Ashley & Brandon are getting married!

Ashley and Brandon will exchange vows on 6/10/17 at The Sanctuary at Amala Foundation in Austin, TX.

RSVP here!

Our Story

In April of 2015, Ashley and Brandon met at Lupe Tortilla while eating TexMex with mutual friends. The first of many notable queso experiences for the two, although perhaps the cheesiest, it was love at first sight. They went on their first date the next day, and the rest is history.

Brandon proposed to Ashley on September 4th, 2016 after finishing the Disneyland Half Marathon together in California. A bystander quickly pointed out that long distance running is probably a really good metaphor for marriage, so feel free to insert your own pun about starting matrimony off on the right foot.

Ceremony & Reception

Both Ceremony and Reception will take place at The Sanctuary at Amala Foundation located at 1006 South 8th Street. Austin, TX 78704.

Learn more about the Amala Foundation and their humanitarian work here.


The Sanctuary is located off of South Lamar Blvd and can be accessed via Treadwell Street or Gibson Street. It is across from the Lamar Union shopping center and almost directly behind behind Gibson Bar.


Ashley and Brandon have curated Airbnb listings for Austin near the venue. Airbnb is a great way to feel like a local in Austin, and is often much more cost effective than staying in a hotel. In general, if the listing is provided from a "Superhost," it is probably very good. Please contact Brandon or Ashley if you have any questions about location.

If you're more into staying in a hotel, the South Congress Hotel and The Westin Austin Downtown are just a few of the many excellent hotels in located nearby.

Weekend Activities

Thursday 6/8 · Preshow

7pm Dinner at Polvo's - All Welcome

Drinks and Merriment to Follow - All Welcome

Friday 6/9 · Rehearsal & Welcome

9:30am Ceremony Rehearsal - Invitation Only

10am Rehearsal Brunch at Kerbey Lane Cafe - Invitation Only

7pm Welcome Party at Salt Lick BBQ - All Welcome (BYOB & Cash Only)

Saturday 6/10 · Main Event

4pm Cocktail Hour

5pm Ceremony & Reception

Sunday 6/11 · Encore

12pm Brunch @ Café No Sé - All Welcome


If you feel inclined, help us furnish our new home or make a donation to one of our favorite nonprofits, Austin Pets Alive:

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Austin?

Drive, fly to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, or take a train to the Austin Amtrak station (1.2mi from the ceremony venue!).

Where do I park?

There is limited street parking on Gibson, 8th, and Treadwell Street. However, it is probably easier to park in the parking structure next to the Alamo Drafthouse across the street, or find street parking near the Mary Lee Foundation. Most street parking is free around the venue, however please do NOT park in front of the residential house next to the Sanctuary.

Austin doesn't have Uber or Lyft?!?

Don't panic. Ridesharing is still the best way to get around Austin. Download Fare, Fasten, or RideAustin. They all work very well and are functionally similar to Uber/Lyft.

If you're parking downtown for any reason, ParkX is another great app to pay the meter from your phone

Please remember to not drink and drive ♥

What's the attire?

Casual/festive attire.

Please note that the dance floor is the foundation's yoga studio and most of the venue is outside; it is not recommended to wear stilleto-type heels if you plan on shaking your groove thang with us (which you should!). Flats, wedges, and wider heels are fine.

Will there be alcohol?

Beer and wine will be provided.

Did Ashley make this whole website from scratch?

You know it. Almost every part of the wedding is DIY!

Are Brandon and Ashley going on a Honeymoon?

Absolutely! They're headed for the jungle-beach country, Belize.

Wedding Party


Michelle Hsieh Pho

Nina Williams

Farah Maredia


Shawyon Salimnejad

Matt Phillips

Kelvin Hsieh Pho

Master of Ceremonies

Howard Hsieh

Canine of Honor

Mozzie Clark

Parents of the Bride

David Woodall

Jackie Woodall

Parents of the Groom

Lori & Darren Stearns

Don & DeAnn Clark

See you in Austin!