Pepper and Jené wanted a fun, beachy wedding and they did it perfectly. To start, they held their touching outdoor ceremony on the venue’s patio, which overlooks Galveston. They had a geometric ‘arch’ behind them, decorated with tropical flowers. To match their teal, coral and grey color scheme, Pepper wore a teal shirt while Jené wore a coral shirt. Jené’s Matron of Honor wore a coral dress while Pepper’s Best Person wore a tropical floral print dress. Instead of holding flowers, the newlyweds, along with the wedding party, wore leis that matched the wedding colors. To go along with the beach theme, the couple did a sand ceremony and a shell ceremony. I’ve never seen the shell ceremony before, and I really liked it. Each guest arriving at the ceremony was given a shell with a word written on it. Then, one by one, they approached the couple and spoke about the word and how it will affect their relationship. It may take some time but it’s a beautiful way to share a brief moment with the couple and wish them well.
The guests arrived at the venue to find fun items that matched the wedding. There were custom bags for each guest that contained a custom koozie, a flip flop bottle opener and candy. Due to COVID, they also had custom grey masks for everyone. I loved their guestbook! It was a wood turtle drop box. On the table, there were small, wood, coral, teal and grey fish and seashell shapes. The guest signed a shape and dropped it in the turtle drop box. It will look amazing on the wall of the newlywed’s home. On the way into the ballroom, we had our two-foot marquee LOVE letters welcoming the guests. Those looked awesome!
The ballroom was decorated perfectly to match the theme. The tables had floor-length white tablecloths and were topped by vases holding sand, seashells, and candles. There were also orchids around the vases. On the cocktail tables near the bar, there were beachy lanterns with sand, candles and teal and coral ribbons. To create an ‘under the sea’ look, we had turquoise uplights lighting up the whole ballroom. They looked beautiful!
Jené and Pepper’s wedding cake was a hit! It had three, stacked, white tiers, each tier with coral designs in coral and teal colored frosting. There were also white chocolate seashells on the tiers and a “you and me” wood cake topper. To match the wedding colors, there were also coral and teal-colored napkins on the cake table. To top it off, their toasting glasses had wood hearts tied to the stem, with Pepper and Jené’s initials and wedding date. The same style of wood hearts adorned the cake knife and server set. This couple thought of everything!
When it comes to fun, this crowd had a great time. They danced to all type of music, from Oldies to Pop to Country. When not dancing, they were having fun in our photo booth and the pictures came out great! As for the meaning behind the custom “slow down” photo booth sign? You had to be at the rehearsal. So funny! When the night came to a close, the newlyweds stayed to the end to say farewell to their guests. Congratulations Pepper and Jené!
Venue: The Tasting Room
Catering: Chef Mary Bass
Photographer and Officiant: Weddings by Lee Ann
Flowers: Island Flowers