Ladies and gents, this is a wedding you’ll want to set aside some serious time to devour. Because tucked in this gorgeous gallery from Shaun Menary are far too many sweet (and steal-worthy) details to soak up in one sitting. Planned to perfection by Events & Experiences, every touch is filled with personality and love, making this gallery simply beyond.
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From Shaun Menary Photography
…Jennifer and Gardy Garcia’s wedding was a breath of fresh air; they did something personal and beautifully reflective of their personal style and beliefs. Jennifer’s parents are the Senior Pastors and founders of Abundant Life Christian Center in LaMarque, TX, so the ceremony location was a given. The couple opened the ceremony to their entire congregation, or extended family, as far as the Garcias are concerned. They then hosted a reception in the church’s lobby, where guests enjoyed cake (the CUTEST cakes!) and a plethora of other goodies. For their formal reception, the couple’s family and close friends enjoyed a waterfront dinner at Olympia Grill in Galveston. Floor to ceiling windows and a wraparound deck offered the guests stunning views of the ocean while they enjoyed fresh seafood served up from the restaurant. The entire affair was heartfelt and lovely, and we were happy to be the ones to document it. Cheers to the Garcias!
Photography: Shaun Menary Photography | Videography: Karbon Media | Event Planning: Events & Experiences | Florist: Maxit Flower Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Who Made The Cake! | Invitations: Paper Source | Ceremony Venue: Abundant Life Christian Center | Reception Venue: Olympia Grill | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: Vera Wang | Calligraphy And Signage: Artful Designs By Rachel Nieman | Ceremony Backdrop: French Knot Studios | Custom Printing: Cheree Berry Paper | Goody Bags And Napkins: Papersource | Linens: Over The Top Linens | Save The Dates: Minted | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother
If ever there were a fairy tale by the sea, this would be it. Inspired by a washed ashore mermaid bride and a handsome shipwrecked groom, every inch of this sandy shoot is covered in a laid back beach-y vibe fit for seaside lovers. Tamara Menges Designs‘ wild florals float with the wind and Jen Rios Weddings pulled every pretty touch together seamlessly. Drift away in all the romance here.
From Archetype Studio…The inspiration started with a vision of a handsome “shipwrecked” Groom who elopes with a stunning mystical mermaid. We wanted to evoke a sense of romance mixed with classical beach elements. Our tablescape was set on an antique chest that may have washed ashore with our mermaid bride. We created a gorgeous floral runner with shells and a silvery fish net mixed in. The place settings were a mix of old and new – the plates from Anthropologie that resembled the inside of an oyster shells and vintage flatware and glassware that could have perhaps been found in the chest with other treasures. Our Bride and Groom announced their nuptials by sending their loved ones a message in a bottle and inviting them to a reception later in the year to celebrate. Our mermaid bride wore a gorgeous Enaura gown with sparkly scallop detail evoking a similar pattern to a mermaid’s tail. Her long flowing hair and glistening skin was perfectly styled to give her that fairy tale look.
Photography: Koby Brown, Archetype | Design: Jen Rios Weddings | Floral Design: Tamara Menges Designs | Wedding Dress: Enaura ES421 | Wedding Dress: Provided By Mia Bridal Couture, Houston TX | Makeup And Hair: Beauty & The Blush | Calligraphy: The Weekend Type | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Beach: Galveston, Texas | Bride Model: Brittany A Wendl | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Groom Model: Thomas S. Mackie III | Headbands: Vincenza | Nautical Accessories: Nautical Antiques, Galveston TX | Plates: Anthropologie | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Vintage Rentals: Cru Vintage Rentals
Over the years, we’ve noticed elopements taking a not-so-subtle shift. Gone are the days when eloping meant sacrificing style as more and more couples opt for thoughtful, lovingly designed “I dos” for two. It’s a trend we’re 110% behind, and thanks to Jennifer Laura Design , Bella Bloom and Awake Photography there’s so much inspiration to be had right over here.
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From Jennifer Laura Design… This was a free spirited elopement styled shoot. The photographer (Paige with Awake Photography) collaborated on the details like the oyster, gold sequin, and feather backdrop, the fern bouquet, and the fishtail braid down the model’s shoulder. We found a gorgeous backdrop for this elopement in some of the marshes leading to Galveston, Texas.
Photographer: Awake Photography | Florist: Bella Bloom | Dress: Free People | Designer: Jennifer Laura Design | Second Photographer: Joni Bilderback | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother