Ceremony & Reception Venue: 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, Texas
Getting Ready Venue: Carr Mansion
Photographer: Josh & Dana Fernandez
Florals: F. Dellit Designs
Planner: Felecia with Wed & Prosper
Hair & Makeup: Etoilly Artistry
Gown Boutique: BHLDN

We were sold on Diane & Michael’s wedding concept from the very beginning. It’s not every day we get to design for a ship built in the late 19th century.
Diane & Michael held their ceremony on the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, docked next to the Galveston Seaport Museum. The ship was moved to Galveston in 1978 from a scrapyard in Greece and is one of only 3 ships like it in the world that still sails. How cool is that?!
Diane’s floral style was very textural with mostly neutral colors and mauve accents carried throughout her design.
We placed an arch at the entrance of the ship for guests to walk through before boarding the ship for the ceremony. The ship’s wheel was covered in greenery and pops of smaller blooms. Diane & Michael’s ceremony space featured lush smilax and floral draped from the bannister along the back side of the space, and a long, low arrangement in front of the bride, groom, and wedding party.
The reception was held on the dock adjacent to the ELISSA. Diane chose a grapewood centerpiece which played beautifully with the nautical theme without being redundant.
She was an absolutely radiant bride with the sweetest personality to match.

1877 Tall Ship Elissa Wedding | Diane & Michael | Josh & Dana Fernandez Photography

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