December 20, 2021

A Halloween Wedding at the Orlando Science Center


A Spooktacular Wedding at the Orlando Science Center

We had so much fun being part of Erika and Dustin’s October 31, 2021, Halloween wedding at the Orlando Science Center. It was a spooktacular event, set among the celestial bodies of the Planet Room and the towering bones of dinosaurs.

The ceremony took place in the Planet Room.  The 75 guests took to their seats and the music Imperial March, and Mad World ushered in the wedding party. The bride and groom exchanged vows under a picturesque full moon, with an exit to an instrumental This is Halloween. 

BOOsey Custom Cocktails in the Dino Room

It’s not every day that you celebrate your wedding on your favorite holiday. In keeping with the theme for this Halloween wedding, 18 lights in an array of purple from Soundwave’s lighting team illuminated the reception space. In keeping with the unique atmosphere of the event, Soundwave Owner, DJ Les played a custom-curated Halloween playlist for the bride and groom.

Ghouls Gather for This Halloween Wedding

As the reception began, DJ Les announced the wedding party to Ghostbusters by Ray Park Junior. The newlyweds entered the room and enjoyed a first dance to Into My Arms by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. After a heartfelt welcome message from the parents of the bride, DJ Les played more handpicked Halloween favorites during the plated dinner. Purple velvet dressed the couple’s sweetheart table. Matching purple wall uplighting added to the themed event. The wedding party surprised everyone with a rendition of Beetlejuice, performed by the bride and groom with the help of the entire bridal party and a few guests.

I Put a Spell on You

The black and metallic cake – perfect for a Halloween wedding – shimmered under Soundwave’s cake pinspot. Erika and Dustin cut their cake to I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. And finally, it was time for everyone to hit the dance floor! The lights dimmed and the energy amped up as guests were encouraged to hit the dance floor to all of their favorite songs. Guests were able to request songs, and a mix of fun favorites kept the party going well into the night. Late snacks were served before the final dance to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Cake Pinspot
18 Wall Uplights in Variety of Purple Hues

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Les Kopasz

Venue: Orlando Science Center
Coordinator: Simply Enchanted Events
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Photo: Wedding Sidekicks
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff
Video: Petit Four Films
Florist: Lee Forrest Designs

Processional: Mad World, Vitamin String Quartet
Bride Entrance: As the World Falls Down, Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional: This Is Halloween, Vitamin String Quartet

Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Junior
First Dance: Into My Arms, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Cake Cutting: I Put a Spell On You, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Last Dance: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen