A GRAND AFFAIR

A GRAND AFFAIR

Sabrina Wyant and Saahil Pasha Exchange Vows

By Lance Avery Morgan Photography by Brianna Ghattas of Studio B Photography

It was the stunning view, and the feeling of being the only two people in the world was unforgettable when the groom popped the question to his intended on the top of the snowy mountain, Sapphire Point Overlook, during a ski trip with friends in Breckenridge. After a courtship of three years and an engagement of less than a year, Sabrina Wyant, daughter of Amy McRae and David Mark Wyant, Sr. of Dallas, married Saahil Pasha, son of Samantha and Saleem Pasha of Bangalore, India, in a gorgeous ceremony at the Grand Galvez Hotel in Galveston.

The couple, who met through mutual friends at Baylor University, were instantly drawn to each other. “The moment I met Saahil, I felt like I met my long-lost best friend,” said the bride. “His sense of humor and genuine kind-hearted soul were evident the day I met him and continue to brighten my life every single day.” The groom shared his bride’s sentiment: “Sabrina was extremely playful and kind with an air of mystery. Not to mention, absolutely stunning. Now that I have gotten to know her on a deeper level, I see how much care she has for the people she loves. She is extremely ambitious, protective, and hard-working.”

For the wedding and reception at the Grand Galvez Hotel, the bride looked beautiful, escorted by her father down the aisle while wearing a gown by Jane Hill of Alice and Ivory in Dallas. Sabrina was attended by her Maid of Honor Sloane Bond, as well as Maddie Dabbs, Madeline Maritato, Summer Michaels, Amber Mills, Reilly Offenbecher, Sanayah Pasha, Opal Prajapati, Torie Rivas, and Stefany Romero. Saahil was attended by his brother and Best Man, Zaman Pasha, and his Co-Best Man was Milad Abedi. His groomsmen were Jonathan Cicherski, Orlando Romero, Benjamin Ritter, Nathaniel Chu, Steven Dabbs, Harrison Maritato, Paul Le, David Wyant, and Skylar Rivas. The couple’s toy poodle puppy, Enzo, served as the ring bearer. “I was lining up to walk for the start of the ceremony with all the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and close family,” recalls the groom. “Seeing the number of people that made the effort to be there with us overwhelmed me with emotion.”

The seated black tie dinner for the 150 guests was a black and gold Great Gatsby theme, in keeping with the Grand Galvez’s storied provenance. Vera Taku of V’etta Creations created the floral design, while the wedding cake was made by Sinfully Sweet Cake Design. At the reception, Sabrina’s brother, David Wynant, did an impromptu speech inspired by a speech from the film The Hangover that charmed the crowd.

Both graduates of Baylor University, Sabrina is a hospitality professional and works as a Revenue Manager, while the groom is a Clinical Trial Associate. After a honeymoon in Honolulu, Hawaii, they reside in Dallas, where they enjoy skiing, traveling, and trying new cuisines.

COASTAL VIBE

COASTAL VIBE

San Luis Salute Event Wows Crowd  

By Jennifer Roosth   Photography by Gary Fountain and Dave Rossman

THE SETTING: Before COVID-19, the 24th annual San Luis Salute, hosted by the Tilman Fertitta family of Houston, was once again lauded with praise as almost 2000 revelers from across the country gathered for this year’s Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration. From the VIP pre-party on the boardwalk by Fertitta’s yacht to the stilt walkers, silver Elan dancers, and dueling DJs, the guests experienced a jaw-dropping night they will never forget at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

THE STYLE:  Gala designer Richard Flowers of the Events Co. brought the effervescence of a Scandinavian-inspired Royal Ice Garden to life for  partygoers who while marveling at the icy cool décor (including an ice tunnel entrance and life-sized ice sculptures of Nordic Vikings), sipped cocktails from a lavish ice bar and enjoyed Nordic Grogg―alcohol-infused sorbets perfectly frozen at -321ºF. The highlight of the night was when the Grammy® Award-winning duo, The Chainsmokers, took the stage for a 75-minute performance. The global superstars performed a variety of their platinum and multi-platinum smash hits during the stellar show, packing the black and white checkered dance floor.

The San Luis Salute Duchess Royal Court included Maddy Barlow, Arabella Benevidas, Samantha Bennett, Bailey Black, Natalie Crowder, Ally Day, Allison Denman, Jenna Faulkner, Mackenzie Finklea, Bella Garofalo, Abby Grant, Kathryn Hamilton, Madelyn Hilyard, Mandy Hutchings, Kate Kemple, Laura Kobs, Holly Kurisky, Frannie Kusnerik, Olivia McGuire, Haley Patterson, Heather Patterson, Nicole Shanks, Hannah Sukkar, and Annie Titterington.

THE PURPOSE: The gala evening honored Professor and Director Dr. Jeff Temple, of the newly launched Center for Violence Prevention at The University of Texas Medical Branch, and benefitted the UTMB at Galveston.

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