Is there anything cooler than having a penguin as a guest at your wedding? I’m so in love with today’s fun aviary wedding from Carolyn Scott Photography! Not only is the venue amazing (what fun for your guests!) but this couple chose a Beatles theme as well. The DIY record centerpieces are perfect and a great idea for a music loving couple.

The idea to have our wedding at the National Aviary spawned after Bridgett photographed another couple’s wedding at that location and fell in love with the venue. The outdoor rose garden ceremony and tented reception patio coupled with the beautiful birds on display created a welcoming, romantic environment that perfectly suited our vision.

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

bridesmaid fun | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

floral print bridesmaids | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

purple and gray groomsmen | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

first look | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

We wrote a custom ceremony complete with personalized vows and even had our very good friend Christian officiate. We chose The Beatles as our inspiration: select songs highlighted various events, reception tables were decorated with custom Beatles’ song centerpieces made out of old 45′s, and our first dance was to “Something”, one of the group’s most famous love songs.

ourdoor ceremony | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Because of Bridgett’s experience with photography and Michael’s experience with music, these elements were naturally most imperative during our planning. Choosing Carolyn Scott Photography was a no-brainer. Carolyn and Geoff’s work is incredible and continues to inspire Bridgett. We were also passionate about hiring DJ Sean Nice, who truly kept the dance floor rockin’ the entire night with a beat-matched mix of classic and modern tunes.

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles record centerpieces | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding with a penguin as a guest! | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed drinks | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

rustic cake | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Our favorite parts of the day were the photo session, toasts, our first dance, and letting loose on the dance floor at the end of the night!

Beatles themed aviary wedding | Carolyn Scott Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Carolyn Scott Photography | Venue | National Aviary | Cake | Oakmont Bakery | Caterer | Atria’s | Flowers | Summer Blossoms by Nancy Orr | Hair & Makeup | ROOTS Hair and Nail Salon | Videography | Fineline Weddings | DJ | Sean Nice

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  1. Jessica {Storyboard Wedding}
    December 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    So fun and playful! The record centerpieces are great and how cute is the lil penguin! Well done Carolyn Scott Photography <3!
  2. Veronica Varos
    December 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Seriously AWESOME wedding. They are so adorable!
  3. Plum Pretty Sugar
    December 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    To adore! Such a fun and beautiful day of celebration!

    xo

    www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com
  4. Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third}
    December 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Gorgeous wedding!!! Love the 45's on the tables. Amazing pictures!!