They Danced the Night Away at the Driskill Hotel

March 10, 2023
The Driskill in Downtown Austin
Left: A classic and simple wedding invitation suite, bordered with white roses and baby's breath. Right: The bride's wedding day jewelry, featuring a blue sapphire tennis bracelet.
The mother of the groom adjusts the groom's bow tie.
A close up of the grooms hands, showing off his wedding ring, monogrammed dress shirt, and monogrammed cuff links.
The groom adjusts his father's bow tie before the wedding

The groom's embroidered dress shirt with his wedding date underneath the collar.

The groomsmen drink before the wedding and toast to the groom.

The inside of the father of the bride's suit jacket has been customized with his name and "father of the bride" in gold script.

Left: the bride's mother and sisters smile and help the bride get in her dress. Right: a portrait of the bride in her dress and veil, holding her white flowers before the ceremony.

The father of the bride smiles as he sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.

The bride hugs her father after he sees her in her dress for the first time.

The bride gives her parents sentimental letters before the ceremony.

The bride and her parents laugh after reading the letters she wrote for them.

The groom smiles and clutches his chest after seeing his bride for the first time during their first look.

Left: The groom smiles and covers his mouth after seeing his bride for the first time in her dress. Right: the groom hugs his bride after the first look.

A portrait of the bride and groom in the Driskill hotel in front of a white tree decoration and florals.

Left: A portrait of the bride holding her cascading white bouquet and looking out the window. Right: a portrait of the groom looking out the window

Left: a portrait where the groom holds the bride from behind and kisses her forehead. Right: The bride and groom hold each other and smile, framed by the ornate drapery and window they stand in front of.

The bride and groom hold hands and laugh as they walk together in the streets of Austin, Texas.

The bride and groom hold hands and laugh with their families during the ketubah ceremony.

An aerial shot of the bride walking up the stairs to the ceremony, arm-in-arm with her father.

The bride and her father, arm-in-arm, look at each other and smile before he walks her down the aisle.

The bride and groom look up at the chuppah with their names embroidered.

The bride holds the grooms arm and they smile at each other, standing at the altar

The bride laughs as the groom reads his vows

Left: the bride leans on the grooms shoulder at the altar. Right: the bride and groom face each other, laughing at the altar.

The groom stomps on the glass at the altar.

After crushing the glass, the groom holds up his harms and smiles. The bride and guests all laugh and applaud.

The bride and groom kiss at the altar.

The father of the bride reads a speech and the bride and groom laugh.

Left: The decorative chuppah adorned with baby's breath flowers and embroidery. Right: the table settings at the reception and white candles in tall glasses adorn the table.

Left: A shot glass, customized with the bride and groom's names and wedding date. It sits on a napkin that is also customized with the couple's initials. Right: Dozens of single white roses sitting in small glass vases sit in rows at the center of the reception tables.

The groom leads the bride to the dance floor at the reception.

The groom leads the bride to the dance floor, smiling at each other.

The bride and groom share their first dance and the bride rests her head on her husband's shoulder, smiling.

The bride and her dad face the crowd during their first dance and hold up the "hook-em" hand sign from The University of Texas at Austin.

The crowd watches the bride dance with her father as they all hold up the "hook em" hand sign from The University of Texas at Austin.

The bride and her dad face the crowd during their first dance and hold up the "hook-em" hand sign from The University of Texas at Austin. The dad cheers and the bride looks at him and laughs.

The groom and his friends dance and kick their legs together at the reception.

The groom and one of his groomsmen hold hands and spin as the guests circle them and cheer on the dance floor.

The father of the bride smiles from ear to ear with glee as the guests prepare to lift him up for the horah.

The bride and groom dance at the reception, smiling and laughing with each other.

The guests grab a sheet and throw the bride into the air.

The groom being lifted by the crowd, holding his hands in the air.
The groom leaps into the crowd with his arms outstretched like Superman.

The bride and groom kiss before leaving the ceremony, serenaded by a saxophone player.

The bride and groom smiling together at their after party at a dueling piano bar.

Two guests passionately singing together to the music.

The piano player plays song after song, taking requests from the audience.

The guests wrap their arms around each other, hold their hands in the air and sing loudly to the music.

The bride and groom kiss as their guests at the after party cheer.

The bride and groom smile and enjoy the after party with their friends.

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 and brand 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 country. 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.