Shannon & Aaron’s Science Themed Natural History Museum Wedding

Animal Mask Wedding Photo Fun – Rebel Belle Weddings

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! 2013 was a wild ride for the Rebel Belle team and we took part in more adventures that we can keep up with! So for our final post of the year, we’re crazy-excited to tell you about Shannon & Aaron and the blast we had with them at the Natural History Museum last fall.

Shannon is the kind of bride who can pair a killer vintage engagement ring with an even-more lethal pair of glitzy T-Rex heels!

Gorgeous Vintage Wedding Ring: Rebel Belle Weddings


Gilttery T-Rex Dinosaur High Heeled Wedding Shoes: Rebel Belle Weddings

Seriously! Take a closer look. There is a fabulous, glittery T-Rex on each of her heels! Totally DIY! Shannon made those shoes and we bow down to her for even thinking of it!

Close Up Glitter T-Rex Shoes: Rebel Belle Weddings

Aaron is the kind of groom who can rock a dino tie and make sure each of his groomsmen are sporting custom nerd-themed cuff links.

Dinosaur Neck Tie: Rebel Belle Weddings

Spot the TARDIS! Geek Themed Groomsman Cuff Links: Rebel Belle Weddings

Star Wars Boba Fett Groomsman Cuff Links: Rebel Belle Weddings

When these two told us of their plans to get married in the Natural History Museum’s newest space, the Otis Pavilion, we just knew it would be a blast!

Natural History Museum Otis Pavilion At Night: Rebel Belle Weddings

They started their wedding planning by having themselves Dino-fied and then used their little prehistoric likenesses on all their printed materials from invites to programs.

Personalized Dinosaur Wedding Caricatures: Rebel Belle Weddings

Their ceremony space is rather tough to describe in words. It’s just pretty darn incredible, with a large spanning bridge that served as the ceremony aisle and 360˚ panoramic views.

Los Angeles Natural History Museum Otis Pavilion Bridge: Rebel Belle Weddings

LA Natural History Museum Otis Pavilion Wedding Ceremony: Rebel Belle Weddings

One of our biggest challenges with Shannon and Aaron’s wedding was the “Unity Volcano,” a concept that started as an awesome themed alternative to the traditional unity candle, and grew into a 10 foot tall science experiment! There was quite a bit of troubleshooting time put in on this bad boy, but Aaron and his brothers engineered a fully self-contained volcanic wedding display that was the highlight of the ceremony.

How To Install A Ten Foot Tall Unity Volcano: Rebel Belle Weddings

Wedding Ceremony Unity Volcano: Rebel Belle Weddings

Mentos + Diet Fanta = Unity Volcano!: Rebel Belle Weddings

Speaking of science – at the conclusion of the ceremony, test tubes served as escort cards guiding guests to the African Mammal Hall.

Science Themed Test Tube Wedding Escort Cards: Rebel Belle Weddings

Natural History Museum African Mammal Hall Wedding Reception: Rebel Belle Weddings

Where they found molecular themed dinner tables decorated with DIY science textbook luminaries.

Molecular Themed Wedding Reception Table Names: Rebel Belle Weddings

Science Textbook Table Luminaries: Rebel Belle Weddings

So many special components, combined in the perfect formula, setting off a chain reaction, culminating in a perfect night!

Shannon & Aaron’s Geeky Dino Science Wedding: Rebel Belle Weddings

 Photography by Ryan Williams, Rawtography