A Girl, A Guy and a Unity Volcano (Yep, you heard right!)

Sepia OBP

So in case you hadn’t heard, 2013 marks the museum’s 100th birthday and the opening of our beautiful Otis Booth Pavilion. So when Shannon and Aaron decided to hold their ceremony in the pavilion, we couldn’t have been more thrilled!

Ceremomy color

The top level of the pavilion can hold up to 160 guests for a ceremony. The wedding party made their entrance across the bridge from the garden. The ceremony held lots of personal touches including a 8ft tall enclosure for their unity volcano!

Volcano

The couple made good use of the museum for their photos. After all, what’s a wedding with out a trip to the Dino Lab…

Dino Lab

… or the Ralph M Parsons Discovery Center…

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… or the marsh!

Marsh

And after all that waking, the bride needed a rest and we got a chance to see the sparkly T-Rex heels!

Heels

Yes, potential brides, I said sparkly t-Rex heels!

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After the ceremony and cocktails guests headed into the Mr and Mrs Samuel Oschin  and Family Hall of African Mammals for an amazing dinner prepared by the folks at Contemporary Catering. Station were set up and included some tasty treats such as a grilled cheese station and Pho.

outsideAMH

The bride and groom were seated in front of the Lowland Gorilla and the best man kept his composure while giving his speech under the watchful eye of an Okapi!

best man

Centerpiece flowers supported chalkboard signs showing the chemical compounds of some of the couple’s favorite things.

centerpiece

A beautiful dessert and coffee station invited the guests for some tasty treats after dinner!

cake cutting

And, of course, the dinosaur theme continued throughout the evening!

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A big thank you to Laura, Megan and everyone at Rebel Belle Weddings who pulled this event together.  Seriously, these folks are amazing and I encourage you to head over to http://rebelbelleweddings.com/ and take a look at their work. Thanks again for another unique and super-fun wedding Laura!

The amazing food came from Nathaniel and Co. over at Contemporary Catering. It’s always a pleasure to work with these folks. They can be reached at 310-558-8190 or http://www.contemporarycatering.com.

Twig and Twine arranged the gorgeous floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception ad DJ Pasha was amazing as always, keeping the music going throughout the evening. they can be found at http://www.twigandtwinedesign.com and http://djpasha-ent.com/#/home respectively.

And a huge thank you to Ryan Williams for these AMAZING photos! Please head over to his website at http://www.rawtography.com/ and take a look at his work, you will be blown away!

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And a huge thank you to Shannon and Aaron for choosing to spend your special day with us! I love that “unity volcano” and “sparkly T-Rex heels” are now common phrases around here!

Thinking about having your next event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles? Give us a call at 213-763-3221 or send us an email at specialevents@nhm.org and see how we can help make your next event a memorable one!

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