Bright and fun, this styled shoot has all of the trappings for a science inspired wedding! And what better spot for a class in wedding-ology than the Carnegie Science Center! This North Shore staple features multiple non-traditional event spaces and this shoot shows them off beautifully. Starting with the Buhl Planetarium, a ceremony under a starry night sky was staged, complete with a robot officiant. GreenSinner was inspired by the science fiction genre and brought in a forest of lush greenery and towering trees. The same theme was carried into the Works Theater, where even more science-y particles came to life. Wine glasses featuring organic chemistry compositions, vintage space travel posters, chemistry lab glassware serving as centerpieces, and a rainbow of lighting by EF Lighting all added to the vibe. The Carnegie Science Center even added a hands-on demonstration of liquid nitrogen with flash frozen root beer floats and an ice cream sundae bar. You don’t need to be a science geek to get married at the Science Center. But if you are, there’s no better place to do it, and these images from Weddings by Alisa are proof!
From the designer…
The Carnegie Science Center has so many non-traditional spaces that people don’t know about! Our Buhl Planetarium is a great way to have an outdoor ceremony without the risk of rain. You can create any location in the Buhl with our projection system – a canopy of stars that are aligned to mimic the night sky where you met; you can get married on another planet; the possibilities are limitless. We took the theme of bringing the outdoors inside and went with it.
The planetarium was transformed into a forest with a lush landscape and towering trees. GreenSinner created this ingenious, science-fiction type setting, complete with Quasi, the robot, as the officiant. We carried that science fiction motif into the reception space by adding a palette inspired by vintage space travel posters.
I’ve always loved our Works Theater and it has so much potential for a cocktail style reception. Whereas the planetarium is a blank slate, the Works has a definite style. We wanted to complement the vintage, industrial undertones there. The botanical choices and containers combined with the lighting elements to create the sense of an overgrown lab full of wild and weird colors, textures, and silhouettes. It’s also a really fun space, so we brought in our favorite science demonstrations and just played. You can see the sheer delight on CJ and Jon’s faces as they play with the Boo Bubbles and liquid nitrogen creations.
Designer: Tamra Birchfield, Director of Special Events at the Carnegie Science Center | Food: Culinaire Catering | Floral Design: GreenSinner | Lighting: EF Lighting | Photography: Weddings by Alisa | Shoot Location: Carnegie Science Center | Rentals: Eventioneers | Wine Glasses: Sorcery Science
Designer: Tamra Birchfield, Director of Special Events at the Carnegie Science Center | Floral Design: GreenSinner | Lighting: EF Lighting | Photography: Weddings by Alisa | Shoot Location: Carnegie Science Center | Rentals: Eventioneers