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Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple

Kate + Sachin

Young Doctors in Love

An Austin Love Story

Kate and Sachin began dating as undergraduates at Rice University in Houston, and their love carried them both all the way through through Baylor College of Medicine.

An Austin native, Kate had always dreamed of getting married in her home town. Californian Sachin was easily persuaded. The couple chose Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt for its “elegant but inviting and trendy vibe,” says Kate, adding that the proximity to Rainey Street and downtown scene were pluses for their guests.

Following a separate ceremony featuring Hindu traditions, Kate and Sachin celebrated part two of their wedding day at Kimpton HVZ. The hotel’s ivy-covered wall was the picturesque scene of their “first look.” Young cousins served as ring bearers and “flower cowboy” during the ceremony in the exquisite Lady Bird Ballroom — the same spot as the reception, after a speedy “flip” by the HVZ wedding team.

“It was the best night of our lives,” says Kate. The pair is now living out their love as resident physicians in San Francisco.




“We felt supported by the HVZ community every step of the way.”

Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin
Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin
Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin
Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin
Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin

The “first look” in front of HVZ’s ivy-covered wall was a special moment for Kate and Sachin, easing their nerves before the ceremony.

Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin
Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin

“We loved the elegant but inviting and trendy vibe.”

Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin

Both ceremony and reception were held in the Lady Bird Ballroom, adorned in an elegant palette of white, gold and green, with flickering candlelight for a magical glow.

Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin
Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin

“HVZ truly cared that our wedding day reflected our personalities and values.”

Hotel Van Zandt Real Wedding Couple Kate and Sachin

Photography by: Lisa Hause Photography