This pretty day brought us to Garten Verien, a beautiful historic old dance hall in Galveston. After the Ceremony, which was held in the Pergola in the park next to Garten Verein, the guests came inside for the Reception. The colors for today were blush, champagne and ivory and they were beautiful! The tables had ivory floor-length cloths topped with lace overlays and were surrounded by chairs with ivory satin covers and taupe satin ties. Each place setting had a silver charger and ivory napkin and the centerpieces alternated between tall silver candelabras or short vases with ivory flowers. It was beautiful! Kati’s gown was perfect as well, as it was ivory with an ivory lace overlay and matched the whole feel of the day.
After the entrance and First Dance, we moved onto dinner before the Toasts and Cake Cutting. Kati’s cake had three white stacked tiers, each with a dot design and pearls around the bottom. It was topped with fresh roses. Lloyd’s cake was red velvet, which everyone loved. Following the Cake Cutting, the dance floor was open. After a bit of dancing, we stopped for the Bouquet and Garter, and then the dancing continued until the end. At one point, two of the guests came out and danced in full head masks of a horse and a unicorn. The funny thing is that this was the third time we’ve seen that at a wedding!
There were unique details for this wedding that I really liked. There was a large printed poster with Kati and Lloyd’s names in the middle surrounded by hearts. Each guest signed their name in a heart. The favors consisted of small boxes in assorted shapes, each decorated differently with lace, ribbons, keys, stamped designs and other objects. They contained small candy bars with custom wrappers. There were also cards with stamped images for guests to write in advice as well as favorite memories of the Bride and Groom. I also liked that the Best Man was a woman: Lloyd’s sister. It’s obvious that they are close and it was so sweet!
When the night came to an end, the Newlyweds made their exit to the song Keyboard Cat (if you don’t know it, look it up on YouTube. Hilarious!) and headed off to their new life together. Congratulations Lloyd and Kati!
Venue: Garten Verein
Photographer: Anthem in Art
Catering, Linens, Flowers, Cakes: Carriage Caterers