REAL BIJOU BRIDE – ALLIS’ ANIMAL THEMED WEDDING

Monday March 18 2013.

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Allis & David’s animal themed wedding is not so much ‘themed’ per se but rather took an amazing setting and embellished it.  Luckily Miha Matei Photography were on hand to capture some unique photos for the wedding album, like this cheeky one.

animal themed wedding couple

The all important venue was Los Angeles Natural History Museum, a sure fire way to wow your guests and educate them at the same time.

wedding at LA natural history museum

BRIDE

Allis turned to bridal designer Cocoe Voci to create this silky custom wedding gown which took inspiration from the 1930s.

cocoe voci wedding dress

Cocoe also created Allis’s birdcage veil headpiece,  you can read more about the designer here: http://thebijoubride.com/cocoe-voci/  In keeping with Allis’s wish to keep the day quirky she also wore furry cuffs and a faux fur arctic fox stole.

cocoe voci bride

White bridal shoes were out, animal print was the order of the day.

animal print bridal shoes

GROOM

David also wanted his attire to have a vintage vibe so wore a custom three piece tweed suit, complete with pocket watch and tie pin.

groom animal themed wedding

I love the use of moss with the autumnal leaves for the boutonnieres, designed by those clever florists Primary Petals.

groom green tie

The Natural History Museum is full of fun props which made those group shots all the more interesting.

wedding natural history museum

DETAILS

The exhibits at the museum provided an incredibly unique backdrop for the wedding breakfast which Primary Petals flourished with rustic arrangements sat atop tree trunks.

animal themed wedding

Gold was the main colour accent seen on chairs, cutlery and animal figurine centrepieces.  Animal loving Allis and David made the majority of the decor accents from these gold painted figurines to the tree trunk stands.

animal themed wedding decor

animal themed wedding table

Rather than a traditional wedding cake, Allis and David opted for animal cake pops that were baked by the groom’s sister.

animal themed wedding dessert table

Congratulations to this fun loving and talented pair who created a truly unique celebration of their love that was clearly enjoyed by all.

bride and groom animal theme wedding

natural history museum wedding

CREDITS

Photography by Miha Matei Photography:  http://weddings.mihamatei.com/

Planning by Hustle & Bustle: www.hustleandbustleevents.com/

Venue The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: www.nhm.org

Wedding Dress & Headpiece by Cocoe Voci: http://cocoevoci.com/

Flowers by Primary Petals: http://primarypetals.carbonmade.com/

Bride’s Shoes from Ivanka Trump: www.ivankatrump.com/

Groom Custom Suit from Bookster Tweed: www.bookster.co.uk/