Indianapolis Zoo Butterfly Garden Wedding

Every time I photograph a wedding for high school sweethearts, I know it’s going to be the sweetest, most emotional, and joy-filed day. Chelsea and Zach were no exception. And the fact that their wedding was in the butterfly gardens in the Indianapolis Zoo, a place where they share so many special memories together, just made it all that much more sweet.

My favorite thing about Chelsea and Zach’s wedding day is that they made it entirely THEM without sacrificing the elegant and romantic feel of the day. Chelsea loves colorful flowers so much, so she and Zach made sure their wedding day was FILLED wth them! Homegrown Florist made the most perfect bouquets and centerpieces for a garden wedding at the zoo. And I loved how well they coordinated with the bridesmaids’ ice blue dresses.

Chelsea and Zach had a bowl of legos on each table to entertain guests during the reception. How fun is that?? Their guest favors were also SO unique. They had little geodes with each guest’s name on them for their seating assignments, as well as crystals that guests could break open themselves. They were a HIT!

Chelsea and Zach, your love is even more beautiful than your wedding day was! I hope you enjoy these sneak peaks. I can’t wait to send your full wedding gallery to you SO soon!

A HUGE thank you to Chelsea and Zach’s amazing vendor team. You all ROCK!

Indianapolis Wedding Photographer: Rakoteet Photography

Venue: Indianapolis Zoo Butterfly Gardens

Florist: Homegrown Florist

Cake: The Gallery Pastry Shop

DJ: Lights Out Entertainment

Hair: Salon 6

Makeup: Madeline Grossman, Posh Salon

Catering: Centerplate at the Indianapolis Zoo

Bridal Gown: Unique Boutique and Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Shoes: Keds X Kate Spade New York

Rings: Diamonds Direct

Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Officiant: Wonder Weddings Indianapolis

Reception Lighting: Atmospheres Indy