July 16, 2011
Amidst studying for the MCAT, surviving summer classes, and maintaining a golf scholarship, Elizabeth met the man of her dreams in 2005 at the University of Texas-Pan American. Colin had just transferred from a school in Iowa to play basketball and get a head start for the fall. After several encounters, they hit it off, and six years later, walked down the aisle.
Nervous as ever, Colin proposed at Perry’s Steakhouse in Webster, TX. He planned to pop the question during the closing course, but could barely contain his excitement. Just after receiving their soups and salads he was on one knee with ring in hand.
A ceremony anywhere but Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston was “non- negotiable—it was the church my parents prayed at during my medical school interview,the church we prayed at while Colin was going through his teacher certification, and the church we attended for three years prior to the wedding,” Elizabeth explained. She added a new memory as she walked down the aisle in a beautiful, fit and flare satin gown by Amalia Carrara she found at Weddings by Debbie.
Reception guests enjoyed views of the Gulf through floor-to-ceiling windows at the Galveston Island Convention Center as they approached the grandiose double doors leading into the ballroom, where opulent decor and chandeliers set the perfect tone for a party. Clear Lake Flowers dazzled the crowd with towering centerpieces, abundant with inviting hues of red, yellow and orange. More Than Cakes in Houston gave their reception that noteworthy touch with two custom-made cake creations, both of which were completely gluten- free and nothing less than delicious.
The happy couple honeymooned for 6-days at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.The view from their balcony was the Magic Kingdom and Cinderella’s castle; a perfect storybook begining to this romantic fairytale.
Elizabeth says the most important piece of advice she can offer any bride is to “take a moment during your wedding and really soak it up. You only get one day, so enjoy every minute of it! It is easy to become overwhelmed with everything you have to do during your big day and you can slip into the “stress” of it, but don’t!”
Photography by Reclaimed Moments Photography