Intimate Sunset-Hued Wedding On Galveston Bay By Plants N’ Petals

A beautiful bride in a Galia Lahav dress holds her vibrant bouquet while sitting next to her groom in a taupe suit.
Photo: RaeTay Photography | Decor + Florals: Plants N’ Petals | Cake: Susie’s Cakes

When Devin first noticed Rachel, she was already wearing a white dress and veil. At the time, the pair were just 13 years old, but even still, Devin knew he’d marry that girl someday. And that’s exactly what he did! While Devin and Rachel dated for a few months, about a year later, they broke up because of the long-distance. But, in typical millennial fashion, Devin and Rachel connected through social media again in 2017. “One DM on Instagram, and less than a year later, we were engaged!” said Rachel.

The proposal was nothing short of magical. The couple was on a trip to the US Virgin Islands when Devin had Rachel follow a fun scavenger hunt, hop on a boat, and venture to a private island. With the whole beach to themselves, Devin popped the question, and Rachel happily said yes! With such a thoughtful, intimate engagement, it only fits that their wedding was the same.

While the wedding was initially planned as a destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico, the global COVID-19 pandemic demanded a change in plans. Luckily, Rachel’s maid of honor and best friend offered her bayside home in Galveston for the intimate wedding celebration. But then, on the day of the wedding, a hurricane was forming in the gulf. Gale force winds battered the vendors during set up, but luckily the weather shaped up just in time! By 5 p.m. the winds had calmed and Rachel and Devin joined 30 of their closest friends and family members for their modern, sunset-hued wedding.

Rachel wore an ethereal fitted Galia Lahav wedding dress with a long, sweeping train. She completed the look for her sweet waterside wedding with natural but glamorous makeup, a sweeping, elegant ponytail, and the sweetest something borrowed: her mother’s pearl earrings. While Rachel’s mother couldn’t attend due to being at high risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes, both parents insisted their daughter not postpone the wedding. Instead, she took part in the planning and offered the dainty pearl earrings for the big day.

Sunset Colored Wedding Décor

Plants N’ Petals created the most stunning high-contrast floral arrangements, perfectly matching the couple’s wedding day style. The warm, sunset hues of the red, orange and blush blooms paired with pampas grass perfectly complemented Rachel and Devin’s fall fete. Ghost chairs and a mirrored sweetheart table brought out the chic aspects of the décor. And the tablescapes were downright gorgeous. We especially love the seating cards which the bride made, herself! Rachel enjoys calligraphy and had the idea to hand-paint her guests’ names on rich blue agate slices. How creative, right?

Rachel and Devin’s wedding cake was a decadent three-tiered vanilla and chocolate creation by Susie’s Cakesadorned with bold red Amaranthus. Then, fresh rose blooms flanked the bottom tier. After slicing into their delectable cake, the couple and their guests danced the night away and enjoyed a majestic sunset over Galveston Bay. “The sunset is always better after a storm. Although we struggled to get photos while the sun was out, the pictures taken during sunset were absolutely amazing!” explained Rachel.

Keep scrolling to catch all the delightful details from this stunning sunset-hued wedding. Congratulations, Rachel + Devin! We wish you both all the love and joy!

Loeffler Randall knotted bow sandals sit next to a polaroid of the brides mother, a teal slice of agate, and the wedding bands resting on a sand dollar.

White high heels with tied bow next to diamond ring wedding and engagement ring set atop a white sand dollar and long necklace atop a light blue background.

Bridesmaid with long curled hair and short silk blush dress buttoning the brides white Galia Lahav gown with a deep plunging neckline and tied straps, while the bride smiles back.

A bridesmaid helps finish zipping the bride into her beautiful floral applique adorned Galia Lahav dress.

The brides dress has a sweet tulle bow on the right shoulder as natural light casts an ethereal glow over her.

Groom with silver watch on his wrist tying the laces of light brown loafers.

The groom gets ready for his wedding, buttoning his shirt cuff.

The sunset colored wedding palette pops with cascading floral arrangements of orange, red, and blush flowers with long sprigs of tan pampas grass.

Small organic floral centerpiece in footed gold bowl aside a large pampass grass adorned with red,white and green botanicals atop a washed wood reception table set with gold adorned place settings and tall tapered candles.

The bride stands behind her groom before the first look inside a decorated tent.

An groom is overcome with emotion during the first look, as he embraces his bride wearing a low-back Galia Lahav dress.

The groom in a taupe suit wears an orange boutonniere surrounded by groomsmen in light tan suits.

A beautiful tablescape at this sunset colored wedding is bursting with vibrant, cascading floral arrangements boasting orange, red, and blush blooms.

Coral colored half circle menu that reads, "Menu" and "Passed Hor Doeuvres" nestled between coral, blush and orange florals and two gold lit candle votives in an intimate tented ceremony designed by Plants N Petals.

A closeup of the brides and grooms reception table with vibrant florals, coral-colored menus, and teal agate slices that say bride and groom.

Groom in brown suit twirling a bride with a long deep v-back wedding gown underneath a statement light inside a sun dappled tented wedding space by Galveston Bay.

Smiling Groom with his body turned towards a smiling bride holding a lush bouquet of orange, red and blush colored botanicals inside a tented reception space with tall pampas grass and floral centerpieces, long farmhouse tables and ghost chairs on a private property next to Galveston bay in Galveston Texas.

Bride in Galia Lahav fitted gown with long sweeping train and long sleeves blowing in the wind while holding a lush bouquet of sunset-hued florals with the waters of Galveston Bay behind her during the sunset hour.

Bride in plunging neckline wedding gown by Galia Lahav holding hands with a groom while walking up a set of outdoor stairs with Galveston Bay behind them.

Five bridesmaids wearing fitted blush slip dresses smile with the bride wearing a plunging neckline gown by Galia Lahav while holding a lush bouquet of pampas grass, red botanicals and orange and blush colored florals inside a tented wedding reception designed by Plants N Petals.

A three-tiered naked wedding cake by Susies Cakes is adorned with a white rose bloom and a blade of pampas grass, including red Amaranthus and white botanicals on the top tier.

As the sun starts to set, the bride walks off the dance floor holding her bouquet as light illuminates her from behind.

The bride and groom exchange a kiss on the balcony of the Galveston Bay-side home as the sunset paints the sky rich shades of purple, orange, and peach.

Outdoor clear tent at night during a wedding reception on a private property on Galveston Bay.

Head table with khaki colored settee set behind a gold mirror top tabled adorned with pampas grass, greenery, orange, white, red and blush roses and lit tapered candles during a tented reception designed by Plants N Petals.

Mirrored tabletop set with white and gold white plates, coral menus with rounded edges, agate stones with the words "bride" and "groom" written on them in gold calligraphy and lit gold votives amidst white, coral and blush colored florals provided by Plants N Petals.

The groom gets teary eyed as his bride reads him her heartfelt custom vows.

Bridesmaids in champagne midi dresses watch as their friend exchanges vows with her groom.

Groom and bride dancing closely while bride smiles during a tented wedding reception on Galveston Bay

Smiling Groom and bride sitting at a mirrored head table next to the maid of honor wearing a silk blush dress holding a microphone and a piece of paper during her reception speech.

Groom and bride cut into a three tiered lightly iced cake with white and red botanicals atop the first tier by Houston Baker, Susies Cakes.

bride in white Galia Lahav dress with tied shoulder straps dances with the groom in a light brown suit on a white dance floor that reads the couples last name, "The Roys" inside their tented reception in Galveston.

Bride and groom kissing during a night time sparkler send-off outside the tented wedding reception on a private property next to Galveston Bay in Texas.

“Intimate Sunset-Hued Wedding On Galveston Bay By Plants N’ Petals” Spotlight Houston Vendor – Event Decor + Florals: Plants N’ Petals | Cake: Susie’s Cakes

Contributors: Photography: RaeTay Photography / Cake Walk Films / The Savvy Consultants / SPF Event Resources / Aztec Rentals / Mike’s Dance Floor / Shrimp ‘N Stuff / Pour Me Perfection / Galia Lahav / Ivory Briday Atelier / Loro Piana / Knot Standard / Laura Couture Alterations / Loeffler Randall / Color du Jour Studio / Vain Khemistry Hair / Alexander Anding / Minted / Model Paper Design

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