Jen and Robbie chose the Florida Aquarium as the venue for their wedding ceremony in early January. The Florida Aquarium is located in the Channelside district of downtown Tampa, next to the new Sparkman Warf.
Established in 1995, the Florida Aquarium enables guests to get up close to 14,000 animals; many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world. The experience is designed to take you on a journey, starting with a drop of water from one of Florida’s many freshwater springs, all the way out to the open waters of the Florida Keys. Sights include a large simulated wetlands environment located under a tall glass atrium, shallow bays and beaches, and a coral reef ecosystem encompassed in half a million gallons of natural seawater. Brooke and Drew’s spectacular ceremony site was “under the sea” in front of the flagship exhibit – The Coral Reef – a half million gallon marine environment with more than 2,000 aquatic animals.
Jen looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle at the Florida Aquarium by her mother to join Robbie in front of the Coral Reef Tank. Their custom designed wedding ceremony included a “surprise” visit from a “late arriving” penguin, and a Wine Ceremony where each took a sip after their mothers poured wine from Florida (by Robbie’s mother), and Nebraska (by Jen’s mother). Then, in front of their family and friends, the couple shared their own personal vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies.
Venue Coordination was provided by Jaclyn and the rest of the staff at the Aquarium. Special thanks to AStewart Graphics for providing the beautiful picture as Robbie shared his ring vows with Jen.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Walksler!