Friday, July 23, 2010

Science center weddings

Jessica Zabala and John Smith are getting married tomorrow and have been on pins and needles for the past couple of weeks - and not just because they have cold feet, but because they have an uninvited guest. They booked the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural History for their wedding last year, before Lois, the corpse flower upstairs, was predicted to unleash its odiferous bloom at this very time. Blooming is a rare occurrence for the Titan arum, which may do so only once in 15 years. Says the bride, "Lois is our biggest wedding crasher we have to worry about. We were thinking about clothespins for everyone’s nose."

After hearing this story on the news, I wondered about weddings in science centers and found that lots of museums and aquariums (5th image) rent their facilities for weddings and other events. Megan and Phil (1st image) tied the knot at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Jason and Celeste (2nd image) got married at the Orlando Science Center. Carrie and Mark (3rd image) said their vows at the Louisville Science Center. Sarah and Arjay (4th image) walked down the (rather circular) aisle at the Rochester Planetarium.

Jessica and John are hoping the butterfly garden is well-ventilated. Lois bloomed this morning!

1 comment:

  1. The third picture in front of the Louisville Science Center was captured by Nina Greipel Photography


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