We knew we were going to be in for something special when Jen and Jeff told us right off the bat that their wedding hashtag was #bagelmeetsbao. Residing out of Los Angeles, these two wanted a fun and unique wedding experience for their guests and decided that the Santa Barbara Zoo would be the perfect location for their special event. Jen and Jeff started their day at a beautiful Airbnb in Carpinteria, CA where they had their first look and took photos with their bridal party. Soon after they headed to the zoo where their guests were welcome to explore before attending the ceremony. Jen and Jeff exchanged their vows under the chuppah before being announced as Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Meyerson and soon whisked away to enjoy an opportunity to feed the giraffes. During the cocktail hour, their guests were surprised to find a very appropriately dressed penguin! Once the reception was underway, Jen and Jeff had one last surprise for their guests – lions. The lion dancers came and put on a riveting performance filled with acrobatics and heart-thrumming percussion from the drums and cymbals. After wishing the bride and groom a prosperous marriage, they cleared away to make room for all the guests to jump onto the dancefloor – and we mean ALL the guests! The reception ended all too soon, but fortunately Jen and Jeff had an after party planned at The Neighborhood Bar a few miles away. Working with Jen and Jeff was a joyous, laughter-filled journey and we are so appreciative to have been along for the ride!
Event Planner & Design/Florist: Master Plans Events & Designs // Venue: Santa Barbara Zoo // Photographer: Kaysha Weiner Photographer // Videographer: Cotton Love Studios // Entertainment: VOX DJs // Ceremony Musician: Jason Sulkin Music // Hair & Makeup: Grace Lin Hair and Makeup // Lion Dancers: Ane Thanh Lion Dancers // Cake: Your Cake Baker