This is what it looks like when you get married at a Natural History Museum, like Leslie and Emory just did. (All photos are courtesy of LA's Serene Images Photography.)


To see a couple more photos from this awesome, quintessentially offbeat wedding, keep reading…


Yes, this is them with their minister standing in the main hall with dinosaur bones.

The dinosaur motif was present on their wedding programs, which were little fortune tellers…

And also on their wedding invitations…
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Comments on Natural history museum wedding

  1. Oh my godness….TOO COOL.
    Amazing amazing amazing ideas guys. It looks so comfortable and personable. And I’ve always loved that dress.

    Congrates to both of you!

  2. DUDE! I’m so in love with their wedding. That is such an awesome idea!

  3. Yes! I have a dream involving my wedding at the Field Museum here in Chicago, sadly, them dinos are too expensive for my bones. But this is awesome awesome awesome to look at.

  4. God, so beautiful. My first choice venue is the Field Museum here in Chicago. This makes me determined to scrape together enough money to have it there! I still have well over a year and haven’t booked a venue yet…

  5. aw, my grandpa was a docent at that museum; it was one of my favorite places when i was a wee lass. such a lovely idea!

  6. This is Serena, I shot the wedding and it truly was awesome. These are just a few images up from my blog, but Leslie will be posting more soon. It was such a fun wedding to photograph. They played rockband instead of a first dance!

  7. the best part is the cake topper…(on the photographers blog)

    SOOOO cute….

  8. OMG! I love the LA Natural History Museum! I had no idea you could have weddings there!

  9. We wanted to do something like this but the licences weren’t valid for the actual museum parts…only the function rooms. 🙁 Sad,sad,sad times, especially when looking at how bloody awesome this is!

  10. OMFG. my wedding is Dino themed…so this is amazing. wowwwwww.

    i love ever bit of it! :]

  11. oh my freakin heck, i want to get married again. Hmmm, i wonder if i could talk my dear husband into doing a 10 year renew our vows thing???? 🙂

  12. I LOVE IT!!! I’m looking and searching and wishing for a wedding in a museum of some sort although I doubt our budget will allow. But this, this is too freakin cool!

  13. This is seriously my dream wedding. Wow. I am frequently cynical, but boy am I happy to live in a world where someone is awesome enough to put dinosaurs on their wedding invites. Love this!

  14. OH! I saw this one before! Matt Nolan uploaded some pictures to his flickr 😀

    I still think the bit with the lights and the dinosaur skeletons is amazing

  15. I think I’m kinda jealous of you! I’m a science teacher…I want a wedding at the Chicago Field Museum! Great idea and I’m glad you were able to do it! I’m still jealous, though! 🙂

  16. That is so creative and awesome, an event everyone who attended will remember for a long while.

  17. Yay Wai-Ching dress!!! And I love the invites! Particularly the little heart in the dino-ribcage. So cute.

  18. Love the invites with the hearts in the dino’s chests 🙂 awesome! And love the venue. Great wedding.

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