The Inn at Wild Rose Hall Wedding: Davya + Drew by Kelly Costello

Drew met Davya near the turn of the millennium at Sleepy Hollow Elementary.  They were both young, bright, starry-eyed, and recently moved into the area. Drew, feeling that Davya and him could really connect over their mutual experiences being “new kids”, drummed up some courage and asked the girl to go steady.  That didn’t seem like a square deal to Davya, so she declined.  

11 years later in the famous Texas town of Lubbock,  their passed crossed again, destined to be intermingled at last.  Drew ran into Davya at a tailgate party and immediately went to work putting on the moves.  They ended up conversing through the night, allowing Drew to seal the deal within weeks.  After a few months, they were in love!   They spent the early part of their relationship supporting each other through college,  and together the graduated at Texas Tech.  After graduation, they relocated to Midland, TX.

In April 2016,  Davya and Drew took a vacation to Charlston, SC.  On a particularly beautiful East Coast evening,  our couple went on a walk to view the epic Ravenel Bridge.  It was there, where Drew got down on one knee and asked Davya to spend the rest of their lives together in marriage.  She said yes!!

Davya and Drew were wed at The Inn at Wild Rose Hall in Austin, Texas in September.   They had a beautiful sunlit ceremony with heartfelt moments throughout.  The night ended outside under a dance floor of twinkling lights with a rendition of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”, the wedding party all singing at the top of their lungs.

Thank you, Davya and Drew, for giving us the opportunity to photograph your amazing day.  We wish you all the best and a happy life together! 
 

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A special thanks to all the amazing vendors! 
Venue: The Inn at Wild Rose Hall
Coordinator Name: Sarah Armstrong from Anchor and Veil
Florals: Central Market
Food: Pint House Pizza
Custom Wedding Dress: Kira Kouture
Photographer: Kelly Costello Photography
DJ: Live Oak
Second Shooter: Ryan Snow
Cake: Cake Central Market and Chuy(Tres Leches) 

 

East Austin Engagement Photography: Jason + Valerie by Kelly Costello

Valerie and Jason first met during the first Pop Austin art event on east 5th at Fair Market in October 2014. They learned that they both grew up in the same area, and left good impressions on each other.  Valerie probably thought they would never meet again, but Jason was so smitten by Valerie that he was secretly trying to facilitate a second encounter through a mutual friend.  They wouldn't meet again until 12 months after their introduction.  By chance, Jason ran into Valerie at Jeffry’s restaurant, where they were reacquainted.  After this meeting, they connected via email and Valerie brought Jason onboard for a fundraising event, where they shared their first dance.  From there, a deluge of romance ensued.  

On the Saturday morning of the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend,  Jason had a surprise for Valerie.  He told her that he had two presents for her, and she guessed that it was probably coffee and a breakfast taco.  She was very surprised to find that the first gift was a small, hand-painted matchbox that read “You’re my perfect match”.  She had fancied to collect one like it at an art exhibit organized by Jason last summer.  She was so distracted first gift, she completely forgot there was a second one.  Valerie turned to find Jason holding a ring box.  First she asked to touch it, then she requested him to propose over and over in different accents.  She commanded Alexa to play Celebration by Kool & the Gang, to which they danced and cried.  

Jason and Valerie’s engagement shoot was so fun!  We wanted the shoot to be relaxed but also intimate so we started inside their apartment, where they played cards and recreated an old photo of Valerie’s parents.  After that, we took to the streets of East Austin for a little walking and shooting.  

Thank you, Valerie and Jason, for picking me as your photographer, this shoot was so unique and fun!  I absolutely cannot wait for your wedding day!
 

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