April & Kat love animals, so it was not surprising to those who know them and love them that their wedding would be planned at Dallas World Aquarium. Their planning goal was to create a kid friendly, laughter infused, no frills (or minimal frills?) wedding.
April & Kat planned their wedding with the same motto they try to live by: keep it simple, stupid (in their own words). “We didn’t really have a theme, but we did end up using a logo with an infinity symbol. We just wanted to have a fun party for our family, and friends. A few items in our decor reflected our venue, the Dallas World Aquarium such as the cake and Kat’s socks.”
The couple included one reading, an excerpt of “Blessing for a Marriage” by James Dillet Freeman. The ceremony was officiated by their close friend from college. Immediately after the ceremony, the guests were taken on a tour of the aquarium while April & Kat took photos.
“Our reception was my favorite part of the entire day. Everyone was out on the dance floor at one point or another, even Kat’s great-grandma! My friend and I did our obligatory “Run, Joey Run!” performance, a tradition that started in college. The food was a big hit, especially the mashed potato bar, and mini s’mores bites.”
Their advice to other couples regarding wedding planning is, “Just roll with it. In the end, all that really matters is that you’re married, and everyone has a good time.”
We could not agree with them more!
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:Mudcards//Cake Designer: Layered Bake Shop//Reception Venue: Dallas World Aquarium//Photographer: Pink Light Images / Weirdo Weddings//