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!