Meet Brooke & Blake .. We can’t wait for them to say “I DO” and dance the night away at The Farmhouse Venue on November 21, 2020!
How did you and Blake meet?
Blake says we met twice before but I say we officially met at the Luau which was the only bar all the college kids went to in our college town in Kingsville, TX! I had already up and left to San Antonio but Blake still had one year left until he graduated. I had come into town to visit a friend and we of course went out to the Lu to have some drinks, laugh & dance! Little did I know I’d be dancing the night away with my future husband! Although, when I did officially shake his hand and meet him that night at the bar I do remember thinking “Who is this guy & I think I’m interested!” We had met through a mutual friend whom is actually one of his best friends and roommate at the time. He asked me to dance to a country song that I wish I remembered but when I noticed his swift moves & amazing cologne I was instantly intrigued! We immediately began seeing each other each weekend and that’s how our love story began, in little ol’ Kingsville, Texas!
How/when did Blake propose ?
December 27, 2019 Blake was supposed to be at work on a Friday (also my birthday) but really he was secretly at a winery in Grapevine that we used to be members of, Messina Hof decorating & setting up a room for the proposal with his family! I knew we had reservations at our favorite restaurant in Grapevine, Farina’s Winery but I had no idea that he would propose at Messina Hof just before we got to the restaurant. He did well by choosing my birthday so that I wouldn’t know what he was up to and I would be dressed nicely because hello, turning 27! Anyway, we started the night by grabbing a cocktail at Bottled In Bond in Frisco (probably so we wouldn’t run into family walking into Farina’s) then we made our way to Messina Hof & while grabbing a glass of wine he mentioned something about a dinner reservation to the bartender. At this point I was confused but he said “I just did a little something extra for your birthday.” (a LITTLE extra (; ) So we headed upstairs toward a closed door and he let me go ahead of him. When I opened up the door a photographer in the corner immediately started snapping photos (At first I felt like Beyonce getting her photo taken by poparatzi). Then I noticed the extravagant setup in the corner with huge, beautiful flowers, lit candles and on the lower table a ring box with a bright light shinning down on a beautiful diamond ring. (Blake had the ring set out on the table because I like to love on him and hug him and he didn’t want me to feel the ring box). We walked up the the table, he closed the box (LOL because I had seen the ring already) and he asked me to marry him! I said OF COURSE (about damn time in my head lol) then we headed over to Farina’s to find MOST of his family and mine there ready to celebrate with us! It was so special and such an amazing night that I’ll never forget.
Why did you choose The French Farmhouse Venue?
Blake & I wanted to sign the contract before we left the property but we had two more tours the next day and we wanted to give them a chance. While the other two were also beautiful they just didn’t feel as perfect as The French Farmhouse did. Not to mention, the experience of touring venues is so so important and we quickly learned that the owner, Michelle & daughter Kelsey at The French Farmhouse blew the hospitality standards out of the water!! We love everything about our venue from the gorgeous French pieces to the beautiful gravel road you drive down to get to the property. We couldn’t have envisioned a better place to have our special day with the people we love. Thank you, French Farmhouse for being so welcoming & friendly while helping us envision our big day! & for creating such a breathtaking space for people to celebrate their love.
What are you most excited about getting married?
We are most excited to wake up next to each other as husband and wife knowing that we are official and we’ve made it known to each other and our families that we are 100% committed to each other. We’ve been through loss, happiness, tough decisions, and adulating over the last three and a half years of dating and I love that I get to continue growing as an individual and as a unity with Blake. He is the most selfless, warm-hearted, hard working man I’ve ever known and I will proudly mirror his love and efforts as we grow through this life together.