Archives for December 2019
Meet Lindsey and Carl! This sweet couple with the help of Brittany Barclay took their engagement pictures out at The French Farmhouse and are getting married in 2020!
So How Did they meet?
Lindsey Here.. Carl and I met through mutual friends in May of 2015 I had just finished my freshman year of college, and had plans to attend a sorority sisters birthday party the last weekend before I moved home for the summer. My best friend (and now bridesmaid!) invited her boyfriend to come with us, and he brought a friend from the Army that was visiting him for the weekend. That friend ended up being Carl, and the two of us spent the entire party talking only to each other. I honestly didn’t think anything would come of it, because he was still stationed in Washington state and I was living in Lubbock, Texas. But we exchanged phone numbers and spent the entire next year talking to each other long-distance. Thank God for Skype haha. A little over a year after we first met, he moved to Lubbock to live with his friend that he’d come to the birthday party with, and we’ve been together ever since. He eventually moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, so out of the almost five years we’ve known each other, we’ve been long-distance three and a half of those. It’s definitely been tough at times, but we’ve both put in the effort to make time for our relationship, so I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How Did Carl Propose?
Carl proposed to me almost a year ago! For months, he had been planning an elaborate scavenger hunt. On Christmas Eve, Carl gave me a card that had the first clue inside. It was totally unexpected and I had no idea what was coming. We spent the evening revisiting all our special places and memories. Clues were hidden in the Christmas Tree at my childhood home, the fireplace where we loved to make s’mores on summer nights, on my desk in my classroom, and more. The final clue lead us to a beach on Lake Texoma. He had planned this night down to the minute, with our arrival lining up with the most picture-perfect sunset spreading across the horizon. At the edge of the water, he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. By that point I had kind of caught on to what was happening and was SO nervous haha, but obviously I said yes!
What are you most excited about getting married?
There are so many things about getting married that I’m excited about. Obviously I’m counting down the days (seconds, really) to our wedding, but I’m most excited about no longer living in separate places! The majority of our relationship has been spent living in different places and while I’ve loved all the long weekends and holiday breaks we’ve gotten to spend together, I cannot wait to leave behind the long drives, late nights, different time zones, and that longing feeling that I can’t seem to shake every time we’re apart. I know every one says this, but Carl is truly my best friend, and I’m just excited to spend every day of my life with him.
We are so excited for you two and can’t wait to see the fabulous pictures from your big day!! Thank you for choosing The French Farmhouse to take your engagement photos!
Ladies and Gentlemen the Future Mr. & Mrs. Buxton! Tanner and Brooke were the first ever couple to get engaged out at The French Farmhouse Venue! Tanner and Brooke as friends of Kelsey just planned on coming by and checking out the venue and saying hi.. little did Brooke know that Tanner had a whole different plan in place …
Tanner had a bible with her new last name on it and her engagement ring waiting for her on the bench which is right behind “The Inn” along the prayer trail along with hidden Photographer Randi Michelle hiding in a bush!
After not knowing why tanner had her walking the trail in her booties she got asked the question she will remember the rest of her life, “Will you marry me?”
Tanner telling Brooke that both families were hiding inside the house!!
They ran out with excitement and the fact that they both just gained a new family member!!
The Future Mr. and Mrs. Buxton plan on getting married sometime in 2020 and we can’t wait to watch their love story unfold!!
Introducing Kyle and Emily, The Future Mr. & Mrs. Hodges!! Kyle brought out the equipment for the venue construction and next thing you know is they found their wedding venue!! We can’t wait for these two to get married on October 24, 2020!
Question: How did you meet?
Answer: We actually met each other when we were about 5 years old. Our parents were friends before we were even thought of. We remember spending time together at the lake and many Relay for Life volunteer events. Once we were older and more involved in school, we didn’t see much of each other growing up on opposite ends of Denton. The next time I saw Kyle was at my high school graduation, when I invited his mom and he ended up coming along. After that we went our separate ways to college. Low and behold two and a half years later, we ran back into each other one night when we were out with friends. We hit it off like no time had passed, and I eventually pursued my nursing degree at Sam Houston State. Where Kyle was playing golf on scholarship and working toward his business degree. Once we both graduated, we moved back to Denton, and I would say the rest is history!
How did Kyle propose?
It’s Emily here, from my side of it we were just having a family dinner to celebrate his sister being home form Scotland. We were all meeting at his parents house because Kyle’s mom wanted to take family pictures for Christmas cards since we are leaving on a family trip to Scotland in November. After I finished getting ready we were about to walkout of the apartment and I needed to put my rings on (thumb and right ring finger.) As I was putting on my rings Kyle said to me “aren’t you missing a ring”… this is his ohh so sarcastic personality coming out. Since I knew he was joking we just laughed it off. Once we arrived to his parents house, we made our way to the patio. As usual I take the camera, and take their photo, then just one of Kyle and Kelsey. Kyle said to me “hey let’s go ahead and take one too.” Since we have been really bad about taking pictures when we have been dressed up lately, I didn’t think anything of it. We take our picture, and my goofy self is making funny faces after we took the serious ones. Until I feel Kyle kinda pull away from me, all the sudden I see him unzip his vest pocket and get down on one knee!! Of course I said YES!!!!!!!! Then we were off to the family dinner that was planned just for us!!!
What are you most excited about getting married/ your wedding day?
We are looking forward to the next chapter of our life. Finding our first home and starting a family. Maybe adding another dog to the mix also. Cooper needs a friend to run around with in the backyard we have pictured. We get to be husband and wife, centering our marriage around God and the love we have for each other. We are also ready to share this day and celebration with all of our friends and family. Now just to wait for October 24, 2020!!
Why Did you choose The French Farmhouse Venue?
This was the first venue that we visited in search for our perfect day. Kyle is providing the equipment for the construction, at this stage in the building process. We decided to come out and see what it was all about. We spent some time looking at different venues as well, but never found one quite like The French Farmhouse. Michelle, Kelsey, and Steve welcomed us with open arms making us feel like a part of their family, and that left a lasting impression on us. We have already seen the heart Michelle and Kelsey have for each and every couple.
October 24, 2020 can not get here fast enough!!
Meet Madie + Anthony! The Future Mrs. & Mr. Brown are going to be getting married at The French Farmhouse on October 2, 2020! Madie is a woman with a vision and we are so excited to see what these two sweet souls have in store for their big day!
Question: How did y’all meet?
Answer: We are high school sweethearts!
Question: How did you get engaged?
Answer: Anthony and I took a weekend trip to visit one of his best friends in New Orleans. He proposed in front of the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter! It was a COMPLETE surprise (though it was definitely time…we’ve been together for over 7 years!). He had the ring hidden in the cup holder in the back seat of the car. He actually proposed on July 20, 2019 which is also my sister’s birthday!
Question: Why did you pick the French farmhouse and when is your big day
Answer: exactly what I was looking for in a venue! We wanted somewhere out of busy Dallas, but not too far for friends and family. On a big, beautiful piece of land with lots of lights. We wanted options for the ceremony to be outdoors and reception to be inside without having two separate locations. Even though the venue isn’t complete yet, Michelle painted a PERFECT picture of what it would look like. I knew that this was our place! Our special day is October 2, 2020.
Question: What is the one thing you are most excited about ?
Answer: Besides marrying Anthony of course, I’m most excited about having all of our friends and family together in one place. I also can’t wait to see my wedding dreams become a reality!
Introducing Baylee Friday & Geo Kennedy, one of the first couples to be getting married at The French Farmhouse Venue! If you get the chance to meet them and spend more than 5 seconds with them you know they are head over heels in love with each other. We cannot wait for October 11, 2020 to be a part of Baylee & Geo’s big day and a life time of happiness!
Question: How did you meet?
Answer: Geo and I met for the first time when we were both babies in college … we just didn’t realize it. Back in the day, he liked to run around campus dressed as a certain masked superhero— a superhero that I happened to be in love with. One day, after a year of watching this masked mystery kid run around school, I finally got the courage to go up and ask for a picture with him. The first thing I think I said was, “Hi— you don’t know me, but I love you!” We snapped the picture and went our separate ways. Fast forward a couple years. We were both seniors and needed a few extra elective credits to graduate. We ended up in an intro to music class together … neither of us wanted to be in it, but it was one of the only electives that still had openings that late in the semester. We were the only two seniors in a class full of freshman. Geo saw me and says he was immediately stricken by my great beauty. He would play piano before class and I would sing with him. He wooed me right before I graduated and eventually revealed his secret identity to me … although it took some investigating on my part!
Question: When/How did you get engaged?
Answer: We got engaged on April 19, 2019 and I was SO SURPRISED. My birthday is on the 18th, and Geo said he wanted to throw me a giant birthday party. I remember thinking it was super weird because I was turning 23— not an age usually celebrated with elaborate parties. But he really wanted to, and he got my mom onboard, so I went along with it. They hired a 19 piece swing band and rented out the ballroom Geo and I take dance lessons in. They decked it out with balloons and beautiful decorations and threw a huge party with all our friends and family … and then BAM. The plan was revealed! Geo called me up for a toast. He’d tied a red ribbon around my champagne glass … side note, when we first met, Geo and I were notorious for passing notes in class. And on that red ribbon he’d written my favorite note so far! You can guess what it said. I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t even wait for Geo to ask the question himself. I said yes and then the birthday party (which had been a ruse all along) turned into an engagement party … just like they planned.
Question: Why did you choose The French Farmhouse?
Answer: They say: “When you know, you know.” That’s how it was with the French Farmhouse. We’ve looked at so many venues all around the area and even in Dallas and Fort Worth … but none of them fully clicked. Then we came and saw the inn and the grounds and just knew it was right. We love the rural setting most of all. The drive out is beautiful, and when we saw the gorgeous tree in the back, we could picture our wedding underneath it. That’s all it took!
Question: What are we most excited about getting married ?
Answer: All of it! At the end of the day, we’re just so excited to get married! We’ve been talking about this since the very beginning of our relationship, actually. We both feel incredibly thankful that God has blessed us with one another. We’re so excited to start this big beautiful journey, and to understand the love of the Lord in a deeper and more meaningful way than ever before. To have a best friend for life— a slumber party partner and movie bud and cooking counterpart— it’s one of God’s best gifts and life’s greatest joys. We can’t wait!