Penguin suits were the order of the day for bride and groom Emma Upson and Adam Morris after a trip to Dudley Zoo inspired a themed wedding.
And to help make their Big Day extra special DZG staff arranged a photo shoot with the site’s colony of rare Humboldts.
Emma, aged 29, who works for Deloitte, in Birmingham, said:?”We just absolutely adore penguins; we had a penguin wedding cake and they were also featured on the invitations and order of service.
“The top table at our wedding was named The Penguin Enclosure at Dudley Zoo and we wanted to display photographs of the two of us at the enclosure, but unfortunately couldn’t get close enough to the penguins to take a good picture.
“When we asked zoo staff for their help they really pushed the boat out to make it a day to remember and actually took the images themselves as a wedding day souvenir.”
She said:?”It really meant the world to us, and we’re so happy that the penguins of Dudley Zoo played a part in our wedding day. We love DZG and always head for the penguin enclosure, it’s our favourite place.”
Adam, aged 38, a facilities manager for Virgin Trains, said:?”We can’t thank the zoo staff enough, they really helped make our big event so very special.”
DZG?Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said:?”Emma and Adam were thrilled when we arranged the event, and we were determined to get them that special shot for their big day.”
The couple, from Market Drayton, tied the knot on Saturday, August 13 at Oakley Manor, in Staffordshire.
Jill added:?”We wish them all the very best and look forward to seeing them again. As a thank you Emma and Adam have adopted a couple of their favourite penguins, so I’m sure they’ll soon be back to say hello.”
CAPTION: Bride and groom Emma Upson and Adam Morris with rare Humboldt penguins at DZG.