The Wedding of

David Sassen & Michael Hollinger


David R. Sassen

Michael C. Hollinger

Are Getting Married

on May 12, 2018 — Austin, Texas

The Wedding Day

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Grooms

Mike and David met over tea in 2011, just before Mike started an assignment in Taiwan. What should’ve been a ~30 minute coffee turned into a couple of hours, a relationship maintained across an ocean, and years of fun together.

David R. Sassen

David is a native Austinite who loves making video games, exploring Austin's restaurants, and cheering on his Longhorns.

Michael C. Hollinger

Mike calls Austin his adopted home, by way of Taipei. A geek at heart, Mike's usually taking apart or building one of several side projects. When he's not tinkering, he's either running on a trail, or trying out a new recipe.

Our Story

  • An Evening Tea

    July 12, 2011

    We agreed to a short after-work coffee date that turned into an evening of chatting over tea.

  • First Date

    July 14, 2011

    Our first official date was a viewing of Trollhunter, a foreign-language sci-fi mockumentary. It was surprisingly fun.

  • Love Across the Pacific

    April 1, 2012

    Mike moved to Taiwan for a two-year assignment. We spoke every day while apart, and got to travel together to Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

  • Downtown Life

    January 1, 2014

    After Mike returned from Taiwan, we moved into a new home - a high-rise condo off of Rainey Street.

  • We're Engaged!

    July 14, 2017

    After a night out celebrating our six year anniversary, David suggested that we should get married. I agreed. ;-)

Wedding Weekend Events

Our Wedding & Reception

Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Directions Website

Saturday 12 May 2018
05:30 PM 10:00 PM

The garden will be open to our guests at 5 pm. The ceremony will start at 5:30 pm sharp at the arbor. Please feel free to sit anywhere you choose.

We invite you to explore the sculpture garden immediately following the ceremony. Dinner, dancing and cake will immediately follow on the terrace, ending at 10 pm.

Sunday Brunch

Topgolf Austin
2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758

Directions Website

Sunday 13 May 2018
11:30 AM 02:30 PM

We invite you to join us Sunday for a special brunch at Topgolf. Relax over food, beverages, and a friendly round of topgolf. Don't forget about Mother's Day!

You Are Invited!

Please RSVP below or by mail by April 7th, 2018!


Our wedding takes place in downtown Austin, near Zilker Park. We've secured a room block with Aloft Austin Downtown, but there are plenty of other great hotels in Austin if you would prefer. We've provided a sampling below.

Aloft Austin

$199 per night

Aloft Room Block
(Book before April 11th!)

Hyatt Regency Austin

$259 - $294 per night

Hyatt Info

Extended Stay America - Town Lake

$144 - $185 per night

Extended Stay Info

Hilton Austin

$229 - $259 per night

Hilton Info


We are very grateful to have everything we need for our home together. So in lieu of traditional gifts, if you should feel so moved, please consider contributing to our honeymoon registry.

Mike & David's Registry