This Catholic Katy Cinco Ranch Golf Club Wedding was a true treasure to capture. Teachers affect eternity; they can never tell where their influence ends. Much can be said about Megan and Alex who are both schoolteachers. I met Alex who used to work with me at a local junior high school. They have such sweet spirits and although neither one of them teach science you can see their chemistry. Haha. I know that was cheesy, but I couldn’t resist.
How they met: In September 2014, Megan moved to Houston, TX to pursue a teaching career. Knowing that finding a solid support system (she loves alliterations) was very important to her, she joined the Choir at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. At the first practice, when Megan stood up to introduce herself, she caught the eye of a certain someone, and he was hooked! Alex had never seen someone more beautiful in all his days, and he HAD to meet her. The practice was followed by a choir party, where Alex tried to catch Megan’s eye. After being eluded a few times, he finally reeled her into the “cool kids” corner, and sparks flew! After about an hour and approximately 43 questions later, the party started to die down, and Megan nonchalantly said goodbye, but Facebook-creeped the heck out of him as soon as she got to her car. That Sunday, after church, Megan was heading Alex’s way to say goodbye, when he was heading straight for her also. Alex devised a plan to get to know her better by setting up a group brunch with their friends from Choir, Chaz and Emily. During the brunch, it became pretty clear that they were just wing-people when Alex would ONLY TALK TO MEGAN. That might be an exaggeration, but he also made sure to mention he was single, along with prying it out of a quiet and shy Megan that she was single as well. Smooth moves to follow! At the end of the next week’s choir practice, after making faces across the room and being silly all night, Megan was getting ready to head out the door, when Alex stopped her. He got up enough guts to finally ask her out on a real date. They went to Lupe Tortilla’s that weekend, and ended up closing down the restaurant. The following day, they went on a 12 HOUR DATE that consisted of lunch, a walk around the Heights, a movie, dinner, and lastly a Husker watch party. Alex asked her to be exclusive that night and the rest is history!
How he proposed: Alex’s brother, Keith, and sister-in-law, Amanda, sweet-talked us into helping them move back to Houston from New Jersey by promising us a day trip to my DREAM TOWN….New York City! So we obviously did not need much persuading. From Princeton to New York is about an hour train ride, and my excitement level was at about an 8 at this point, which is already at a “too much to handle breathing” level. I had my bucket list of places to see, but my plan was to politely volunteer ideas, and see how the group felt about it. Well right off the bat, our Subway stopped a few blocks away from the home of the School of American Ballet AND the John Lennon Memorial in Central Park! You could say I was at 9.8 at this point. After I got my fill, Alex mentioned that he’d love to go look at a certain bridge. I was jazzed when we got closer because I recognized it from a ton of movies. Unfortunately, as we got closer we could also see a sign that read “CLOSED FOR RENOVATION.” I was bummed a bit, but right away, Alex’s brother shouted, “I see another bridge…uhhh…over there! Let’s go check out that one!” I’m pretty sure I was on the verge of tears at the juxtaposition of the beautiful nature scenery against the skyline. We were about to walk onto the bridge when Alex held me back as a large group of high-schoolers was walking on and taking pictures. I remember thinking, “There’s plenty of room on this bridge. Why aren’t we walking?” As the group moves off, Alex practically ran us to the middle of the bridge, and then just looked at me. “What??” Then, he took off my sunglasses. Tears. And then he got down on one stinking KNEE! I was having a full out bawl fest. I could not stop crying if I wanted to. And I’m sure glad his knee was there because it was the only thing keeping me from falling. At this point, the sound of the world turned back on, and I heard Amanda ask,” So is that a yes?” I think I screamed my obvious answer, but the jury is still out. I could not believe he pulled this off! But, do you want to know the best part? I got to spend the entirety of the day in the most beautiful city with my favorite person and future family! Hashtag winning.
The day started off with a mobile hair salon, or first for any of our weddings. We then headed to the beautiful St. John’s Vianney for Mass. Then we all headed over to the Golf Club at Cinco Ranch. The mint green and peach were the perfect pallets for this summer wedding and the wedding party was very lively group. Unchained Melody by Rightous Bros was the soundscape for the first dance. We had to opportunity to sneak outside on the greens for a bride and groom breakaway session. The grand exit with a dip kiss sealed the perfect wedding night. I know you came here to see the photos, so enjoy! Thanks for reading, Ed.