Jambo! We had so much fun filming Jessica and Nick’s safari park wedding! I mean how could you go wrong getting married in front of hundreds of African animals but in San Diego weather!
They got ready in San Marcos at Lake San Marcos. There were such cute details and I loved the gifts they gave each other. They are big Disney and Star Wars fans so they had a few fun details that pointed to that. The ladies all got bracelets that had a Disney quote (like “never tell me the odds”), and Jessica got a cute box from Nick.
After they were all dressed and ready to go, we all headed to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. If you grew up here in San Diego though, you know we all lovingly remember it as the Wild Animal Park (and if you are a true local, the WAP!) They wanted to do their first look in the bamboo forest leading to the Tiger Trails. It was so beautiful with the crickets singing and the light shining through the mist. They were just so so happy to see each other! After that, they read their vows to each other right by the tigers, we even had one watching.
The ceremony was at the Kijamii Overlook which was just fantastic. It overlooks all the African animals so they had quite a few extra guests witnessing the wedding ceremony. After that, they did some amazing photo time while their guests not only enjoyed cocktail hour but also animal encounters from the lovely Safari park ambassadors.
Later the two danced in to their grand entrance and choreographed first dance. They enjoyed a delicious meal and the ambiance of animal noises through the night. The weather was just perfect and all their decor fit the theme beautifully. Jessica and Nick, you two were so much fun and we just so enjoyed working with you! We hope you all enjoy this lovely safari park wedding as much as we did!
Music – Habitate Instrumental, by Forest Bells, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Planner – Luxe Events
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Petula Pea
Flowers – Blooms by Breesa
DJ – Party Rockers
Dessert – VGs
Officiant – SD Wedding Guy
Hair/Makeup – A Toast to Beauty
Rentals – Bright