What really strikes me about this gorgeous wedding shot by Annie McElwain Photography is that it not only happens to be at one of our favorite types of indoor venues, but it also made us jealous of the guests who attended and were pampered with a French press coffee bar for guests to take home as favors. Since the wedding was at the Museum of Natural History, kids were taken to the Discovery Center to play at their learning stations during the reception. Not to mention, of course, Jessica’s stunning one shoulder lace wedding gown by Ulla-Maija Couture.


Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles
Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles
Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles
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Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles
Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles

Natural History Museum wedding in Los Angeles

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Jessica and Adam got married at the LA Natural History museum, which is a fun, quirky venue, not unlike Jessica and Adam themselves. They had a touching ceremony where they wrote a list of expectations and promises for each other instead of traditional vows. Adam and Jessica are both in the architectural field and they created a map of the museum as well as a seating chart that looked like professional blueprints so their guests would know where to go. They had the Paella Project cater with family-style paella. Since they love coffee, they provided French presses full of coffee to their guests as the party went late into the night with the most rambunctious hora I’ve ever witnessed! They took care of the children at their wedding by providing the Discovery center with learning stations for the kids to play in during the reception, so the parents could enjoy themselves downstairs.

Wedding Venue and Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles / Photographer: Annie McElwain Photography / Event Coordinator (day of): Angelica Weihs Events / Makeup: Rebecca White of Rock Paper Salon / Wedding Chuppah: DIY / Hair: Amy Hu of Rock Paper Salon / Caterer: The Paella Project / Florist: La Vie en Rose Eco Friendly Floral Design / Officiant: Friends of the Bride and Groom / Ceremony Musician: Bulgarian Music Ensemble / Band: The Haberdashery Ensemble DJ: George Jensen and Christina Gubala of Complicated Dance Steps / Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija Couture / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label / Groom’s shoes: A. Testoni / Groom’s Socks: Comme des Garcon / Stationery: DIY

5 comments
  • I love events at museums! They are so warm, interactive, and a great way to support your community. Such a beautiful wedding.

  • her gown is absolutely stunning!

  • Luci

    what a beautiful, unique wedding! I love her hairpiece – is it made from fresh flowers?

  • …truly the most amazing dress I’ve ever seen!
    And I love all of the mismatched chairs…stunning photography…everything was so perfect.

  • Beautiful photos! The bride’s dress is absolutely stunning!