Bethany and Brendan Mizgala

Bethany & Brendan Mizgala Wedding

On June 3, 2017 we hosted the absolutely stunning wedding of Bethany Humphrey and Brendan Mizgala here at the zoo.

Bethany and Brendan arrived early on their big day and did their first look on the scenic pathways in front of the facility.

Their photographer was the talented Hannah Hawkins, who we absolutely LOVE working with. Hannah usually does at least a couple weddings each season with us, but she still makes a point of doing a site visit for each one. The zoo boasts so many lovely spots to take pictures, so it really helps to have a game plan before the wedding party arrives.

Brendan and Bethany Mizgala
Photo courtesy of H. Hawkins Photography
Brendan and Bethany
Photo courtesy of H. Hawkins Photography

Wedding planning can be stressful and having a private and quiet moment with your partner before the ceremony helps take some of the anxiety out of the day.

Brendan and Bethany
Photo courtesy of H. Hawkins Photography

After they did their first look, the entire wedding party headed into the zoo to take some fun group shots. The first stop was our penguin exhibit. One of Bethany’s bridesmaids LOVES penguins – she even has a penguin tattoo!

Mizgala wedding
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Mizgala wedding party
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We had a cold and rainy spring, so everyone was thrilled to have a sunny, picture-perfect day for Brandon and Bethany’s big day.

Mizgala wedding
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Mr. & Mrs. Mizgala
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Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the courtyard and visited with the animals in the indoor zoo before heading into the banquet room for dinner.

hors d'oeuvres table
Photo courtesy of H. Hawkins Photography
Peacock at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
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The banquet room looked beautiful with hydrangea floral arrangements designed by The Floral Gardens. 

Wedding floral arrangment
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The wedding cake was a nod to the their shared love of the Harry Potter series.

Wedding cake topper
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Hannah captured some gorgeous shots of the happy couple on our patio after the sun went down.

Bethany and Brendan
Photo courtesy of H. Hawkins Photography

We were so honored to help this happy couple celebrate with all their family and friends and we wish Bethany and Brendan a lifetime of love and happiness!

 

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