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Romantic Galveston Wedding at the Olympia Grill

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 PhotographyJennifer 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

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Shipwrecked Seaside Wedding Inspiration

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.

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From Archetype StudioThe 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 | 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 | Makeup And Hair: Beauty & The Blush | Nautical Accessories: Nautical Antiques, Galveston TX | Plates: Anthropologie | Vintage Rentals: Cru Vintage Rentals

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Boho Waterfront Elopement Inspiration

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

Romantic Galveston Elopement from C. Baron Photography

There are elopements, and then there is this little slice of wedding heaven, a day so fabulous, it’s almost indescribable.  I’m talking a beachside shindig with lush pink florals from Floral Events, the fab stylings of Perfect Parties of Houston and a bride and groom who are the epitome of stunning.  It’s a wedding trifecta of awesome, with the perfect dash of whimsy.  See every intimate, love-filled moment captured by C.Baron Photography right here in the full gallery.

And even more lovely with this beautiful film from C.Baron Photography.  Enjoy, lovelies…

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From C.Baron Photography It was a rainy, misty, foggy day on the beach, but that didn’t stop our cute couple, Lisa Marie and Travis from having a gorgeous wedding just for them. Our bride had already planned a full-blown wedding, complete with guests, bridal party and the like and did it in a style to please everyone. After seeing this dress, it gave her the idea of having a completely DIFFERENT type of wedding – very elegant, girly and on the beach, just for herself! C. Baron Photography had so much fun with this couple – they are just a joy to work with – and looked absolutely AMAZING during their day considering the rain – the rest of us looked like drowned rats! I don’t know how they did it! The film follows them from their engagement session on The Strand in Galveston, to getting ready in their hotel at The Tremont House and ending on the Galveston Seawall at Hotel Galvez.

From the Bride… I’m pretty easy-going, I think – I planned my wedding the same way. My family is out of town and came in early on to help me plan, pick my dress, etc. And while I loved my dress, venue, and decor, there was still another dress that I loved – it was very different than anything else I had seen and just wasn’t very popular with the family. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. We are so lucky to live in an area where so much is available to us, especially a beach (I’m from a land-locked state!) – I figured why not have another wedding, styled completely different from the big one. Since it was just us (except for the residents in their beach houses, standing on their balconies clapping for us), it was a very romantic, fun day. Even with all the rain. Travis and I called this our “practice” wedding. It was such a special moment, plus I got to wear my super cute hi-lo dress – it was so perfect for the beach – the wind made it look awesome in photos! Our table and altar were just incredible. It was more than I ever expected. I just loved all the golds, pinks and ivories – and how the cake matched my dress with the rosettes and waves/ruffles. And even with all the elegance, there were little touches of the beach everywhere – from the giant conch shell full of flowers, to the starfish on the chairs. So pretty! Am I a lucky girl or what?!?!

Cake: Sugar Muse Bakery | Beauty (hair/make up): LP Makeup and Beauty | Floral & Altar: Floral Events | Photography & Cinematography: C. Baron Photography | Style: Perfect Parties of Houston

Great Gatsby Inspired Galveston Wedding from Mustard Seed Photography

Let me tell you why this wedding is completely awesome.  1. A drop-dead gorgeous + elegant “Great Gatsby” theme that channels all of the glamour of the 1920′s with just a few modern touches (hello chevron stripes).  2. The amazing duo saying “I do,” a twosome who knew just what they wanted and threw a wedding day where details reign supreme.  And last, but not least?  3. The to-die-for images captured by Mustard Seed Photography.  They are simply amazing and you can see them all right here in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… We took inspiration for our theme from our venue and the history of Galveston Island. We studied the history of the island in the 1920′s- 1940′s when Galveston was booming with wealth and opulence and known for it’s secret affairs, much like the descriptions of the era in ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Therefore, we framed the theme of the wedding around the feel of the book and the island during those decades. We used gold, silver, and black for most décor along with art deco fonts and art deco styled geometrical shapes everywhere we could. We used champagne saucers and had a lot of greenery in the flower arrangements as a nod to the era, as well. We also had the guests fill out postcards with advice that were decorated with seven different pictures of Hotel Galvez during various stages of its life from 1900-2013. To add a modern twist, we used some new trends such as chevron designs on the invitations, table numbers, and other décor.

We chose Hotel Galvez for numerous reasons. First, it’s unique history shines through in all of the décor (especially in the Terrace Ballroom and Veranda) and exudes a special vintage ambiance. Secondly, Galveston has been a go to vacation spot where Travis and I have spent many weekends together. Hotel Galvez is also where he proposed. Lastly, it carries special meaning with my family since one of my grandmothers was originally from Galveston. The Lyceum was a church built in the early 1900s in the Historic Strand area and reflected our theme and strong Christian upbringings. The beautiful stained glass windows and restored dark woods captured our hearts as the perfect backdrop to our wedding ceremony.

Photography: Mustard Seed Photography | Cinematography: Green Leaf Films | Event Planning: Polished Wedding Planning | Floral Design: Dream Bouquet | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Wedding Cake: Cakes by Jula | Invitations: Southland Fox | Ceremony Venue: The Lyceum | Reception Venue: Hotel Galvez | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JS Collections | Catering: Hotel Galvez | Band: Skyline | Suits: Vera Wang | Groom's Accessories: Brooks Brothers | Veil: Houston Bridal Gallery

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