I know, I know “geek” is not usually regarded as a term of endearment, but here at the Natural History Museum, we wear it as a badge of honor! That’s why I couldn’t have been more excited for the self-proclaimed geeks Dorian and Lynn’s wedding on June 11, 2011!
If you don’t remember, Dorian and Lynn had the Night at the Museum save the date cards and the fantastic Aquarium Engagement photos – all of which can be found by scrolling down. I couldn’t wait to see what they would come up with, and boy they did not disappoint!
The ceremony was held in the Grand Foyer and the bridal party made their entrance from the African Mammal Hall into the Foyer to the sounds of the theme song from “Jurassic Park.” Incidentally, one of their tables was the “Jurassic Park” table. The linens were green and black and the centerpieces were glass globes with terrariums and floating blossoms.
Committing the cardinal sin of nearly upstaging the bride was the cake. Now this is not the first time Kimberly from The Butter End Cakery has created a masterpiece for a wedding at NHM (See April and Earth’s Wedding below), but it is the first time we have had a fully edible replica of the Millennium Falcon in the North American Mammal Hall!
To deter the lure of tiny fingers making their way to the ship before it was time to cut the cake, a generic interplanetary galactic bounty hunter was on hand pacing back and forth throughout the evening. He looked just like Boba Fett- you know, the bounty hunter from the movie Star Wars, but those characters are owned by George Lucas, so non-specific bounty hunter it is!
So congratulations Dorian and Lynn! I hope you had fun on your honeymoon trying to make the Kessel run in twelve parsecs! (For all geeks reading this, yes I am well aware that a parsec is a measure of distance, not time. Take it up with Captain Solo :-) )
All of these stunning photos are from Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love. Please take a minute and check them out at http://www.ourlaboroflove.com/#weddings-f4818.
Also, I want to say a very special thank you to Laura Guerrie at Rebel Belle Weddings. She worked tirelessly to ensure that this wedding went off without a hitch. It was simply a pleasure to work with her and her team! If you would like to take a look at her services that range from some simple help to full on wedding planning, please visit http://rebelbelleweddings.com/ or call 626-888-1729.
For more information on holding your wedding here at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, please call the Special Events Information Line at 213-763-3221, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.nhm.org/site/about-our-museums/event-rentals-filming/event-types/weddings.