1920s Glamour Meets Modern Luxe in Forbes and Emily’s Hotel Galvez Wedding

June 4, 2019

The Galvez is one of our favorite Galveston wedding venues and Forbes and Emily’s wedding was an art deco dream. Every detail, the classic gold of their wedding bands, Forbes’ white jacket, Emily’s Harriet Wilde shoes, and even the architecture of the Galvez, was a perfect expression of their style.

hotel galvez champagne ring details brides gown and groom's tux details harriet wilde shoes and blue garter bride drinking champagne in robe on wedding day bride's mother and sister help her get dressed bride's sister helps fasten her harriet wilde shoes groom's details groom fixing his hair before his wedding groom before his hotel galvez wedding first look in courtyard at hotel galvez bride and groom see one another for first time before their hotel galvez wedding Forbes and Emily’s wedding was the weekend of Mardi Gras. They didn’t know until a few days before that the Galveston Mardi Gras parade would line up at their ceremony site. Instead of letting this ruin their day, they embraced the craziness and let us take some portraits of them in the midst of the parade. What could have been a nightmare turned into some of the most unique photos we’ve ever taken.bride and groom outside with the galveston mardi gras parade bride and groom with color guard on mardi gras beautiful couple's portraits outside hotel galvez

Because of the parade, the ceremony start time got pushed until after dark. The Galvez was able to light up their courtyard, making the ceremony feel more elegant and dramatic.

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Emily surprised Forbes by singing “At Last” by Etta James to him after their first dance. Even though we knew this was happening, we were floored by how incredible of a moment it was.

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Forbes and Emily used a vintage Rolls Royce from Vintage Limo Galveston as their get away car. Right before their exit we stepped out to take some portraits of them with the car. The Galvez, the foggy night, and the Rolls all worked together to make these glamorous ’20s inspired portraits perfect.

bride and groom with vintage rolls royce get away car

We ended the day with a Mardi Gras bead exit. Forbes and Emily planned this just days before their wedding to poke fun a the surprise of Mardi Gras. Even the most meticulously planned weddings will not go exactly as you hope. Forbes and Emily are a great example of how embracing the chaos can create an even more beautiful and unique wedding.

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