July 3rd, 2015 Granada, Spain
~ WE INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE OUR LOVE ~
You’re invited for three days of festivities from July 2nd – July 4th, 2015!
DAY 1: Welcome Evening – Tapas Dinner & Wine at the Parador de la Alhambra & Night Tour of the Alhambra Palace
DAY 2: Ceremony at Iglesia del Sagrario and Wedding Toast & Reception at Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula
DAY 3: Tour of the Generalife Gardens of the Alhambra & Flamenco Show Dinner
We are registered at Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.
To find us, click either box and then search for Melissa Back & Kiernan McAlpine. We have added our registry information here as many people were asking and unable to find it easily otherwise on our website.
Melissa is half Cuban, half German, and 100% Texan. She is a native Houstonian, who loves to explore the world, meet new people, and learn other languages. She spent much of her childhood doing flips, swimming, and throwing softballs until she found her passion in tennis. Melissa decided to stay close to home for college. She loved her time at Rice University, where she walked-on the women’s tennis team, majored in sports medicine and Hispanic Studies, and graduated at the top of her class. Melissa went on to attend law school at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas and spent her summers working in Munich, Germany. She’s forever grateful that her law studies led her to Kier. She now happily practices as mediator & adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas – the perfect fit for her. Melissa enjoys being outdoors, especially walking the Rice loop with Kier on weekends. With all of Melissa’s adventures, it took coming back home to meet her amazing future husband, best friend, and great love of her life. She can’t wait to take you on an exciting, memorable, joyous journey, and most importantly, celebrate with you in Granada!
….UNTIL WE GET MARRIED!
Kiernan was born in Houston, Texas to Alice McAlpine, a 7th generation Texan, and Fraser McAlpine, a Midwestern Canadian-Scot. Kiernan attended River Oaks Baptist School, and then Bellaire High School as a magnet student, where he excelled nationally on debate team for four years. During this time, he also ventured to Alaska for a month in the wilderness foroutdoors training. Kiernan went to Vermont for college, where graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College as a Political Science Major. After earning his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, he moved back to Houston to start a career as a trial lawyer. Kiernan very much enjoys his practice as a Plaintiff’s Lawyer. He says he met Melissa in one of the last places he expected to find a date — at a happy hour for young lawyers in Houston. But, he couldn’t be happier to have found her, no matter how unlikely the spot. Kiernan speaks a modicum of French and enjoys the finer things in life, like seeing the world, hiking, sports cars, and of course, his fiancée. He looks forward to celebrating with you in Granada!
THE WEDDING EVENTS
THURSDAY, 2 JULY 2015
Our festivities will commence with Andalusian tapas & cocktails at the acclaimed Parador de Granada. To be followed by a majestic night tour of the Alhambra – one of the most famous & historic palaces in the world.
02:30 AM / + ∞
FRIDAY, 3 JULY 2015
The church ceremony will be held at the Iglesia del Sagrario Catedral in the heart of Granada. The wedding toast, dinner, and dancing will follow at the beautiful AC Palacio de Santa Paula.
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
~ Maya Angelou ~
We can’t wait to celebrate with you! For information, please see our blog updates.