Friday, January 11, 2019

Congratulations Asa and Chris

This wedding was, in a word, awesome!  After all, how many people have their wedding in a gazebo with a train behind it?  Definitely this couple, because Asa has always loved trains.  The ceremony was held outside and the weather was beautiful.  To announce the couple, two ring bearers and two flower girls walked down the aisle blowing train whistles. The couple exchanged vows they each wrote and they alternated between funny and touching.  Then, when they shared a kiss at the end of the ceremony, a train blew its whistle.   When the ceremony ended, guests got to take 15-minute rides on a train.  How’s that for unique?  Chris and Asa stayed on the train the whole time, visiting with their guests.

When the guests moved indoor, they found a unique guest book.  The guests took their pictures with a Polaroid camera and then clipped their pictures to a wood pallet.  There were also post cards of trains:  the guests wrote a note to the newlyweds on the back and dropped the cards into a box.

For the reception, the guests sat at tables that had trains as centerpieces.  When dinner was over, Asa and Chris cut their wedding cake.  It was three stacked tiers, each accented in colors of major train companies.  A railroad track ran around the bottom two tiers, and the tracks ended in a tunnel.  The cake topper had two grooms on it, one ridding piggyback on the other.  The cake was amazing!  For an elegant touch, we had amber uplights shining up the room’s pillars, giving off a golden glow.  The uplights allowed us to turn off the house lights, making a party atmosphere.  The dance floor lighting helped as well, encouraging guests to have fun on the dance floor.

When the reception ended, Chris and Asa ran through lines of guests waving glow sticks and shaking maracas before they drove off in a convertible.  It was the perfect ending for a perfect night.  Congratulations Asa and Chris and enjoy your honeymoon cruise!

Venue: Galveston Railroad Museum
Photography: Ashley Cox Photography
Catering, linens: Catering by Benno
Cake: Cakes by Jula

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

We are proud to announce that we won WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award for 2019.  That makes ten years in a row!  Thank you to all of our happy couples who took the time to review us.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Congratulations Alistair and Alexia

This wedding brought us to a beautiful two-story white southern plantation that is beautiful inside and out.  The ceremony took place outside at a gazebo with white draping across the back.  Luckily, the rain held off enough for us to not have to move the ceremony inside.  The wedding colors were navy and dusty rose, so Alistair and his groomsmen navy tuxes with rose bow ties.  The bridal party wore floor-length dusty rose dresses.  The flowers were all in shades of cream and dusty rose with lots of greenery.

The reception was so elegant!  The table assignments were on cards pinned to a large world map.  Each table’s name was one of the locations on the map.  The locations were important part of the couple’s life: where they met, where they got engaged, etc.  The dinner tables all had ivory floor-length cloths.  The centerpieces consisted of five vases with pillar candles, with greenery entwined among them.  Smaller votive candles surrounded the greenery.  Each place setting had a gold charger and navy napkin, and a custom menu card was tucked in the napkin along with greenery.  The venue has a beautiful staircase and it was accented by greenery and cream and dusty flowers.  The staircase gave Alistair and Alexia a beautiful entrance into the reception.

In lieu of a traditional guestbook, there was a large round frame with the Alexia and Alistair’s last initial and wedding date on it.  The guests signed small wood hearts that went into the frame.  There was something I’ve never seen before: a wedding pinata, shaped like a llama.  The guests wrote notes on small pieces of paper that they then dropped into the top of the pinata.  On their first anniversary, Alistair and Alexia will break open the notes and read them.  I loved that!

This couple had a fun cake that was a bit out of the norm.  They had one small traditional round cake for cutting, and it was surrounded by mini bundt cakes in assorted flavors.  The guests loved those!  When it came to dancing, there were fun light up foam glow sticks for the guests to play with: they were really cool!  When the night came to an end, the newlyweds were showered with bio-degradable snow before they drove off.  Congratulations Alistair and Alexia!

Venue: The Springs Angleton
Catering, Cake, Flowers, Linens: Carriage Caterer
Bundt Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Photography: Pedigo Photography

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Come see us at a Wedding Show!

It will be a great show with Galveston's best wedding vendors. Free admission, food/cake samples, and lots of door prizes!

Pre-register for the show on Eventbrite here: