We had a ton of fun spending the afternoon with Kim and Andrew in Austin! I knew we’d be friends when I found out one of their favorite restaurants is Kerbey Lane!!
Our first stop was the University of Texas campus, which had some pretty awesome photo spots!
How cool are these light fixtures?? The super cool blue door and fixtures were a great compliment to Kim’s pretty blue eyes.
Kim and Andrew met while they were students at UT. It was fun venturing around the campus with them!
Love the way these tree photos turned out!!
We found an awesome courtyard that was tucked away in the middle of campus.
Then we traveled over to the Long Center, next to Lady Bird Lake.
Super cool outfits. Super cool shoes!!
Then we had a chance to grab dinner together at Kerbey Lane, where they went on their first date!!
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A few words from the couple…
K: So I was supposed to study abroad in Jaen, Spain my junior year at UT, but the trip was canceled due
to low enrollment. On the recommendation of a trustworthy professor, I ended up embarking instead to
Santander with a group of about 40 students (none of whom I was the least bit familiar with!). It turns
out that one of those fellow Longhorns was the dashing Andrew Escamilla. He ended up sitting next to
me in our Spanish literature class (I swear it was because that was the only seat left), and so every day
we got to discuss some excellent novels of which the details I surely do not remember. While in Spain,
Andrew was adored by many, so nothing really became of our scholarly connection (to my dismay) . . .
until . . . We returned to the states a few weeks later and were back at UT. On that very gigantic campus,
respective apartments (only a block apart!) The true magic ensued when he attended my surprise 21st
birthday party, with a gift of a bottle of wine & coke (a favorite Spanish concoction of mine).
A: I remember meeting Kim the first night we were in Spain when we all went out for drinks after the
welcoming dinner. I thought she was really cute, but we didn’t talk much that night due to all the
commotion of the plaza. It wasn’t until our first literature class that I had a chance to talk with her. I
walked in late and saw there were only 2 seats left in class. There was a seat next to my roommate who
was waving me down, and one seat next to Kim who had flashed me a smile. I made the best decision of
my life and sat next to Kim. I spent the rest of the summer trying to make her laugh in class. We didn’t
see each other much outside of class and once the program ended I didn’t think I would see her again.
That was until I ran into her on [UT] campus a few months later. We actually rode the same bus to
our apartments, and had classes around the same time. We ran into each other a few more times on
campus, and then one day I got an invitation from Kim’s roommate for her surprise 21st birthday party.
I remembered Kim mentioning how much she liked Calimochos in Spain so I brought her some wine &
coke as a present. We sat up that night talking way past when everyone else had left. Sparks flew and
trumpets blew and I was smitten. I guess you can say the rest is history…
When was your first date? Where did you go? Did you hit it off right away?
Our true first date was over Thanksgiving break, Fall 2007. We had both returned to Austin after
spending time with our families, and decided to hang out since other friends had not come back into
town. It was arranged via Facebook messaging if I remember correctly. We went and had dinner at
Kerbey Lane café on campus. We both agree that yes, we “hit it off” right away.
What is one of your favorite memories together?
Although there are many favorite little moments that we have shared, I think one of the more notable
ones was our first real vacation together, when we flew to New York City and spent a week with my sister
who lives there. We did lots of the typical touristy visits to museums and famous New York sites, but the
best part was just spending time together without worrying about work, school, etc.
What are some things y’all like to do together?
We like spending time at home together with our cat, Bootsie. We often cook dinner together, read to
each other, play old board games, or watch classic movies. When we go out, we usually
end up perusing the aisles of Half Price Books or second-hand stores for
antique furniture (Kim’s favorite!) or going to grab some dinner.
How did he propose?
We shopped around for a bit and picked out the diamond right around New Year’s. The ring still had to
be assembled so we knew it wouldn’t come in for a few weeks. About a week later, I came home from
school on Friday afternoon and we went to dinner that evening. When we came home from dinner, I fell
asleep on the couch (exhausted from my first week back at work!). It was probably around midnight that
Andrew woke me up and was making me come into the kitchen for something (I couldn’t figure out why
he wouldn’t just let me sleep!) and it turned out to be the ring! He proposed and later that weekend we
drove to my parents’ house in Sulphur Springs to share the news.
What are you looking forward to most on your wedding day?
We’re really excited about seeing all of our friends and family together, especially the ones we don’t get to
spend time with very often! I think other than “making it official”, we’re most looking
forward to dancing the night away together and some delicious food!
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Happy Day Media in action!
Kim & Andrew it was great getting to know you guys and we’re really excited about photographing your wedding in December!