Vivian and Bill chose the Florida Aquarium as the unique venue for their intimate wedding ceremony on a beautiful evening in mid-June. The Florida Aquarium is located in the Channelside district of downtown Tampa, next to the 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.
Vivian looked gorgeous in her wedding gown as she was escorted down the aisle of this unique venue by her father to join Bill in front of the Coral Reef Tank. Their custom designed wedding ceremony included scripture readings from the book of Genesis and Ruth, The Lord’s Prayer, The Art of Marriage, the Blessing of the Hands and even a special appearance by a “late arriving” penguin. Then, in front of an intimate gathering of their family, Vivian and Bill shared their wedding vows, exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife by Rev Rick Lackore of Sensational Ceremonies.
Excellent Venue Coordination was provided by Jaclyn, Kimberly, and the rest of the staff at this unique venue Special thanks to AStewart Graphics for providing the beautiful picture during their ceremony.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ford!