They Danced the Night Away at the Driskill Hotel

March 10, 2023

Q. Where did you both grow up?

We both grew up in Houston, TX. However, we didn’t meet until college at UT.

Q. What are your chosen professions?

He has a background in finance and currently works in product at Juniper Square. She works in product andbrand marketing at HomeAway/Vrbo.

Q. How did you meet?

A mutual friend (Parker Schramm) introduced us our senior year of college at UT. About 1 week later, we went on a date to Hyde Park Grill. We had individually already accepted jobs across the country (NYC and LA) before meeting. We never thought it would be an issue “it’s senior year, this is just for fun!” But we were very wrong :). After we graduated, we were committed to doing long distance across the coutry. We lived apart for 2 years, making frequent trips to LA, NYC and Austin to visit each other as often as possible. Eventually, we both made our way back to Austin, where we met and fell in love!

Q. Tell me about the proposal?

Will surprised Caroline by taking her out to his family’s lake house after Caroline’s mom’s birthday dinner. It was an intimate proposal at their favorite place. There were candles, flowers and photos of them everywhere. He surprised Caroline with their families after. Caroline, Will and both families celebrated and toasted at the lake house that night. SUCH A SPECIAL AND PERFECT NIGHT! (Caroline cries anytime she looks at photos of the night)

Q. What are a few places that are special to you? This could be a vacation, a local hiking spot, where you met, something you enjoy doing together locally, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just someplace you have made memories together.

Where we met = UT Austin campus (DKR stadium, fraternity and sorority houses, west campus) Road trips (Austin to LA and back, Iceland, Houston drives, etc) All of our trips around the world – Israel, Iceland, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Mexico, Colorado (and soon Fiji and New Zealand for the honeymoon!) Will’s family lake house on Lake Travis

Q. When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do? i.e. what are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your leisure time, what makes you happy when you are spending time together?

We love anything on the lake (boating, swimming, laying in the sun relaxing) Anything and everything with our amazing (and large!) group of friends. UT football in the fall, baseball in the spring, Astros baseball games. If the weather is pretty, we’re outside – lake, breweries, walking the lake, enjoying time with our family – siblings, parents and our new nephew, Lincoln!

Q. What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple? Any special concerts you attended together? A playlist of sorts would be great! And any stories are great too!

We love Lizzo and Bruno Mars and our road trip playlist!

Q. What are your favorite foods/restaurants? Are either of you into cooking at home?

Launderette, Torchy’s Tacos, Cisco’s BBQ, Tex Mex

Q. What are each of your favorite drinks when you are celebrating? Craft beer, wines, cocktails, bubbly, or a mocktail?

Caroline – tequila (a paloma or margarita!) William – whiskey on the rocks (Woodford Reserve)

Q. What are your favorites drinks for Sunday mornings? Special herbal teas? Love a particular coffee? Bloody Marys?

Kombucha Pierre sparkling water. Will loves coffee!

A special thanks to the vendor team:

Venue: The Drikill Hotel

Planner: Pearl Events

Florist: Bouquets of Austin

Catering: The Driskill Hotel

Cake: Hayley’s Cakes

Hair/Makeup: Adore Salon

Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings

Reception Music: DryWater Band

Stationery: Crane & Co.