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We could start this blog out marveling at the classic beauty that is Barr Mansion, but I think we should start from even further back! Jess and Andy’s feels like a truly classic love story and we’d be remiss not to share it.
They met on Bumble only five months after Andy arrived in Austin from his home in Dublin, Ireland – talk about a meet cute!! Their dogs are a huge part of their lives (they even brought sweet Seamus the first time they met us) and their troublesome puppers were one of the first things they bonded over. Although they weren’t on the same page for their Tuesday first date on Rainey…Jess was expecting one drink, Andy voted bar hopping!! But they were immediately enamored! After the date, Andy said he walked back to his apartment hoping to but not feeling confident that he would ever see Jess’ lovely smile again.
Shortly after, they ‘temporarily’ moved in together. Andy even took Jess back to Ireland to meet his family!! The cold was a surprise to Jess who was used to the Texas heat. Can you blame her? While overseas, they develop their mutual love for hiking and adventuring. Little did they know, that would become an integral part of their story! That mutual love grew this summer when Andy got down on one knee after a long hike in Yosemite – and the rest is history!!!
When we asked them what they were most looking forward to about their wedding, they said spending time with their families. Andy’s family is back in Ireland, and to have them here celebrating alongside Jess’s family will be so sweet!! Everyone will be staying at the Creek Haus, which is all the better! We cannot wait for that day in March!!
We had so much fun with you two!! Barr Mansion has so many beautiful places to explore! The love you two share is so evident, and makes y’all so wonderful to be around!! We can’t wait to see you again on your wedding day!! That sweet spring day will be here so soon! Xoxo, Holly & AJ
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