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November 13, 2021

NC Science Museum Wedding

NC Science Museum Wedding portraits

Museum Wedding in downtown Raleigh, NC

It was back to back museum wedding weekends for us in the last weekend of October/first weekend of November. We had Rachael & Andrea on Halloween at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, and then 6 days later, Sarah & Adam here got married at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Happy 1 week anniversary to them with these images 😀 Most of our couples are perfect couples, but Sarah & Adam were so clearly made for one another. They are the type of couple who can have whole conversations just by exchanging a couple of looks. And what a great venue for these smarties. A mountain lion watched over their ceremony, and they danced among dinosaurs. AMAZING.

Here’s this museum wedding team:

Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Coordinator: Ashley with Something Fabulous Weddings
Officiant: Laney Margolis
Ceremony Musicians: Duo Licht
DJ: Spin NC – Ryan
Florals: Fallon’s Flowers
Catering: Rocky Top Catering
Cake: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery
Rentals: CE
Hair & Makeup: Shannon Hernandez & Karen Frye (through the Makeup Addict)
Wedding Party Attire: Jos A Bank & Azazie
Sarah’s Dress: Cocomelody

Are you ready for some previews now?

Let’s start by sharing that Sarah wore Birkenstocks (despite the fact that it was a tad chilly. A girl deserves to wear her favorite shoes on her wedding day though!

Floral wedding invitations and a bride who wore birkenstocks!

Before the Birkenstocks went on though, she could be seen getting ready in these delightful dinosaur slippers.

When you get married at a museum with dinosaurs, it makes sense to wear dinosaur slippers while you get ready Getting ready and first look at Sheraton in downtown Raleigh Getting ready and first look at Sheraton in downtown Raleigh

Sarah & Adam shared their first look at the Sheraton in downtown Raleigh where they were getting ready, and their expressions said it all!

Getting ready and first look at Sheraton in downtown Raleigh Getting ready and first look at Sheraton in downtown Raleigh NC Science Museum Wedding portraits NC Science Museum Wedding portraits

Then the wedding party went on an adventure through downtown to get to Nash Square Park. Most chose to walk, but the brave few commandeered the ubiquitous downtown scooters (which made the wind chill even more intense).

this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos

Adam is ready for the scooter olympics.

this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos

Snuggling together for warmth!! And laughing to get the heart rate up.

this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos

Being a Fearless Photographer means saying “now ride the scooters right at me”

this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos

Define *too much* fun during wedding party portraits.

this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos this wedding party walked (and scootered) all around downtown Raleigh for gorgeous wedding photos

Then another brisk walk to the Capitol grounds for family portraits!

And finally, into the Museum. This pretty kitty was security for the ceremony location.

NC Science Museum wedding ceremony NC Science Museum wedding ceremony

Love to spot a tear and a smile in the same frame!

NC Science Museum wedding ceremony NC Science Museum wedding ceremony

Absolutely adore this shot John got of Sarah making 100% sure Adam’s ring got on safely.

NC Science Museum wedding ceremony NC Science Museum wedding ceremony

After the ceremony, these two and I ran around the museum for more portraits. I really liked this “aquarium” setting.

Museum wedding photos in an aquarium section Museum wedding photos in an aquarium section

And of course the T-Rex skull.

NC Science Museum Wedding portraits

More dinos were hanging out at the dinner tables getting ready for the museum wedding reception.

Dinosaur themed wedding reception details Dinosaur themed wedding reception details

Look at this swagger coming into their party!

NC Science Museum wedding reception Hilarious best man toast

Full on toasts, it’s time for cake. Look at Sarah & Adam’s dogs turned into cake toppers!!!

NC Science Museum wedding reception details with dog cake toppers NC Science Museum wedding reception details with dog cake toppers NC Science Museum wedding reception details with dog cake toppers

Their first dance was stalked by a couple dinosaurs.

this first dance at a Science museum wedding had the couple dancing surrounded by dinosaurs this first dance at a Science museum wedding had the couple dancing surrounded by dinosaurs

And recorded by some munchkins!

Science Museum wedding reception means there are dinosaurs on the dance floor

I loved that the flower girls were the first to join the couple on the dance floor.

Science Museum wedding reception means there are dinosaurs on the dance floor Science Museum wedding reception means there are dinosaurs on the dance floor Science Museum wedding reception means there are dinosaurs on the dance floor

We braved the cold once more at the end of the night for a long exposure night shot with the globe. It started drizzling a little, but I think that makes this image even dreamier.

Late night slow shutter wedding portrait in downtown Raleigh

Congrats!! So excited to have gotten to celebrate with you!

 


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

Want to know more? Check out more of our images or learn more about our nerdy selves or just send us a note! Can’t wait to hear from you.

 

  1. Jody says:

    Great pictures so far ! Can’t wait to see more. You guys where great .

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