This weekend I had the opportunity to go to Texas with the talented Brittany LeSueur. She had booked a wedding to photograph and asked me to be her travel companion for the trip. I honestly didn't think we'd have nearly as much fun as we did, and eventually found myself thinking "you know, I could totally live here!"
We arrived pretty late Thursday night in Houston and went straight to the hotel. That morning we headed to the Houston LDS Temple where the bride and groom were married.
I could not get over all of the gorgeous magnolia trees and flowers on the temple grounds. I seriously wanted to pick all of them and make a bouquet for myself. The grounds there are simply stunning.
I've started referring to Brittany as "The Master" lately. She is seriously so knowledgable when it comes to photography, and taught me so much on our trip! Having the opportunity to second shoot for her was such a privilege!
After the Temple shoot, we met up with our friend Niki from The WE Project for a short lunch. It was such a treat to see her! From there we made the 4 hour drive to Dallas, where the reception would be held the next day. I'm kicking myself for not taking any pictures of that drive. For desert dwellers like us it was amazing to drive through all the lush greenery and farmland.
We didn't arrive in Dallas till the evening, and once we settled into the hotel we were starving. I knew we needed to get some Tex-Mex while there, and we had about a hundred people tell us to to go Pappasito's. According to Brittany, it wasn't nearly spicy enough (I'm inclined to agree), but overall I enjoyed it.
The next morning we headed downtown for a late breakfast at Bread Winners Cafe and oh. my. gosh. Best food ever in the most charming restaurant! We both ordered the Napolean French Toast, and it was to die for. I would seriously move to Dallas tomorrow just to be able to eat there all the time.
The highlight of the trip for me was visiting the JFK Memorial and the 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. We couldn't have picked a better place to visit for Memorial Weekend in my opinion. I'm kind of a history nerd, so I was blown away to see everything there. To be able to stand in the same room where Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK from, and walk across the street where the President was shot was just beyond cool to me.
From the museum we tried to to go Sammy's BBQ for lunch, but it was closed! We were SO ticked! We ended up at Smoke BBQ, where I had the most glorious beef brisket of all time! My mouth is waterin just thinking about the BBQ sauce! After we scarfed our food we had to high tail it to the reception, and on the way we hit the worst traffic! We barely made it in time. The reception was out in the country held at the most adorable barn! Aside from all the mosquito bites I got, it was one of the most pretty wedding receptions I've ever seen. We headed back downtown for dinner where I introduced Britt to chicken and waffles at Chicken Scratch. We were so exhausted from our adventures that I practically slept the entire plane ride home the next morning.
Our trip was a freakin blast, and it totally helps that Brittany is one of the most fun people I've ever traveled with! I'm so glad she is as adventurous as me and enjoyed eating all the good food Texas had to offer! I can't wait to travel with that girl again sometime!!!