What better venue for two self-proclaimed “big nerds” than a museum of natural history? Jade + Matthew Take Pictures captured the wedding day of Jackie and Jon, who filled their day with bright and colorful decor (need we point out the amazing floral design by Artistic Flowers?) to complement the museum’s own architecture. Don’t miss a single second of this one!

Dinosaur Inspired Wedding at Fernbank Museum - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

From the bride, Jackie: Jon and I both have a lot of family, so we knew from the start we would be having a large wedding. With that in mind, we wanted a setting that would be large enough to suit all our guests and still have a lot of personality. We looked at a number of hotel ballrooms that all looked supremely bland, so the architecture of the museum was refreshing… Oh, and we are both big nerds (Jon just got his PhD in Computer Science and I am a major pop culture and science fiction fan) and we love dinosaurs, so that helped. =)

bright wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

wedding day card - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

wedding dress - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

wedding shoes - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

Flower recipe: Roses, eucalyptus, peony, and delphinium to name a few in the table arrangements.

wedding portrait - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

groom and groomsmen - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

Jewish wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

ceremony kiss - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

You will notice from the photos that we wanted a lot of bright, beautiful summer flowers — especially because I had originally hoped for an outdoor wedding, which ended up being impractical in Atlanta in July. The colors were actually picked to match the watercolor image on our invitations. Jon and I were living in New York while the wedding was being planned so Wayne, our wedding planner, designer and florist, chose all the color combinations and planned all the table layouts, including the glassware, tablecloths, chairs and a variety of other things I never would have thought of on my own.

seating chart - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

tall candle centerpieces - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

tablescape - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Our strongest advice is to look at a lot of photos for ideas and go into any conversation prepared with your own opinions. Pinterest helped us find a lot of creative direction for small details. Definitely don’t be afraid to listen to others’ ideas for creative direction, but if you find something you love, stick to it!

wedding flowers - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

table setting - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

colorful floral centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

dinosaur museum wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

wedding cake with dinosaur topper - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

wedding getaway - http://ruffledblog.com/dinosaur-inspired-wedding-at-fernbank-museum

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: Handel’s Royal Fireworks; Vivaldi’s Allegro in D from Concerto for Two Trumpets; Handel’s Hornpipe from Water Music
Bride’s Processional: “Te Diem,” Charpentier
We had no real recessional music because we recessed to the sound of everyone ringing dozens of unique antique bells my mom had painstakingly sought out one by one over the past year from antique markets and junk fairs and put under every seat as a surprise. Very fun play on Jon’s last name. :)
First Dance: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jade + Matthew Take Pictures

Event and Floral Design

Wayne English of Artistic Flowers

Day-Of Coordination

Three Little Birds Weddings

Venue

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Wedding Dress

Anne Barge

Bridal Store

Buckhead Bridals by Guffey’s

Hair

Ginger Rowland with Van Michael Midtown

Makeup

Pamela Pimpleton

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's and Groomsmen Suit

J.Crew

Catering

Bold American Catering

Wedding Cake

Frosted Pumpkin

Cake Topper

TheSassShoppe

Wedding Band

OnLive

Wedding Invitations

Susie Stern

Calligraphy

Ann Elser

Transportation

Atlanta Vintage Rides

2 comments
  • isabel

    Talk about unique! Wow, getting married at a dinosaur museum is wondeful!

  • isabel

    I really like the pictures, especially the ones of the bride and groom standing in front of a white backdrop. The arrangements are stunning!