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Hamilton Pool Elopement: Kaija & Stephen's Hamilton Pool Wedding

Updated: Dec 12, 2020

November 17, 2020. Fall is no where to be found in Austin, Texas other than some scant yellowing of certain trees in the hill country. It was a warm day, it was my birthday AND it was Kaija and Stephen's wedding day.

I feel so honored to be doing what I love on any given day but sharing my birthday with an amazing couple like Kaija and Stephen is just an added layer of fun to an already special day.

Kaija and Stephen's story is an adorable one. One in which they started off as neighboors in the same apartment building and ended up with a beautiful elopement at Hamilton Pool. Gus (their pooch) as mentioned by their very close friend who officated the ceremony, was "double booked" as wasn't able to attend the wedding but was able to meet his newly wedded parents at a near by park to make his debut for family photos... he's a busy boy. However he came well dressed for the occasion with his "best dog" bandana around his neck.

amilton pool is such an incredible location to say I do. There are a few caveats to be aware of if this is something you are considering. Hamilton Pool is a reservation only park. They do not accept checks or card and any payments made to get into the park must be cash only. There are only two reservation slots a day; 9am and 2pm with each slot only allowing guest to stay 2.5 hours. This is a land under preservation which is why there are restrictions such as those. In addition Hamilton pool only allowss 60 (or so) reservations per 2.5 hour slot and in the summer and spring time these reservations fill ups MONTHS in advanced!

Kaija and Stephen luckily had their elopement on a weekday in the fall. No swimming is allowed at this time therefore by default with those circumstances there were not a lot of visitors that were around to intrude on the elopement by the pool. At least nothing a little photoshop could handle ;)

The best news of all is that it's free to get married at Hamilton Pool. Rangers there have been some of the first to congratulate couples who wed there. If planned correctly and with consideration Hamilton Pool is the perfect location to have a beautiful hill country Texas elopement.

Photography by: Rebekah Paul Photography

Location: Hamilton Pool + Reimers Ranch

MUA: Mandalin Collective

Florals: Bohemian Branches

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