Sargent Pepper Inspired Melbourne Zoo Wedding: Samantha & James

Erin + Tara Photography

June 19, 2013


With a bit of Sargent Pepper, a dash of class and a touch of retro, Samantha and James planned their Rock n Roll wedding for February this year. The day started out at Melbourne Zoo for the ceremony and concluded at Half Moon, a restaurant in Brighton, Victoria.


“James had been married before so all we wanted from the day was for it to reflect us, for everyone to have some yummy food and drinks and dance all night”, Samantha explained. “It wasn’t a traditional wedding – which was important to us. We both have such a strong love of life and having fun so we selected things that would keep our guests smiling. Both of James’ parents have passed away and my father had passed too, it was important to make the day a happy one and show everyone how important it is to make the most of everyday and laugh and smile.”


“Getting married in the zoo was incredible! We rocked up in a camper van and were married under the most amazing tree, a heritage listed Morton Bay Fig Tree. I walked down the aisle to a cover of ‘Sea of Love’ performed by Cat Power to a very smiley husband to be.”