Karen + Stoney: 4.2.16 | Hotel Galvez Wedding | Galveston, Texas

We kicked off our 2016 wedding season with Karen + Stoney’s INCREDIBLE destination wedding at the historic Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas.  Now I may be sharing my first Texas wedding with you, but it feels so much like home because these two people are just that GREAT.  From the moment we pulled up to the stunning hotel to begin their wedding weekend to hugging the bride’s parents goodbye in the lobby on Sunday, we were welcomed into the celebration like honored guests and treated like we were part of the family.  Karen and Stoney are the type of couple that light up a room when they are together, so it was no surprise that their wedding weekend was filled with joy, laughter and love.    There’s a special place in my heart for destination weddings along the Gulf Coast and this one jumps right to the top as a favorite.  Watching these two together is what this job is all about – the beginning of a lifetime of love, y’all.  Karen + Stoney – we hope these photos are the best thing to return home to after your honeymoon!  I hope they serve as a reminder of a perfect day surrounded by the ones you love!  It was an absolute pleasure.  Cheers, friends!

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I have to admit that I was pretty obsessed with Karen’s bouquet.  The navy centered anemones were nothing straight of perfection and tied everything together in the sweetest way imaginable.
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Karen had so many sweet, sentimental details that were so much fun to photograph!  Check out this tray made from their invitation – bridesmaid Tiffany for the win!
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You may recognize a few familiar faces throughout the blog post because I shot bridesmaid Tiffany’s wedding last year in Fort Morgan, Alabama!  I just love their “framily” and can’t wait to see who will get married next 😉
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Sweet gifts for Mom + Dad…
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Meanwhile, Jeff spent some time with Stoney in his suite catching his details before heading outside for their First Look.  Awesome job, as always, babe!
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These two just shine in front of the camera!
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Time for their ceremony!
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MARRIED!
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I don’t usually share too many photos from family portraits, but these were too much fun not to post!
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Best socks ever.
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Hotel-Galvez-Wedding_0283It was such a pleasure working with Brandi from KG Weddings and Angela + all of the staff at the Hotel Galvez.  They did SUCH an incredible job with all of the day’s details!  Absolutely GORGEOUS!

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Earlier in the day I mentioned to Karen + Stoney that I would keep an eye on the sunset to see if we should sneak out for a few more photos.  We’d already gotten a ton of pictures, but wanted to try and make it down to the water because it’s such a central part of their lives and relationship.  And, my goodness, was it worth it!  Some of my absolute favorite images from the day resulted…
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Now it was time to kick off the party!!  We had so much fun with this group, and were definitely caught on the dance floor a handle of times 😉
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Cutest exit ever?  (I think so.)  Congratulations, friends! It was an absolute pleasure documenting your day!
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The Vendor Dream Team:

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Hotel Galvez and Spa |  www.hotelgalvez.com

Wedding Coordinator | Brandi with KG Weddings | www.kgweddings.com

Dress | Paloma Blanca | Mia Bridal Couture | www.miabridalcouture.com

Shoes | Tommy Bahama | http://www.tommybahama.com/

Floral Designer | Nelda with Knapp Flower Shop | www.knappflowershop.com

Bridesmaid Dresses | Watters from Bella Bridesmaid | www.bellabridesmaids.com

Groom + Groomsmen Attire | Jos. A Bank | www.josbank.com

Ties | Brooks Brothers | www.brooksbrothers.com

Invitations | The American Wedding | www.theamericanwedding.com

DJ | Jose Pineda with LG Entertainment | www.LGEntertainers.com

Linen Rentals | Elegant Beginnings | www.ebincevents.com

Catering | Hotel Galvez and Spa |  www.hotelgalvez.com

Cake | Who Made the Cake | www.whomadethecake.com

Cake Topper | Kate Spade | http://www.katespade.com

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