Featured Wedding: Carrie and Nick @ The Central Park Zoo


carrie & nick
may 9, 2015 @ the central park zoo

the story

“My husband took me on a date to our favorite steakhouse, Perry’s in Austin,” says Carrie. “There were rose petals and candles on the table in a quiet corner of the room. The waitress brought us champagne and which was when he proposed!” When it came time to decide on a caterer, the couple decided to work with Abigail Kirsch’s Off-Premises team. “They have a great reputation and catered my grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary party at Tappan Hill, which I still remember from my childhood,” recalls Carrie.

wedding style

“We wanted a very classic, but modern feel for our wedding. Our theme was animals, specifically wildlife, which was the reason for the Central Park Zoo wedding,” says Carrie. “I’m a veterinarian and I’ve loved working with wildlife in Africa and at zoos, including the Bronx Zoo.”

favorite menu items

bride: Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup groom’s cake and the red velvet wedding cake. (“I love desserts!”)

groom: The groom’s cake as well

memorable moments

“Our first dance. It was magical!” says Carrie. “Also, my husband and his best man going crazy on the dance floor!


floral design: kerri Quade | photography: Gregory Muller of André Maier Photography | videography: Meredith Kaufman of Seth David Cohen Video | entertainment: Juilliard Performers (ceremony and cocktail hour) and Scratch Weddings: DJ Dan Chaves (dinner and reception) | bride’s wedding attire: Serendipity Bridal, Austin:  Hayley Paige | groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse: Calvin Klein | bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew | other: Lion on the Sun (custom paper goods, cards and table art)