Hannah and Matthew's Wedding Site

Wedding Details

Ceremony and Reception at Gruene Estate

1030 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM -- 11:00 PM
Attire: Semi-formal

Parking

Plenty of parking is available at Gruene Estate.
Please follow the signs to make sure you're in the right spot.
If you're planning on drinking, consider using Uber or Lyft.

Photography

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Pre-Wedding Festivities

We'd love a chance to see everyone before the big day. We will be hanging out at the Grapevine in Historic Gruene on Friday evening around 7:00 PM. If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello!

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Planning Your Stay

We invite you to join us in New Braunfels, Texas!


Getting in

New Braunfels is located right in between two airports. You fly into either Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) or San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

We'd recommend renting a car if you're planning on staying for the weekend so that you can get out and explore! Uber and Lyft are also available in the area to take you to and from the airport as well as around town.


Where to stay

The weekend of the wedding, there is also a graduation taking place at nearby Texas State University so lodging may be filling quickly. We recommend booking early to ensure availability. We will have a block of rooms reserved at Schlitterbahn Resort. Instructions for booking to follow. All rooms must be reserved by May 10, 2020.

There are many other accomodation options available in the area. If you want to be close to the venue, there are many small bed and breakfasts located in Gruene such as the Gruene Mansion Inn and Gruene River Retreat.

Standard hotel options in New Braunfels include the Fairfield Inn & Suites New Braunfels, Hilton Garden Inn New Braunfels, and Courtyard New Braunfels River Village


Things to do

Gruene -- Food, wine, shopping, and the oldest dancehall in Texas
Downtown New Braunfels -- Antiques, boutiques, restaurants, and bars
Tubing -- Float through New Braunfels
Schlitterbahn -- Watercoasters for days
Landa Park -- Relax outdoors
San Marcos Premium Outlets -- Shop 'til you drop
Natural Bridge Caverns -- Cool off in the caves
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch -- Watch out for the ostriches

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Our Story

How did you meet?

Matt claims that he knew me in college. I claim that we met when we both moved to Seattle.


Who made the first move?

Matt asked me to drink wine and play Bananagrams at my house. I immediately got nervous and texted my roommates to come home... They all arrived and hung out with us, throwing Matt off of his game. Later that night, I felt bad and asked Matt about his feelings. The rest is history!


How did Matt Propose?

We had each decided that we were going to celebrate Christmas with our respective families. He flew to Virginia, I set off for Texas, and we each kicked off celebrations. On Christmas night, I was opening gifts with my family when the doorbell rang. I walked up to the door and it was Matt! My parents had been prepared for this, so they had our snow machine up and running on the front porch. We went outside and Matt was clearly bracing himself to ask the big question. As he was ramping up, a Suburban full of kids pulled up to the house and proceeded to start playing in our snow machine. We patiently waited and once they left, he pulled out the ring and I said YES! We went inside and had a champagne toast with my very happy and teary family.

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Wedding Registry

We recently bought our first house and are looking forward to starting our life together. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and love!

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We hope you can join us!

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