On Sunday I met my future daughter-in-law downtown to visit a few more potential wedding venues.
I was happy she asked me to tag along with her...
...and happy she didn't mind me randomly snapping photos.
The first stop was The Mansion on Judges' Hill, a beautiful old home situated not too far from the University of Texas campus.
I've passed it often and hoped for a peek inside.
And I finally got it!
Unfortunately, I was busy listening to our host sharing information about weddings and didn't get any shots inside the old house, which is a shame because it was just as I imagined it, full of beautiful Victorian details.
All of the above were taken in the other buildings which include the hotel and event center... also very beautiful, but lacking the history of the old home.
Except for these crape myrtle trees, above, planted by the original owner's daughter in 1900.
The next stop was the AT&T Guest Center on the University of Texas campus.
My FDIL promised her dad she'd take a look - he's a UT grad and bleeds orange.
She, however, is a Texas Tech grad.
There was just too much burnt orange splashed around this place for her comfort.
"Ring out the old, ring in the new, ring out the false, ring in the true." ~ Tennyson
Our next stop was just down the highway and out a few twisty roads from Austin... perfect for a pure Texas wedding.
I'll post those photos tomorrow...