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Crystal and Jay’s summer elopement plans shifted due to Covid but that didn’t stop them from forging ahead. And as if that wasn’t enough, there was a fire at the courthouse where they had planned to get married so the very kind Judge offered to host the couple’s ceremony at her home! It ended up being the perfect location for their personal style.

Joined by Crystal’s two boys, we held a quiet ceremony in the Judge’s home. The couple wrote their own vows and as each of them read, the other shed some joyful tears. (Don’t let anyone tell you elopements aren’t as emotional and moving as traditional weddings!) After the ceremony we struck out on an afternoon adventure through downtown Galveston.

Since this was a late summer elopement, we were still dealing with temps into the 90s. Heat was a concern and keeping everyone cool and comfortable was a top priority. There’s a balancing act between spending time indoors in the air conditioning and still getting those amazing outdoor photos.

Working with info Crystal shared about their personal preferences I created a custom itinerary for their afternoon. Since the couple enjoys architecture and details I planned a fun route through the historic district that included some iconic Galveston landmarks. I also included time for breaks and downtime at locations like the Tremont House. This is a great place to get drinks or a meal, enjoy the historic building and cool off.

The couple really trusted me to take them places I thought they would enjoy the most based on my experience. They only specifically requested one location – on Market street – for photos and I was happy to oblige. It was so much fun creating photos for a couple who truly appreciates having the local architecture be a main character. They definitely have an eclectic gallery of photos from their wedding day!

Bridal portrait at a home in League City Texas

Bride and groom portrait at a home in League City Texas

Elopement ceremony at a home in League City Texas

Elopement ceremony at a home in League City Texas

Elopement ceremony at home in League City Texas

Wedding portrait at a home in League City Texas

Elopement portrait on Market Street in Galveston Texas

Elopement portrait on Market Street in Galveston Texas

Elopement portrait on Market Street in Galveston Texas

Elopement portrait on Market Street in Galveston Texas

Summer elopement in Galveston Texas

Summer elopement in Galveston Texas

Elopement portrait with kids on Market Street in Galveston Texas

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Summer elopement adventure with kids in Galveston Texas

Summer elopement in Galveston Texas

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Elopement couple portrait in Galveston Texas

Summer elopement in Galveston Texas

Elopement couple with their kid in Galveston Texas

ELOPEMENT VENDORS

Officiant: Judge Anne B. Darring
Floral Designer: Power of Flowers

Learn more about elopements and let’s start planning your perfect day!

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