The weather might not have been the best on Friday, but Sierra and Zach had such a perfect day at the Aquarium at the Toledo Zoo! I was thrilled that these guys originally went with an indoor ceremony plan so there was less stress and chaos before the day. Choosing to get married surrounded by lots of amazing ocean life isn’t too bad either!
Sierra and her dad have a Toledo Zoo tradition – her and her dad have gone to the zoo every year since she was 2, so I loved that Sierra and Zach chose the zoo to get married. Sierra and her grandmother have been planning the wedding day since Sierra was 7 years old. It was an honor meeting her and the smile on her face as she walked in and saw Sierra was priceless!
The Aquarium wedding was decorated with elegant ocean vibes. The colors of the day were navy/marine blue, gray and silver. Sierra DIY’d her centerpieces, which featured shells and sand and Nautical looking jars with candles in them. TO accompany the centerpieces was a framed photo including one childhood photo from the bride and one from the groom for guests to look at while they dined.
The couple met their first year in college at Tiffin University. They had a mutual friend who introduced them while walking to the cafeteria. After being introduced, the two realized they had a class together and after figuring that out, started to hang out more and more. They started to go on random adventures together casually until Zach finally asked Sierra out 5 months later.
The couple enjoys going on walks through the park, spontaneous drives to different cities and states, movies, and just watching their favorite shows together. Zach proposed to Sierra in Las Vegas in front of the Bellagio fountains, the couple took a walk down to the Strip from their hotel and as they got to the fountains, he popped the question.
Congrats, you two! It was such an amazing day and I loved having so much fun with you both and celebrating! I wish you many years of happiness together!
Ceremony and reception: Toledo Zoo Aquarium
Bride’s dress: The Gown Shop
Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: Gardenview Flowers
Centerpieces: Bride DIY
DJ: Decorative Sound