Stephanie + Sam are two of the most adorably dorky people I (Kathleen) have ever met…. I say that with all of the love in the world and they know that! From the beginning of their planning process, they were super laid back and were sincerely focused on ensuring that their wedding was an enjoyable celebration for their guests. We clicked instantly with our love for dogs (peek at their custom made dog cookies that look exactly like their pets). Stephanie herself actually works at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which made Kijamii Overlook, one of the Park’s gorgeous venues overlooking the vast safari-like valley and hills, the perfect location to host their wedding. Their St. Patty’s Day animal-filled themed party was an amazing reflection of their personalities. Being animal lovers, they truly embraced their surroundings and love of nature. We particularly loved their animal-themed place cards, table numbers, and hilarious animal showcase provided by the Safari Park (they had different animals from the park brought out during their reception!). It can’t get more memorable a giraffes photobomb (really happened) or holding a huge python (also, really happened) at your wedding! To top it off, Stephanie and Sam dropping Avatar and Star Wars references and inside jokes in their vows had me laughing and crying all at the same time. ┬áThese are the couples that we love… who aren’t afraid to show their personalities on their wedding day throughout and through and of course, know how to have a blast! We wish these two goofballs all the best for their future together!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Wedding

VENDOR TEAM

Planning + Design: Nicole George Event Planning & Design

Photography: Brant Bender Photography

Bar + Catering + Rentals: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Beauty: Susie Beyer McCartney

Bridal Attire: The White Flower Bridal Boutique

Cake + Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

DJ: Music Phreek

Floral Design: Simply Adina Floral Design