I’ve really missed you guys over the past few weeks. Thanks for being so great, patient and understanding while I got myself hitched and enjoyed the most amazing honeymoon ever with my new hubby. More on all that soon — I promise! And speaking of getting hitched, I don’t have any photos to prove it yet, but it definitely happened and was the best day of my life. I can’t wait to share all the details and photos with you guys when I can, but as for now I thought I’d start recapping our honeymoon! Sort of like working backwards. And by the way, it’s 5am right now as I type this and I’m incredibly jet lagged so please excuse any weirdness that might come out in this post. We got home the day before yesterday and my body seems to still think it’s high up in the Swiss Alps. Hopefully it will get the memo soon and I can start sleeping again like a normal person.
Anyway, back to our wedding night. We hopped into our little maroon rental car at 11pm that night, completely exhausted but on such a high that only your wedding day can bring. Adam reached for my hand and we drove through the quiet Austin night together for the first time as husband and wife. Cards, water bottles and luggage littered that rental car and I remember just leaning my head on Adam’s shoulder, feeling so blessed, grateful and completely in love.
We were lucky enough to spend our wedding night at Travaasa Austin, one of the most beautiful and serene places I have ever been. It was a muggy evening, the rain had just cleared up after a two day long downpour, leaving Texas hill country soaked and soggy. We didn’t care — the rain actually let up an hour before our outdoor wedding ceremony — but I can only imagine how gorgeous the view would be in good weather.
Our room had a small balcony looking out over miles and miles of hill country. I had never really experienced this side of Austin before and couldn’t believe how beautiful it was!
In the morning, we feasted on thick buttermilk pancakes, bacon and loads of black coffee. Someday I really hope we can visit Travaasa again so I can experience more of their delicious food! Everything tasted incredibly fresh and delicious.
After breakfast, we made our way to the spa, where we enjoyed, hands down, the best massage of my life. We opted for the “double trouble” couples massage and the past few days/weeks/months of stress and wedding anxiety melted away with the smooth voice of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Seriously, I can’t even explain how amazing this massage was — knowing my husband was four feet from me, experiencing the same level of pure bliss + relaxation that I was. All the anticipation of our honeymoon in full force.
So. so. tired! But so excited to hop on a plane at 4pm to Paris. We only stayed at Travaasa one night before renting a car and driving to Dallas to catch our flight abroad.
Stay tuned for next time when I’ll share more about the first leg of our journey — Paris!
Disclosure: Travaasa kindly hosted us, but all opinions are our own.