After meeting on a blind date set up by mutual friends, it didn't take long for Marissa and Zach to become completely smitten with each other. "We have spent almost every day together since that day back in January 2014," Marissa says. During the intervening years of their courtship, "We spent a lot of our time with his family at their bay house in Galveston, and much of our relation and our favorite memories have happened there." It's fitting then, that the iconic Hotel Galvez was where Zach popped the question, "out on the balcony of the lobby which overlooked the seawall, as a storm was rolling in," the bride recalls. Galveston, too was the location of their "coastal-formal" wedding, which started with a church ceremony and continued with a magnificent 400-guest bash at the historic Tremont House. "We fell in love in Galveston and wanted everyone to share that experience with us on the historic island," says Marissa, and that's exactly what they did.
Reception Venue: The Tremont House
Proposal Location: Hotel Galvez & Spa
Honeymoon: St. Lucia
Photography: The Cotton Collective / Keely Thorne Events / Events In Bloom / Who Made The Cake! / Casa de Novia / Drywater Band / Magic Moments Events