BRIDGET & BRETTSt. Francis Xavier and Brookfield Zoo Wedding

Bridget and Brett are married!

 

They had the most beautiful ceremony at St. Francis Xavier and then the most WILD and wonderful reception at the Brookfield Zoo. I’m not sure which was more fun — exploring different spots around the zoo for portraits or photographing their cocktail reception IN the Great Bear Wilderness exhibit and getting photobombed by a grizzly bear….or just seeing all the kids at the zoo literally in awe of the beautiful bride in their midst…..

 

In any case, their day was one of the most fun and relaxed and truly heartfelt I’ve ever experienced…and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together! Thanks for including me in your big day!

 

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Ceremony: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church | Reception: Brookfield Zoo | Flowers: Peggy Denning | Officiant: Fr. Bill Tkachuk | DJ: Alli Klein, Toast & Jam