March 22, 2014
Grace, a Sales Account Executive, met Paul, a Managing Director, during a concert at Fitzgerald’s. Paul asked Grace for her number; three days later, they went to dinner at Sambuca followed by bowling at Lucky Strike. A year and a half later, while vacationing in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, Paul surprised Grace by proposing in front of the beautiful and romantic Copacabana Hotel; of course she said Yes!
Grace wore an elegant beaded ivory gown by Stephen Yearick from Brickhouse Bridal when she walked down the aisle March 22, 2014 at First Methodist, Downtown Houston. The ceremony in the old church was followed by a reception at the unique, modern 5226 Elm. The gorgeous 3-tier vanilla cake with strawberry filling was styled with a Monogram of their names and matching flowers. Paul also had a special Groom’s cake in the shape of an authentic knight’s helmet.
At the end of the reception, they rode away in a vintage 1930’s convertible Rolls Royce. The honeymoon was six days in Bora Bora at the St. Regis Hotel, followed by six days at the Four Seasons Maui. Before visiting the Pacific tropics, a scuba diving course was great “premarital counseling” because of the teamwork involved.
By Melanie McGinness