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Marissa & Zach’s Coastal Inspired Wedding

I don’t even know where to start with these two lovebirds!  Everything about them and their gorgeous coastal inspired wedding was just perfect!!  When we met Marissa & Zach, we knew we were going to get along so well and after their Galveston engagement session we were in love with these new friends! (We will be sharing their super cute love story film soon! Stay tuned!) They are just the sweetest!  Kellan just clicked with Zach’s fun-loving, dapper personality, which made photographing the guys a complete blast for him! : ) Just wait until you see the photos of Zach and his gift from the groomsmen! : ) Marissa is one of those girls that just makes everyone feel like you’re her best friend!   You can just tell she is the greatest friend…I mean, you don’t have 13 bridesmaids for no reason! : )  She just treats everyone with so much respect and her bubbly, sweet smile is totally infectious!

Together, they are a match made in heaven and their day was just as wonderful as they are!  Katy from Keely Thorne Events helped make sure everything little detail was perfect!  This wedding was one for the books for us here at Cotton!  From her Jimmy Choo shoes to their Mr. & Mrs. oyster shells to the epic flooding that occurred that day, it was a day full of love, adventure & pure joy!  God parted the clouds long enough to get everyone there safely and He even brought out some beautiful sunshine for their first look!  I’m telling you this day was unreal! See for yourself! : )


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Three gorgeous sisters…

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Here is Zach’s amazing gift from his groomsmen! : )

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Marissa’s dad might be the happiest man I’ve ever met!  He was all smiles all day!

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How cool is it that they had their own Snapchat filter?!?

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Also, this happened… : )

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So, just like that, it was time for their last dance … just the two of them…

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Marissa & Zach, y’all are amazing!  We are so happy your best friends set you up!  Most of all, it’s so clear that y’all are perfect together! : ) Congrats newlyweds!!!!


Michelle & Kellan


Dress: Band: Drywater | Venue: The Tremont House | Floral and decor: Events in Bloom | Cake: Who Made The Cake | Coordinator: Katy Priesler with Keely Thorne Events | Invitations: Bunny & Bear Paper Co | Videographer: Dallas Dison | Make Up: Make Up By Jessica K  |  Hair: Melannie Keyser |  Church: Saint Patrick Catholic Church  |  Horse & Carriage: Island Carriages  |  Lighting: Magic Moments Events  |  Charter Bus: Galveston Limousine  | Earrings: BHLDN  | Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo – Aria Dress  | Rentals: Aztec Events & Tents


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  1. Judi

    July 8th, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing a glimpse into the day!! Everything looked perfect!! Loved the KISS!

  2. Michelle

    November 29th, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    You are more than welcome, Judi! Everything about the day and the couple was perfect, indeed! So glad you enjoyed looking through the photos.

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