Ellen + Kevin | Wedding at the Driskill in Austin, Texas

Ellen and Kevin are energetic, funny, hella smart, and pretty untraditional. While they originally discussed plans of eloping, the couple decided they wanted an event their friends and family could celebrate with them. Guests flew in from out of state, out of country, and out of continent to witness their marriage, and Ellen and Kevin planned a memorable bash at the Driskill in downtown Austin, Texas for them!

A traditional how-we-met story does not truly reflect these two and their relationship. Instead, on their wedding website, the following description they wrote more accurately conveys their humor and adoration of each another: Kevin and Ellen “were meant to be together, like breakfast and tacos.” Their friends also noted that the couple’s combined intellect made them “sharper than a family of porcupine hiding under a cactus patch” and that they “were nicer than drinking a cold shiner while eating free chips and queso.” After the announcement of their marriage, the local newspaper reported that residents were so excited that they felt “more jittery than a barrel full of rattlesnakes on a tin roof during a hot summer’s day.”

These sarcastic souls chose the Driskill in downtown Austin as their wedding venue. It was a celebration of the couple’s love of city! They met in high school in Austin after all, and continued dating as they attended college at the University of Texas. Both are pursuing doctorate degrees, so they are quite the power couple. Although they live out of state, Austin was a place they could bring all of their family and friends from college together and party like crazy!

Ellen and Kevin have impeccable style. I was more than slightly obsessed with Ellen’s Pronovias dress, which was so very romantic, but also had an edge with its sheer bodice. The guys killed it in their Vera Wang tuxes. While their wedding was romantic with its soft colors and lighting, Ellen’s dance with her brother and father to Gangnam Style signaled that a fun-filled dance party was on its way!! Their feet scarcely left the dance floor until the end of the night when their guests bid them farewell with rose petals. Their horse drawn carriage took them off into the streets of Austin.

Ellen and Kevin, thank you so much for having me capture your wedding! It was an absolute blast to work with y’all!! Cheers to you and to your many adventures that lie ahead!

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Venue | The Driskill

Coordinator | Kate Hwang

Florals | Lakeline Florist

DJ | Complete Entertainment

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