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Elope at the Eclipse


Monday, Aug. 21, marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... a total solar eclipse, and, for one lucky couple, a FREE elopement ceremony at Adventure Science Center!

Before the total solar eclipse sweeps across the country and the Music City Solar Eclipse Viewing Party is underway, Dan & Katie will tie the knot in Galactic Gardens with their family there to enjoy an incredibly special ceremony.

To make the day even more special, Adventure Science Center is providing the following services: a local event planner, Events by Goldman; a local hair and makeup artist, Shani G Makeup Artistry; a local photographer, Mandy Liz Photography; locally-sourced floral arrangements from Amelia's Flower Truck; a local musician for the ceremony, Entertain TN; a catered brunch for the couple from local caterer Chef's Market; and lunch for the whole family from Steaming Goat Food Truck.

Plus, the winning couple will have access to all of our exhibits and festival activities, tickets to see ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed in the Sudekum Planetarium, a chance to have their first dance on the main stage during the headlining performance, and access to a special VIP eclipse viewing area on our roof!


When did you know he/she was the one?
Katie's (my) birthday last year. Dan got me a comic book, which was the best and most meaningful gift I received!

Why did you decide to get married on August 21?
We decided to get married on the eclipse because we wanted our wedding to be very memorable. We also share a mutual love of science and space and thought it would be the perfect moment.

How did you find out about the "Elope at the Eclipse" contest?
Dan looked on the Science Center website just to see if you were doing any weddings that day, since we already planned to watch the eclipse there and go to the festival. Our first venue had fallen through, so this was the perfect opportunity for us.

What's your favorite thing about your fiancé?
Katie is sweet and thoughtful and she makes me feel loved. Dan is funny and intelligent and takes such good care of me.

Any other thoughts you want to share?
We're so glad that fate seemed to bring us together through our crazy life adventures. We're also so very thankful for this amazing opportunity from the Adventure Science Center and we want to thank them and all of our family and friends who helped us win the wedding of a lifetime.

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