Galveston Wedding Photography
The Story of Jane and Travis
You never know how or where a romance can begin! Every married couple SGI Photography covers has a unique story. We love hearing about their history, and what brought them to their wedding day!
Jane and Travis met thanks to Travis’s sister-in-law, Kristin.
Kristin was a pharmaceutical rep in the doctor’s office where Jane worked and she set them up on a blind date and the romance began!
It wasn’t long before Travis proposed to Jane.
“Travis and I were headed to Galveston for Memorial Day weekend on his sailboat. Along the way there were many adventures that happened and lastly we were at Redfish Island when he got down on one knee at the helm of the boat and asked me to marry him. Redfish Island is very special to his family. It is where his grandparents had their first date over 50 years ago.” Now that was a historical moment! How special!
Because they both love the water so much and all things nautical, Jane and Travis thought Galveston was fitting for their wedding location since that is where they were engaged. They decided upon the picturesque and historic Hotel Galvez for their wedding venue. Jane had been to a wedding many years ago at Hotel Galvez and remembered how beautiful it was. The night Jane and Travis were engaged, they stopped by the Hotel Galvez for a drink and it just felt right.
“We could picture hanging out with family and friends in the hotel lobby having drinks, walking the beautiful grounds and the having the gulf right in front of us. My favorite aspect of the venue is how elegant and beautiful the Hotel Galvez is and the old-world feeling it still has.
The catering and wait staff who took care of the reception that evening were so professional and did an excellent job. Everything went so smoothly.”
If you are in search of a memorable wedding venue with a beautiful setting for wedding photography, rich with history, and outstanding service, the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas may be the right wedding venue for your special day!
Jane & Travis’ Hotel Galvez Wedding
Number of guests: 210
Gown: Maggie Sottero – Hannah
Cake: Cakes by Gina
Flowers: Special Arrangements by Lori
Occasionals Event Planner: Emily Escobar
When we first saw each other on our wedding day, there was an overwhelming calmness. The day of the wedding is so crazy and hectic, people coming in and out of your room while you are getting ready and then when I saw Travis at the other end of the altar all the craziness of the day just went away. I missed him so much that day and it was such a relief to finally hold his hand and be by his side.
There wasn’t really one particularly emotional moment. I did not cry, I was just filled with so much joy to finally marry my best friend and say those very special words to each other!
I enjoyed so many different things on our wedding day. From being just in awe of how beautiful the ballroom looked with the gorgeous linens and the incredibly elegant arrangements Lori made to seeing how happy people were and what a good time everyone was having and getting to enjoy all of it with Travis!
Our honeymoon destination was Italy (Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice).
Our advice for future brides and grooms would be to try and slow down your wedding weekend and take it all in. More so for the brides, the grooms have a pretty calm wedding day. It was over in a flash,
I remember crying on the way to the airport that Sunday because it was over and I felt like I hardly got to see anyone because so much is going on. But everyone told me that is what happens when you are the bride. Also having a wedding coordinator made everything so much easier that weekend. I didn’t have to worry about anything going on. I definitely recommend having a wedding coordinator for the day of the wedding.
Congratulations, Jane and Travis! Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful wedding day! Best Wishes as your romantic story continues.