Tamara and Daniel celebrate floral animal wedding at Melbourne Zoo

Wedding: 02/11/2019

Posted by Lucy | 6 July, 2020

There was a time graphic designer Tamara, 27, considered becoming a zoo keeper.

Her love of animals is shared by partner Daniel, 29, so they decided to get married at Melbourne Zoo on November 2, 2019. “Melbourne Zoo provided an unusual, but gorgeous backdrop for our day,” recalls the bride. “Even though the heavens opened and the rain poured, the animals, gardens and ceremony were perfect. Being able to have photos with the giraffes, lemurs, seals and elephants in the background really made the day unique and special.”

Tamara put her graphic design skills to good use, creating intricate animal-inspired centerpieces for their day. With the help of her groom and friends, she designed nine large 3D paper craft animal sculptures. “Each one took over 20 hours to create and piece together, and these became the key inspo for everything,” she says. “This influenced the invitations, menu design, and colours and aesthetic for the day.”

“We wanted our day to be bustling with colour, pattern and bespoke touches, but also feel like a true representation of who we are as individuals, and who we are together as a union,” smiles Tamara.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Schade.

For his proposal, Daniel created an intricate, day-long scavenger hunt.

Tamara wore a boho-inspired Rembo gown with floral detailing.

John Beck married the happy couple at the zoo.

The couple got photos with the zoo animals they will treasure for ever.

A rainy day couldn’t stop the couple from heading out and about for photos on the zoo grounds.

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Photos courtesy of Sarah Schade.