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!

credits

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)