Ben and Brett as grooms standing in a hallway on their wedding day in Austin TX captured by Nikk Nguyen Photo

Fun and Easy Wedding With A Hint of the Tropics | Ben + Brett

The modern-yet-timeless atmosphere of the South Congress Hotel is a memorable venue for any celebration and is sure to bring some Austin charm to your big day (plus it’s one of Nikk’s picks)! Searching for something fun and easy, Ben and Brett decided the hotel offered everything they were looking for.

Worry-Free Day at the Hotel

The couple knew they wanted to keep things as worry-free as possible, so the all-in-one availability of the South Congress Hotel seemed like the answer. Keeping the guest list trimmed down helped reduce stress and ensured that Ben and Brett had time to enjoy everyone who attended. From getting ready to taking family portraits, it was clear they were having a perfect day together.

Fun and Easy, Musical and Vibrant

Ben and Brett spend a lot of time in Costa Rica, so they wanted to capture that tropical atmosphere with plenty of plants and greenery. Intense bursts of red flowers amidst all the green gave an overall vibrancy to the decor and event. Music was important to both of them, so having a live band and a DJ was essential. Cocktail hour by the pool while enjoying the band was a memorable experience and one of the couple’s favorite memories from the day.

Enjoyed by All

 “Don’t feel pressured to plan the traditional wedding activities and things. Plan what’s important to you and skip the rest.“

It’s clear that Brett and Ben’s family and friends were overjoyed to attend, as everyone is smiling and laughing throughout the event. Emotions were stirring at the ceremony as some attendees watched with smiles on their faces and hands on their hearts. The couple recommend starting to plan early on with a budget that fits your needs and expectations, and to not feel pressured into inviting every person you know. Keeping the guest list short creates a more enjoyable and intimate experience for everyone. Fun and easy is exactly what Ben and Brett got.


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Talented Vendors:

Planning: Sammi Hintz with Wishful Weddings

Photography: Nikk Nguyen Photo

Venue: South Congress Hotel

Florals: Wild Bunches Floral

Band: Type A Rocks

DJ: Brett Hopkin/WHOiSEE – whoisee.info@gmail.com 

Cake: Dream Bakery

Custom Tuxes: Suit Supply

Audio Guestbook: After the Tone


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