Scientists are an underrepresented group, in my opinion. They provide the most up to date advances in technology, medicine, environmental sciences, and other fields. Our quality of life would not be the same without them. That being said, I was moved to create an inspiration board with subtle science influences, without being too over the top. I wanted the mood to be modern and crisp, but not stuffy. The look is softened with lots of fresh flowers and floaty fabrics. I have titled it “The Chemistry of Love.”
No matter what scientific field a couple may work in, there are many ways to incorporate their passion into their wedding celebration. For example, a wedding could be held at a museum of science or natural history. The building pictured in the board is the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum in Akron, Ohio. This awesome venue is located in downtown Akron, right alongside the campus of the University of Akron, which is known world wide for its program of Polymer Science. The wedding ring is engraved with binary numbers, ones and zeros. This would be especially meaningful for those couples marrying in 2010 or 2011. The cufflinks for the groom and the male members of the wedding party, if you look closely, are made from computer keyboard keys. And, yes, the groom is wearing a lab coat! However, you can keep the look more traditional by having the gentlemen wear white or ivory dinner jackets with black bow ties. Centerpieces and individual buds of flowers can be placed in test tubes and beakers, which can also be grouped together for a unique look. I have also seen pictures of “curtain walls” of flowers hung in test tubes on individual ropes of crystals or invisible threads. Standing alone, or with fabric and lighting behind them, the overall effect is stunning.
Stationery is another element of the wedding celebrations that can incorporate a couple’s passions. Your guest book can be sheets on a clip board, complete with statistics. You could place a microscope next to it with slides of your engagement pictures for your guests to enjoy. What a conversation starter that would be! The “save the dates” and invitations can reflect official scientific documents that include graphs, charts, anything you can think of. You could send your invites in test tubes, and give out imprinted slide rules or calculators for favors. Don’t forget to add little bundles of # 2 pencils with your names and wedding date. The options are endless!
These are just some ideas off the top of my head. I hope you will share some of your own creative ideas as well. Enjoy!