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Barbara & Jonathan’s Chabot Space and Science Center Wedding Photography

January 27, 2016

AChabot Space and Science Center Wedding Photography

Barbara & Jonathan’ Science Inspired Museum Wedding

I wanted something Old Hollywood/Art Deco for my wedding gown. The dress I found was not exactly on the nose but had a sleek, elegant look… Sheath in satin with lace back and sides.

As for our flowers, I just asked for a mixed fall seasonal in orange to complement the dark blue dresses.

The guys wore charcoal grey and bowties.

CI had a stargazer lily in my bouquet for my grandpa and the other florals were potted ferns… Simple, (cheap), and a nod to my fern tattoo.

Our ceremony was on The Chabot Space and Science observatory deck.

The deck gave a great panoramic view of the bay, and we wrote our own ceremony, which was non-religious.

Our reception was inside at Chabot Space and science.

Our first Dance song was “Do You Realize??” by Flaming Lips.

We had colonial donuts instead of cake and our toppers were raptors dressed like us.

I think all of the little non-traditional details we put into our wedding day really reflected us.

We didn’t do a lot of what you’re “supposed to do” and put as much of us into it as possible and it turned out great.

Most couples reserve their date in our calendars 12+ months prior to their wedding day.

Venue: Chabot Space and Science Center

Caterer: STRAW

Wedding Planner: Diana Dorsey with Simply Elegant Weddings & Events

Officiant: Janette Shutts

Bridal Gown: Janene’s Bridal

Suit: The Black Tux

Photography: Apollo Fotografie

Dessert: Colonial Donuts

DJ: Quantum Music

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Read the Letter from the Couple

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We met when I was in vet school in Davis – Jon’s best friend was my neighbor and in my program. We started dating long distance and each of us had been in many places for a few years – Davis, Santa Barbara, Miami, London. Then we moved in together in Oakland. He proposed on a trip to Ensenada, Mexico at a winery.

The ring is simple and exactly what I wanted – double band with a single small sapphire.

For the wedding, we just picked things we liked but didn’t have a specific theme. Since we were at the science museum, we just let the venue speak for itself. My bridesmaids dresses were “marine.” The flowers were mixed seasonals in an orange/fall color scheme.

I wanted something Old Hollywood/Art Deco. The dress I found was not exactly on the nose but was a sleek, elegent look. Sheath in satin with lace back and sides. The guys wore charcoal grey and bowties.

As for our flowers, I just asked for a mixed fall seasonal in orange to complement the dark blue dresses. I had a stargazer lily in my bouquet for my grandpa. The other florals were potted ferns… Simple, (cheap), and is a nod to my fern tattoo.

Our ceremony was on the Chabot Space and Science observatory deck. I always wanted to have my wedding in a museum and I have a science background so it made sense. The deck gave a great panoramic view of the bay. Our only decor were the potted ferns. We wrote our own ceremony, which was non-religious.

Our wedding party processional was “Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields
Bride – Sigur Ros – “Hoppipolla”
Recessional – “Friday I’m in Love” cover by Yo La Tengo

Our reception was inside at Chabot Space and science. It was on site and easy and guests could enjoy the exhibits – including telescope viewing. The guests LOVED the telescopes.

Our first Dance song was “Do You Realize??” by Flaming Lips.

We had colonial donuts instead of cake and our toppers were raptors dressed like us.

I think all of the little non-traditional details we put into our wedding day really reflected us. We didn’t do a lot of what you’re “supposed to do” with a wedding and put as much of us into it as possible and it turned out great.

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