Congratulations Earth and April!

On Sunday September 26, Earth and April held the first wedding reception in the newly restored Rotunda!

The ceremony was held in the grand foyer and guests sipped on mint iced tea and hibiscus lemonade as they took their seats around the dueling dinos. The wedding party entered through the African Mammal Hall directly towards the guests for a very dramatic entrance.

After the ceremony, everyone headed over to the Rotunda to celebrate the occasion! Instead of a traditional sit down dinner, the couple opted for heavy appetizers both passed and  buffet style. White leather couches and ottomans were spread out in between the marble columns giving guests a chance to sit and chat. In addition, extra seated and standing cocktail tables were spread throughout the room, including some placed on the mezzanine level. The happy couple also took full advantage of our beautiful portico on the east entrance! As you can see it makes a beautiful backdrop for photos, and there is room on the stairs to fit the whole family!

All of the amazing photos you see here were shot by Jen O’Sullivan and her team. To see more of her work, please visit

In addition, the mouth-watering food was prepared and served by John Kinderman and his team at About Thyme Catering (, the gorgeous lounge furniture and lines were from Town and Country Rentals (, the flowers were from The Hidden Garden (, the entertainment was provided by Barry Lamster ( and Arielle Haze, the “LA Wedding Woman” ( officiated the service. The mouth-watering cake was constructed by Kimberly Bailey from the Butter End Cakery ( and will be featured on an upcoming episode of TLC’ Fabulous Cakes. We will post the air date as soon as we know it!

So a big thank you to April, Earth and all their friends and family who came out to celebrate! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding and we wish you health and happiness and always remember,

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” 😉


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