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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Speaking of science – at the conclusion of the ceremony, test tubes served as escort cards guiding guests to the African Mammal Hall.
Where they found molecular themed dinner tables decorated with DIY science textbook luminaries.
So many special components, combined in the perfect formula, setting off a chain reaction, culminating in a perfect night!
Photography by Ryan Williams, Rawtography