Big Fake Wedding 2015

We were proud to be the host venue for the 3rd annual Big Fake Wedding. We were in such good company including working with Puff n’ Stuff catering, Porch Therapy floral, Sweeter Than the Rest cakes, and White Rose Entertainment.

The Big Fake Wedding is an alternative bridal show that includes an emotional ceremony, a delicious dinner, and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action.

It was a beautiful day and each of the decorators were able to decorate a table on our outdoor Terrace. We loved all of the special themes that the decorators created by combining gold textures, embracing the stars and globes, and bringing in lush floral arrangements.

There were three great photographers that participated in this event including Earthmuse photography, Amanda Lenhardt photography, and Love Asha photography, whose photos we included in this blog post. You can see a list of all of the vendors listed here.

Until next time,
Danielle
Manager of Meetings and Events

Love Quotes for Our Wedding Couples

In the wedding industry, we all know that Pinterest can be a greatly inspiring (and terribly discouraging) resource for when brides and grooms decide to plan their wedding day. It’s a great way to find easy DIY crafts that could add a personal touch to a wedding, but Pinterest also houses photos of weddings that are not attainable by the average bride and groom planning their wedding. Thousands of dollars spent on floral alone aren’t at the top of everyone’s budget.

Among all of the overdone wedding photos are also meaningful quotes that will inspire you to keep your chin up, inspire your vows, or even inspire your officiant’s speech. Within all of the photos that could bring you down, there are inspirational quotes on love and marriage that will get you through any stress of wedding planning.

Here’s some of our favorite lovable quotes that are as gorgeous as their words.


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Until next time,
Danielle
Manager of Meetings and Events

5 Things Needed For a Great Event

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Even though all of our events all take place within one venue, Orlando Science Center, each one is unique from the other. We’ve compiled a list to make your event as special as ours!

  1. Event flow is crucial to making guests feel like there are experiencing new things without overwhelming them. With OSC in particular, we have as many as three different spaces on one level, so guests can enjoy cocktails in one, dinner in another, and dessert in the last. Guests will enjoy exploring different spaces, so with a solid flow and structure to the evening, guests can have a great time.
  2. Great food and delicious drinks never fail. It’s the one thing that every guest can participate in and enjoy. It’s also something guests will remember whether it is good or bad, so make sure you give them a good reason to remember the food and drinks!
  3. Atmosphere, whether this means a throwback playlist from your DJ for a night of dancing or a live band at a wedding, music sets the tone. DJs these days can accept nearly any request and cover bands can get crowds up on their feet.
  4. A thoughtful guest-list. Know your guests well enough to give them comfort. If your guests will wear heels, make sure there is plenty of seating for the end of the evening. If your guests are older, perhaps make sure an outdoor event space will not be too cold that evening. Even something as simple as offering plus-ones for guests who are more introverted could make guests more comfortable, in turn they’ll have more fun.
  5. Personal touches can be as simple as a personalized menu at an intimate dinner party, customized bookmarks for attendees that enjoy reading, or something humorous like a “hangover cure kit” given out at the end of a wedding. It’s the personal things that will be remembered by your guests.

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Until next time,
Danielle
Manager of Meetings and Events

Disney Details at OSC

Here at the Orlando Science Center we host on average 80 weddings a year! We encounter many  unique themes and wedding details that express what our couples love. Recently we have been noticing that some of our couples have been including many “Disney Details” into their wedding ceremonies and receptions. I work for “The Mouse” as well and these details do not go unnoticed by this Disney girl at heart! These Disney Details paired with the whimsy of our venue create a one of a kind wedding!

Elements from the movie UP! have been showcased in several of our weddings; some as subtle as the famous Grape Soda Button! One of our brides on April 27th placed hers in her bouquet as well as created one for each of her guests to take home as their favor.

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The story of UP! portrays a love between a couple and the adventure that is out there for them to explore together. Our bride and groom chose the classic Disney script for their dino sign that was placed in our T-Rex’s mouth for guests to encounter immediately when they walked into the reception area in Dino Digs, a location that screams adventure!

T-Rex Sign

The same couple created a card box resembling the mail box that Carl and Ellie make together in the movie. You can even see the Disney theme post cards that guests were able to write well wishes on and place in the mailbox.

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Escort cards can even showcase Disney and these couples definitely got creative. At another one of our weddings on April 21st, guests found their very own FastPass that took them to their corresponding table that was titled based off of the couple’s favorite Disney attractions,while another couple used the famous Disney script to direct their guests to their seats.

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Many of the elements we have seen showcase the couple’s favorite characters, such as this adorable cake topper with the groom wearing a storm trooper helmet and the bride sporting classic Mickey Ears. Groomsmen even donned their favorite Marvel characters to create a unique version of a boutonniere.

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Hidden Mickey’s were added on this bride and grooms cake, giving it a little hint of the Mouse. While the UP! inspired cake displays an iconic scene from the Pixar Movie.

Hidden Mickey

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Many of our couples are Central Florida locals and have grown up around Walt Disney World or have even worked there. Others enjoy the stories and what they embody and compare their own love stories to the beloved characters. Whatever the connection is with the theme parks, characters, or movies we love to see the details portrayed throughout our couples special day!

Over and Out,
Megan
Event Coordinator

Big City Caters The NotWedding

After a weekend of proms and formals we are excited to announce our newest vendor for The NotWedding! Big City Catering! Big City Catering has been to the Orlando Science Center numerous times for events. One of our favorite events Big City Catering was a part of was Bob’s 50th birthday. Here’s a video that showcases Big City Catering’s one of a kind work.

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The NotWedding is approaching fast – we are one month out! For those who don’t know what The NotWedding is, it’s a big fake wedding. The wedding guest are all brides to be! The event will start off with an emotional ceremony of a couple renewing their vows. Then the guests will go into a reception where they will get to enjoy a tasty dinner provided by Big City Catering. Following dinner they will get to dance the night away! A true experience of vendors in action. Mark your calendars now for May 14, 2014. Save this date not only to see Big City Catering in action, but taste their unforgettable food. Who knows maybe they will be your caterer for your big day! If you would like to attend this event, you can find out more information and tickets at TheNotWedding.com untitled Peace, love, and dinos,
Kayla
Event Coordinator