Science Wedding

A Life Science Themed Wedding

"Love in its purest form is biology" - Ron Currie Jr.  

This week we will rap up part two of our science-themed weddings.  As Chicago wedding planners, we have researched some spectacular ideas that give the nod to life science.  

I have always loved vintage botanical illustrations and these lush green invitations carry on this aesthetic.  Whimsical animal silhouettes also speak to our life sciences theme.   

Chicago Wedding Planner Life Science Themed Wedding Invitations
Vintage Illustration - Mentha Spicata   
Invitations - Bella Figura    
Botanical Invitations - Southland Fox   Featured:  Green Wedding Shoes


Once again, I have to flaunt my favorite city.  Chicago's captivating Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park and Garfield Park Conservatories,  Lincoln Park Zoo and amazing Field Museum are enough to cover all of your life science bases.  Of course, all of these attractions have multiple wedding spaces.  

Chicago Wedding Planner Life Science Themed Wedding Venues
Chicago Venue - Shedd Aquarium   |   Photo - WASIO Photography
Chicago Venue - Garfield Park Conservatory  | Photo - Victoria Sprung Photography
Chicago Venue - Field Museum  | Photo - Edward Fox Photography  
Chicago Venue - Lincoln Park Zoo  | Photo - Rick Aguilar Studios

These lovely looks for the bride exemplify the delicate lines and organic shapes found in nature.

Chicago Wedding Planner Life Science Themed Wedding Bridal Looks
Ring - Terrain
Bride's Dress -  Jenny Packham  | Photo - Thomas Concordia  | Featured - The Knot
Hairpiece - Ana Garcia Cherubina
Bouquet - Lee Forest  | Photo - Kristen Weaver
Earrings - Color Me Missy
Shoes - Sergio Rossi
Bridesmaid Dress - FashionJunkee

I can't get enough of these Paulo Succar shirts with whimsical prints of dinosaurs, beetles and scorpions.

Chicago Wedding Planner Life Science Themed Wedding Groom Looks
Shirt - Paulo Succar 
Ties - This Humble Abode / Formerly Ciuccio  |  Photo - Rikki Ward  |  Featured - Green Wedding Shoes  
Boutonnieres - Huckleberry Karen Designs  |  Photo - Meg Perotti  |  Featured - Green Wedding Shoes
Suit - Topman  |  Shirt - Paulo Succar 

Sunprints emphasize the beautiful organic shapes from various leaves while the incorporation of natural elements like slate, skeleton leaves and ferns make this theme complete.  

Chicago Wedding Planner Life Science Theme Wedding Decor and Details

Sunprint Bottles - Glithero

Florals -  Style Me Pretty

Tableware - M&M Special Events

Slate Succulents - Terrain

Skeleton Leafs - Save on Crafts

Sunprint Cake - Once Wed

Palm Arch -  Photo - Mad and In Love | Event Planning - Marweddings | Featured - Green Wedding Shoes

Sunprint DIY Napkins - Camp Makery

Botanical Cookies - Queen of Tarts Wafers

Chocolate Dinosaurs - The Frosted Petticoat

Table Numbers - Margaret Colbert Illustrations  | Photo - Yaritza Colon Photography

DIY Sunprint Placecards - Clary Pfeiffer  |  Once Wed

Dinosaur Models - Rhode Island Novelty

Cocktail - Maggie Francisco Event Design  |  Photo - Jennefer Wilson 

Aisle Florals - The Party Girl Events 

Reaching for the Stars with this Astronomy Themed Wedding

As Chicago wedding planners, Back-To-School season has been our latest wedding inspiration.  We breezed through math and next on our schedule is science.  Personally, I love science and was so overwhelmed with ideas that I simply couldn't cover it in one post.  This week, our focus is Astronomy!  

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” - Carl Sagan

This fantastic invitation set is perfect for creating a celestial ambiance. 

Chicago Wedding Planner Astronomy Theme Invites and signs
Invitation Set - Ladyfingers Letterpress
Sign - SpoonLily
Gold Star Decor - Paper Lantern Store
Fonts - June Letters Studio

Check out these astral looks for the bride and her bridesmaids.  

Chicago Wedding Planner Astronomy Theme Bridal Looks
Necklace Set - Jersey Maids
Bride's Dress - Oscar de la Renta
Side Braid - Amanda Seyfried, Photo: David Grabber
Clutch - Modcloth
Bouquet - Songs From The Garden
Midnight Blue Dress - Jason Wu, Spring 2013
Shoes - Mystical Scents Bridal
Hairpiece - Erica Elizabeth Designs

We also found some extraordinary attire for the groomsmen.  

Chicago Wedding Planner Astronomy Theme Groom's Attire
Cuff Links - Jersey Maids
Bow Ties - K.C Royal Impressions
Pocket Squares - Pillars of Creation
Socks - Scientifics Online
Bands -  Minter & Richter Designs 

I feel so lucky to live and work as a wedding coordinator in Chicago.  There are just so many amazing options for weddings - loft spaces, cultural centers, city parks, museums.  Anything you can imagine is available.  The Adler Planetarium is the perfect wedding venue for those who love astronomy.  

Chicago Wedding Planner Astronomy Theme Decor

Cocktail - Flourish Designs , Photo: Sarah Maren Photography , Featured: The Knot

Tablescape - Design: Miniature Rhino , DIY Feature: Design Sponge , Photo: Max Tielman

Table numbers - Featured:  Ruffled  , Photo: Lev Kuperman

Gold Ring Decor - Lazy Susan

Midnight and Gold Cake - Cake: Faye Cahill Cake Design , Photo: Kriea Arie Photography

Constellation Place Cards - Martha Stewart

Star Map Escort Map - "I Do" It Yourself 

Napkins - Anthropologie

Adler Planetarium - Adler Planetarium Venue Rental  

Bottom Left Adler - Photo: PJH Chicago    Event Decor:  Event Creative

Bottom Right Adler - Photo: Ramzi Dreessen