It all started ten years ago at Texas A&M when Neal’s “ridiculous basketball shorts” stood out to Bhakti, so they started talking, became good friends and eventually, a couple. Then, one night when walking their dog, Archie, Neal put a dog tag on him that said, “Will you marry me?” and proposed. “Everyone that knows us knows how much we love our dog,” says Bhakti.
Church brought Lauren, an introvert, and Paul, an extrovert, together. A romantic proposal while hiking up Enchanted Rock, during which the bride jokes they were “Sharing puns about getting an ‘enchanted rock’ on Enchanted Rock,” sealed their relationship. “I knew from the moment Paul gave me that side hug over two years ago that we were meant for each other. I am so grateful to call him mine for the rest of our lives!” As Lauren and Paul set out to plan their wedding, the couple faced an unexpected obstacle on the road to their wedding day: the Coronavirus pandemic. After having to cancel their original church and reception venue, all hope seemed lost until Paul called his step-grandfather, who had built a church in Galveston over 40 years ago. ”He graciously opened the doors of his church for us and also officiated our wedding,” says Lauren. From there a new celebration was planned and after a whirlwind three weeks of re-planning, the couple’s dream Houston wedding became a Galveston wedding reality.
At last, Lauren and Paul pledged their love amidst 70 guests. “Even with six feet spacing between them, our guests felt near to our hearts,” says the bride. The intimate celebration continued at Hotel Galvez & Spa’s Music Hall for a sunny afternoon reception. The decor was soft and elegant, with a delicate palette of sage, pink, peach and cream. Notes the bride: “The bright tropical landscape with the classic vintage architecture was a gorgeous backdrop for a day that Paul and I will never forget.” After heartfelt speeches and dining on filet mignon with roasted asparagus, the newlyweds made their grand exit along the Seawall at sunset. “Although our wedding ended up being nothing like our original plan, it was a beautiful, joyful day.”
We’re so happy that everything worked out for newlyweds Lauren and Paul and delighted to share their elegant and intimate daytime wedding at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Congratulations, Lauren & Paul!
A Galveston wedding venue with tons of history, glamour and gorgeous celebration spaces, indoors and out? If this sounds like your idea of the ultimate wedding setting, set your sights on Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel.
Regal, elegant and full of history, Hotel Galvez is also relaxed and welcoming. There’s no Galveston Island destination wedding venue quite like it, and there’s no time like the present to book your unforgettable Hotel Galvez wedding. Secure your Hotel Galvez wedding booking by April 30, 2020, and you’ll get your choice of one of these awesome special booking incentives*:
With its meandering bayous and many lakes, and its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is a city defined by water. Which is wonderful news for Houston to-be-weds searching for water view wedding venues! Few natural features offer a more romantic backdrop for picturesque outdoor ceremony than sparkling, rippling, shimmering water. Fortunately, if you’re getting hitched in the Houston area, you’ll find an abundance of wedding venues that take full advantage of expansive water views, including these 5 wedding venues in and around the city.
Gatsby-era opulence meets Galveston Island history at the one-and-only Tremont House, on storied Ships Mechanic Row.
Book your Galveston wedding at this gorgeous Wyndham Grand Hotel by Dec. 31, 2019, and you’ll not only enjoy the charm of the exposed-brick Sam Houston Room (a favorite for ceremonies) and the splendor of the Tremont House Ballroom, you’ll also score your choice of one of the following upgrades for your Galveston destination wedding, completely free of charge: Click here to read the rest of this post »