When we initially picked the date for our wedding, we had no idea that it fell on Kentucky Derby Day. And since we planned a brunch reception, we wanted to be able to spend a little extra time with our family and friends who had traveled a long distance to celebrate with us. So it worked at perfectly that after the reception, we were able to walk across the street to the W Austin. We lucked out by getting almost an entire room to ourselves and toasted with drinks and watched the Derby for the rest of the afternoon. We ended up staying for about 3 hours before we finally called it a day and headed to our hotel. It was such a great extension of an already perfect day, and we had so much fun just kicking back with our friends. We suggested the idea of ladies wearing fascinators, and I know we must have looked like an interesting bunch to the other guests surrounding us. But it made the day even that much better, if that was at all possible.
After our post-wedding fun, Hank and I headed a few blocks away to the Hotel San Jose on South Congress. We ordered a pizza from Home Slice, put our feet up and relaxed on the balcony of our beautiful hotel room. We ended our wedding weekend with breakfast tacos and a relaxing morning enjoying our room before heading home to start the rest of our lives.