspot.it

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  40. oh wow, this is the most exciting wedding ever!!! definitely one of a kind =D
    i love the first photo so much, how inventive :) all the photos are really wonderful :)
    a big congrats to your brother!

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ xo
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  41. That is SOOOOOOOOOO cool! what a good and unusual idea! Amazing! hehe

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  42. Las fotos son geniales!!!

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  43. lovely pictures! the wedding idea is epic! :D

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  44. so amazing.
    congratulations.
    probably the coolest wedding ever.

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  45. WOW!! So nice pictures, congrats to the couple:)

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  46. nice blog!
    follow each other?
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  47. What a great wedding! So fun and different - lovely bride and groom. Congrats to your family! x, Kat

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  48. What an unusual wedding!! It's gorgeous!!!

    Would love it if you stopped by sometime.

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  49. Funny, unusual location
    kisses
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  50. seriously adorable! thank you so much for commenting on my blog.. looking forward to following each other xx
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  51. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, congrats..
    What a Lovely blog..
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    I hope you will follow me back :)

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  52. So original !!
    I love this idea :)

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  53. Nice blog, amazing pics and a great wedding :)
    Kisses
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  55. What fantastic wedding pictures! I've not seen any like it before! Especially that first one. Love it!

    Rianna xxx

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  56. I really admire your sense of style

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  57. Such a cool wedding !! All of you look gorgeous!

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  58. love

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  59. That is actually so cool! The photos are great. :)

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  60. The zoo seems like an awesome and fantastic place to get married. I've never thought of a location like this before.

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  61. Congrats to your brother!! and this is such an amazin and original wedding!! I would cry too haha don't worry :)

    Im glad u had so much fun darling! xoxo little

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  62. the first picture is hilarious!
    Congrats to him, wish them the best of happiness!!!

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  64. Oh what a lovely lovely idea - the photos are great and you look lovely as usual-and your brother! What a beautiful day you appeared to have had x

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  65. COngrats to your brother!
    The wedding was so cool! What a nice idea!

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  66. This is great:) Maybe we could follow each other??

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  67. thank you for your lovely comment!!!great wedding!i love your blog!!!wanna follow each other??

    xoxo
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    1. hey love, we are following each other :)
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  68. Your Blog is so cute and you look nice :)
    Do you want follow each other?

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  69. Heyy Thanks for your comment .. aww you look beautiful .. the wedding
    looked hella fun and memorable.

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  70. amazing pictures.. looks like you all had a lot of fun:)
    lots and lots of love
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  71. What a cool wedding! The couple feeding the giraffee is amazing! You look very pretty :)

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  72. You look beautiful girl!

    maybe we can follow each other, you have beautiful pictures !

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  73. Wow what an incredible wedding.You look beautiful.


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  74. love ur hair style

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  75. Aah! I want to have a wedding like this, too, when I'm older. With animals as my wedding guests. That would be a great start into a marriage. hihi.
    You look beautiful!

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