Romantic Night at the Museum

Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 3:35PM

By Tori Carta, MOAS Rental Manager, and Debra Eby of Debra Eby Photography Co.

With a beautifully coordinated effort from an incredible team in the local community and nearby areas, we created a watercolor wedding stylized photo shoot in August to showcase the wide array of unique spaces at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Every vendor donated their time, effort, items, and skills towards this pastel-inspired shoot, which together, was a lovely fusion of romance and drama. The photo shoot was most recently published in Every Last Detail in November, and we are so grateful they featured the Museum because we know it can be a perfect setting for so many brides. It really is all the soft and dreamy that we love set against studio lights and a timeless feel!

The Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach offers a modern-day bride the prestige of an artistic aesthetic, but one that embraces the beauty of an endless color palette to play with. It was important to us that we built a concept on the genius and talent of the artists in the Museum and that the florals, tablescape, and decor balanced the imaginative and creative art pieces showcased in the venue. A handful of very talented vendors in the bridal industry helped bring our vision to life, and it’s been an absolute pleasure working with them. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with not only this dream team, but other wedding professionals in the local community!


Debra Eby Photography Co. brought us all the beauty and drama we could have asked for plus more. She let each unique space inside the Museum dictate her photographs and highlighted every detail to perfection. The stunning images speak for themselves and simply whisk you away into the endless possibilities of having an elegant wedding at the Museum.   

Special Event Services, Inc displayed acrylic chairs that embody modern sophistication set against studio lights, allowing the environment of Root Hall to shine through. The white pipe and drape and subtle up lighting behind the sweetheart table brought a beautiful focal point to the stunning bride and groom.

Provided by Florida Wedding Supplies, blush and deep navy fabrics draped the tables and softened the look in Root Hall. Delicate beaded chargers and artistic votive holders added a simple romantic touch to the overall space.

Noted Paperie created delicate calligraphy table numbers and seating cards which were a whimsical, yet romantic way to welcome guests to their seats. They whisper of a night that will be filled with romance and truly embody the attention to detail so presently displayed in artwork around the Museum.  

Foxhound Floral absolutely wowed us with the florals. Gracing the table with bolder hues of rose, plum, honey yellows, crimson, whites, and greenery, the florals were art in their own right! The bride’s bouquet was nothing short of a wandering lush bold arrangement. The bouquet is bold, large, romantic, and serves a dual purpose as it finds its home on the sweetheart table giving it the attention it deserves.

The bride and groom models are a real married couple! That steamy chemistry you see is the real deal. The bride glides in a Wtoo Kennedy gown in prosecco color by Lola Grace Bridal. The all-over Estera sequin motifs on the sleek fitted silhouette sparkle under the studio lights, while the voluminous layers, airy ruffled skirting, and romantic chapel train allow her to float as if in the heavens. Our groom wears a Michael Kors Ultra Slim Sterling Wedding Suit by Jim's Formal Wear. They are a perfect fit for an elegant night of the arts, and it’s even better that Lola Grace Bridal is your one stop source for both looks!  

Amanda of Hopcraft & Co. completes the look with a modern fresh face and a sophisticated, yet soft, updo. Amanda’s experience in the industry is unparalleled and will deliver an absolute stunning and cohesive look for your perfect wedding day. Just look at that dash of deep rose for the perfect, kissable bridal lips!

Oh how we love our diamonds, let us count the ways! Tom Cook Jeweler stuns us with this 14 karat rose gold engagement ring containing one oval brilliant cut pink Morganite and forty six round brilliant cut diamonds. Add the 14 karat rose gold wedding band containing thirty two round brilliant cut diamonds, and it’s a timeless sparkle you will smile about every day! The groom’s complimenting Vitalium 14 karat rose gold and stainless-steel wedding band is simply a perfect match made in Heaven.

A walk around the Museum and you will find space after space that truly sets us apart from other wedding venues. If you want unique and beautiful all at the same time – we absolutely have you covered! The boardwalk along Tuscawilla Preserve is a perfect escape for beautiful outdoor photos which embodies everything Florida – a tropical paradise with sunshine beaming through palms. A portion has been closed due to Hurricane Irma, but a small walkway still exists to capture stunning photos.

A huge annex of the Museum includes the Root Family Museum and Train Station which boasts an antique bar and two preserved mid-century train cars. This wing is a fun place for one-of-a-kind photos and perfect for guest entertainment.

Let’s talk about that wedding cake. You know, the cake that looks like it popped right out of our museum artwork? When the talented Kristen of Bliss Pastry creates, a little magic always happens. Delicious and divine – is there anything else you need from a wedding cake?!

The invitation suite was the first piece of inspiration for the entire photo shoot and it is where those blushes and watercolor pastels set the tone for everything to follow. The invitation is always that sneak peek into a wedding day for guests. A wedding where romance waltzes her way into an unforgettable night at the Museum!

To book a walk through of our rental spaces, contact MOAS Rentals Manager, Tori Carta at or by calling 386-255-0285 ext. 348


Thank you to our wonderful team of vendors:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Debra Eby Photography Co. | Contact: 

GOWN & TUX: Lola Grace Bridal| Contact: 

CAKE: Bliss Pastry | Contact: 

RINGS: Tom Cook Jeweler | Contact: 

HAIR & MAKEUP: Hopcraft & Co. | Contact: 

FLORALS: Foxhound Floral | Contact: 

DECOR (DRAPES & CHIVARI CHAIRS): Special Events Services Inc. 

DECOR (PLATES, LINENS, CALLIGRAPHY): Florida Wedding Supplies | Contact: 


INVITATION: Alison Smalling | Contact: 

MODELS: Novy Talent Group | Tal Shlafman & Michelle Shlafman - Contact: 

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