Sacred Heart Church – Galveston Wedding Photography
Maddie & Billy Joe are quite possibly the nicest couple we have ever worked for! There is such a sincerity about them that is rare to find these days! Perhaps their authentic kindness comes from a bygone era. Their appreciation for family and genuine friendships was evident throughout their wedding and reception.
An antique feel to their style was symbolic of the old-fashioned values that characterize this wonderfully warm couple!
A part-time job during Maddie’s college days was where she & Billy Joe first met. They were not allowed to formally see one another until Maddie left the job. In her own words, Maddie explains happily, “…so I lost that job but gained a significant other!”
Billy Joe put a lot of effort into his proposal. He proposed while they were visiting Maddie’s parents in Ohio for Thanksgiving during their final dinner together. He had prepared a whole video production that included collages of the two of them put to a song that was popular when they first began dating! Maddie’s parents even had parts in the video of them saying “Say, ‘Yes’!” Very cool, Billy Joe!
The hospitable staff of Lasker Inn on Galveston Island hosted their lovely rehearsal dinner. Maddie also got dressed for her wedding day in a beautiful room of the Lasker Inn. Billy Joe is Catholic, and they wanted to get married in Galveston. Sacred Heart Church of Galveston, Texas was a ‘no-brainer’ for the location of their wedding ceremony.
“It is so gorgeous and the white coloring went along with our wintery colors theme. Also, we were very happy to be wed by Father E.J., who kept us so relaxed through the process and Amy Bly, the church coordinator who made sure the order of the ceremony went off without a hitch.”
The reception was held at the Trolley Station on the Strand. “We needed a good amount of space and we loved the atmosphere. It has an old antique feel with all the wood and the large staircase in a modern setting with the dance floor, balcony, and couches.”
The important details:
Gown: It was by Allure Bridals, and was adorned with Swarovski crystals. There was also a double veil, with one being full cathedral-length.
Cake: 4 tier with alternating layers of white cake with buttercream frosting, and lemon cake with raspberry filling, and a double chocolate groom’s cake. Coordinated through our caterer, Chopin Mon Ami.
Flowers: All of our gorgeous flowers were done by Downtown Blooms, which I highly recommend! I told Lee what I was thinking and gave him full creative reign! We had dusty miller and blue hydrangea bouquets, and amazing alternating-height centerpieces that included white orchids.
Even though Maddie had gone with Billy Joe to look at the men’s tuxes, and she knew what they would look like, when she first saw Billy Joe on their wedding day she was absolutely amazed at how handsome he looked! Her dress was a total surprise to him, because she had selected it while visiting her family in Ohio with the help of her mom, sister, and grandma. As enthralled as he was by her stunning wedding gown, he kept saying how much he liked her hair! The moment before Maddie walked out to go down the aisle, she became very emotional. “I chose to have both my parents walk me, as my mother did when she married my dad. They were both crying, which made me cry, and seeing Billy Joe at the altar made it so real.”
At the wedding reception, Maddie said it was all so much fun, but went so fast! “I had a lot of fun posing in a lot of people’s photobooth pics!”
Since they chose to get married right before a holiday, they stayed around afterwards to visit with family that stayed in town through Christmas. They wanted to wait and plan a honeymoon trip for the summer when Maddie would be on break from teaching and Billie Joe could take vacation time. “We are both kind of workaholics!”
Now for the good-advice from the newlyweds that you won’t want to miss!
“It goes so fast, so enjoy it and don’t sweat minute details that do not end up making a difference. It is YOUR day. Also, do your homework to get the best vendors and venues possible for one of the most important days of your life!”
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