Somehow, despite being in the same year at Vanderbilt, Caitlin Elizabeth Taylor and Killian Huger Lapeyre missed the chance to meet. It wasn’t until after graduation, when they were both living in Austin, Texas, that some of Caitlin’s friends recognized Killian at a music festival and they were introduced.
Killian wasted no time asking Caitlin out to dinner, after which Caitlin insisted they go to the Broken Spoke to two-step. Four-and-a-half happy years later, after a bike ride on St. Patrick’s Day, Killian asked Caitlin to be his dance partner forever.
The couple celebrated their engagement that night with their families and three of Caitlin’s closest friends, all of whom had snuck into town at Killian’s request, unbeknownst to Caitlin.
For the couple’s welcome party on the Thursday night before their wedding, they chose a Mexican dinner and two-stepping at the Broken Spoke, as on their first date.
Friends and family continued to celebrate the happy couple at the rehearsal dinner held outdoors at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, overlooking the lake.
On May 21, 2016, Caitlin and Killian were married at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin. Caitlin incorporated her paternal great-grandmother’s lace handkerchief and her maternal great-grandmother’s blue lavaliere into her flower bouquet. She also had an antique sixpence in her shoe for good luck.
The ceremony took place underneath a beautiful stone arch overlooking the hill country. The décor featured neutral colors, and flower arrangements mixed beautiful deep pink and white peonies accented with succulents.
At the end of the reception, Caitlin’s family released a lantern into the sky in memory of her father, who had passed away a year-and-a-half before the wedding.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Spain for a week, then returned to Atlanta, Georgia, where Caitlin is an internal medicine resident at Emory University and Killian works for the conveyance company Intralox.
Celebrant: Rev. Robert Gribble from St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin
Ceremony Music: The Arundel Ensemble string quartet and trumpet
Bride’s gown: Carol Hannah, from The Sentimentalist in Atlanta
Bride’s Veil: Sister-in-law’s (Sarah Lapeyre Stokes)
Wedding Rings: Keith Miller
Florist: Whim Florals
Invitation: Reaves Engraving in Laurinburg, North Carolina.
Caterer: Whim Events and Catering
Wedding Cake: Bride’s Table in Dripping Springs, Texas
Photographer: Abbey Henderson with Loft Photography
Hair & Makeup: LucieMarie, Austin, Texas
Music: Memphis Train Revue