Sunday, January 3, 2021

Congratulations Andrew and Maddy

Despite the fact that COVID forced changes to this wedding, it was perfect.  The guest list was cut in half, but there was still plenty of dancing and fun.  The ceremony was held in the venue’s outdoor chapel, which overlooks Galveston Bay. Instead of a traditional altar, the backdrop was a gold ring dripping in greenery.  During the vows, a paddle wheeler passed by in the background.  Great timing!

When the guests entered the ballroom, they found it decorated to match the wedding colors of navy and maroon.  The colors were just right for a winter wedding.  The bridal party wore floor-length maroon dresses, with beautiful faux fur stoles.  I loved the stoles!  The tables had blue floor-length cloths topped with white china, gold flatware, gold-rimmed crystal glasses and gold coffee cups.  It was all so elegant.  The centerpieces were unique and amazing.  They had cream and maroon flowers nestled in winter greenery.  Gold branches, gold geometric vases and gold votives completed the look. 

As a nod to guest safety, guests were handed navy or maroon masks when they arrived.  There were baskets of green, yellow and red wristbands that told how the guest prefers to meet others.  Green means they were open to handshakes and high fives.  Yellow meant elbows only, and red meant greet from 6 feet.  There was also a basket of personalized hand sanitizer bottles, with Maddy and Andrew’s names and wedding date on them.  In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, Maddy and Andrew had one small tier on a cake stand for cutting, and the rest of the table held assorted cake balls.  The white cake had a maroon ribbon running around the bottom and it was topped with fresh flowers. 

For a smaller wedding, this one sure had a lot of dancing.  From Oldies to Country to 80’s to current hits, this group liked to dance.  At one point, during “Shout” two guys were laying on the dance floor! When the night came to an end, the newlyweds ran through lines of guests ringing bells, climbed into their car, and headed off to their new life together.  Congratulations Andrew and Maddy!

Venue: Sea Star Base
Catering: Coastal Catering
Photography: The One Awaits Photography
Bar: Southern Spirits Events
Flowers: Island Flowers

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