What are your day jobs?
He is an oil and gas engineer and I’m an accountant for Whole Foods.
Where did you both grow up?
We both grew up in Dallas about a mile apart from each other!
How did you meet?
Although we grew up in the same city and knew many of the same people, we didn’t meet until we both moved to Austin. I was at a bar on Rainey Street with my sister and my dog Georgie and Aaron spotted me from afar 🙂 He used Georgie as an excuse to spark up a conversation and since then we’ve been inseparable!
Tell me about the proposal?
What I thought would be a normal dinner date night ended up being the best night of my life. Aaron was calm, cool, and collected as we enjoyed dinner at Fixe. On our way out the door I spotted a horse and carriage, having no idea Aaron had reserved it just for us! The horse and carriage took us all over downtown Austin, stopping in front of the Texas State Capitol. We got out to take a photo and after the picture, Aaron read me a sweet note and got down on one knee!
What are a few places that are special to you?
Fixe will now and forever be my favorite restaurant. The Driskill Hotel also holds a special place in our hearts since we went there for a drink after he proposed and facetimed our families from the lobby telling them the good news! (and of course, because our wedding reception will be there!) We also love the city of Portland as this was our first real trip together, which we took just a few weeks after our engagement. Although both from Dallas, Austin is where we built our life together so we love everything about this city!
When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do?
I love the greenbelt and hanging out with our dogs. Aaron and I love to do puzzles and this is typically how we spend our Sundays (after a Whole Foods and Target run of course 🙂
What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple? A playlist of sorts would be great! And any stories are great too!
Early on in our relationship, the lead singer of the Cranberries passed away and I remember Aaron facetiming me while singing their song Linger–so that song will always be special to us! Also, on our first road trip we discovered we both randomly love the Jewish reggae singer/rapper/beat-boxer Matisyahu–we knew all the words to the same song and had the best car ride home from Houston! Lastly, we both get REAL into 90s rap/hip-hop when it comes on (old kanye, akon, snoop, etc.)
What are your favorite foods/restaurants?
WE LOVE PIZZA. Pizza Sundays are a staple in our house. We also love Mexican food and a good Mexican Martini.
Any pets? Tell me about them!
YES! We both had dogs before we met each other and now they’re best friends (a lot of fluff going on, as you know!) Annie is an Old English Sheepdog and is 4 years old and Georgie is a 2 year old Goldendoodle. We’re obsessed with them.
What are your (his and hers) favorite drinks when you are celebrating? Craft beer, wines, cocktails, bubbly?
Aaron loves scotch and I love red wine and champagne or anything with tequila 🙂
What are your favorites drinks for Sunday mornings? Special herbal teas? Love a particular coffee? Bloody Mary’s?
COFFEE, COFFEE, AND MORE COFFEE. I drink any/all coffee and Aaron loves the El Equinox coffee from El Tacorrido. Also, who doesn’t love a nice morning Mimosa?
A special thanks to the vendor team:
Planner: Barbara’s Brides
Ceremony Venue: The Driskill Hotel
Reception Venue: Central Christian Church
Florist: Bouquets of Austin
Catering: The Driskill Hotel
Cake and Desserts: Sweet Treats Bakery
Reception Entertainment: Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production
Stationary: Shannon Ferguson
Videographer: Moonlit Weddings
Hair and Makeup: Lola Beauty