Do you want to hear the cutest detail about these two lovebirds? They met long, long ago at an academic summer camp in high school. That is so straight out of an 80′s brat pack movie, it nearly killed our Sixteen Candles loving hearts and what better way to honor that chance meeting than with a science themed wedding? Oh the amazingness is hard to put into words with this gem so here’s the nitty gritty. It was photographed by the awesome duo behind Sarah Rhoads Photographers and planned to total perfection by Sweet Pea Events and what is about to unfold is a personality driven smorgasbord of unique details that has dazzled our socks right off. Honestly, we’re sock-less. Catch the full day of radness right here.
Now hows about we finish this party off with an ever so cool film of the day captured by Land Shark. Sound good?
From the bride… Travis and I have been together for over a decade and share a million interests; we also love a good theme party. We did a lot of waiting around for inspiration to strike but, with so many conflicting ideas,the hardest part was finding a way to focus on something useable and romantic. Since meeting at an academic summer camp in high school, what has always united us is our shared curiosity and love of learning. Our fantastic planner, Kelly Simants, recognized this and suggested our perfect theme — science! We immediately set about collecting mid-century science items from Etsy, eBay, vintage shops, bookstores, and our families. Rather than numbers, each table featured a different science, with guests using 35mm slides and a couple old slide projectors to find their seats. We also used balloons to transform the space into something a bit colorful and whimsical and unexpected.
We also incorporated other things we love in small ways. All of our ceremony music was from RPGs that we’ve played together. Our guestbook was a blank world map I created for guests to mark their hometown, favorite city, or where they’re dying to go, and to fuel our own travels. The boutonnieres were cut from an 1806 map of London and secured with clock faces–a little nod to Doctor Who. Our save the date was a short film; our invitations secretly held the story of our relationship; the giant lighted letters were a weekend project with our close friends. Wherever we could inject a little “us”, we did.
Ask your friends for help with style and execution. Assemble your dream team of vendors by surrounding yourself with talented people you like and trust–and have as much fun together as you possibly can. We decided we simply HAD to have a wedding because it was the one time we could gather our friends and family in one place, and we firmly believe that the people in our lives are fantastic and should be in each others’ lives. The most rewarding part of the weekend was watching all the new friendships roll in.
Wedding Photography: Sarah Rhoads Photographers / Wedding Cinematography: Land Shark / Flowers: Talented friends and the groom’s sister / Event Design: The bride and groom / Event Planning: Kelly Simants of Sweet Pea Events / Event Styling: Event Styling by Shawna Marie / Ceremony Location: eM the Venue / Reception Location: eM the Venue / Catering: eM the Venue / Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren / Invitations: Vynsie Law (with ferris wheels by the bride’s mother) / Other Paper Goods: The groom’s sister + the bride & groom / Guestbook Map: The bride / Shoes: Hey Lady / Dress: Pronovias / Bridesmaid Dresses: Traffic People / Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Thick as Thieves / Groomsmen Boutonnieres: Talented friends / Officiant’s Suit: Magnoli Clothiers / Hair: Jorge Abrego Jr. / Makeup: Emily Ward / Hairpiece: Twigs & Honey / Jewelry: Petra Domling / Music: DJ ModChap / Rentals: Period Charm Rentals / Balloons: Balloon City USA / Fair Day Dress: Dear Creatures / Fair Day Shoes: Chocolate Schubar / Fair Day Jewelry: We Dream in Colour