Real Wedding

Brooke + Kelly Wedding | September 16th

How They Met

The Couple // Kelly and Brooke met through mutual friends during their sophomore year at Michigan State University. The couple would go on to date for five and a half years until that special day when they were engaged. In March of 2016, Kelly and Brooke went on a hike in Sedona, Arizona with some friends on a trail called Devil's Bridge. As they neared the end of the trail, Kelly got down on one knee and asked Brooke to be his wife.

Their Wedding

The Couple // On September 16, 2017, a day marked with perfect weather, Kelly and Brooke were married while surrounded by 200 of their family members and closest friends. Together the couple planned an elegant vintage style wedding and since they lived out of state, they worked closely with the vendors who would coordinate locally. The Toledo Zoo not only had a bakery and caterer on site, but they worked with the Swatch Studios, Fordham Footage, and Bartz Viviano to ensure Kelly and Brooke’s wedding would be everything they wished for. The ceremony took place in the zoo’s historical theater inside the Museum of Science. The biggest surprise about the whole day was that the reception would be held at the new Malawi Event Center at the zoo. They had just finished construction on it about a month before our wedding day, and the final results was better than anything the couple could have imagined. As the sun set on their special day, the couple was even given the opportunity to take part in a giraffe feeding, an experience they are sure to never forget!

Wedding Professionals

Ceremony Venue // The Toledo Zoo - Museum of Science

Reception Venue // The Toledo Zoo - Malawi Event Center

Officiant // Daniel Desmond

Photographer // Swatch Studios

Videographer // Fordham Footage

Florist // Bartz Viviano

DJ // Decorative Sound

Bridal Attire // Fantastic Finds

Menswear // Men's Wearhouse

Cakes + Desserts // Timberline Bakery

Hair + Make-up // Soto Signature Salon & Spa

Transportation // Childers Limousine Service

Hotel Accommodations // Park Inn by Radisson