Future Wedding: K’Lea + AdisonFuture Wedding
Meet K’Lea & Adison! These two love birds are tying the knot on September 6, 2020 at The French Farmhouse Venue!
How did you and Adison meet?
We originally met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in May 2015. There was definitely some flirting going on from my end (K’Lea), but according to Adison, he didn’t pick up on it because he “saw her and immediately decided [he] would never have a chance with this girl”. We saw each other a few more times at the college ministry we attended, but it was a lot more of the same thing- me having a huge crush on this guy and him not receiving ANY signals because of his preconceived notions about me, and not paying any attention to me because of it. Then, Adison seemingly disappeared until May 2016 because of his work schedule. He reappeared at our college ministry (with several more inches of beautiful, curly, dirty-blonde hair I might add-he had a buzz cut before) and I basically SWOONED. I still remember exactly what he was wearing that day. I nonchalantly took note of which table he set his stuff on for the service, and set my stuff at the table right by his so that I could “bump” into him at some point. I couldn’t focus the whole service because I kept staring at him (what a creep, right?). After the service was over, I “bumped” into him and said something along the lines of “Wow, haven’t seen you in awhile! What are the odds we would sit right next to each other?!”. We talked for a bit and then later I asked him and one of our mutual friends, Xavier, to go to Waffle House. Adison and I ended up going right away but Xavier drove by and decided not to go in because he saw us talking and laughing with one another. I am so happy he did. For awhile, the relationship seemed like a super flirty friendship. I was transferring to Baylor in the fall and was trying my hardest not to date anyone before I left. But the super flirty friendship grew into what we deemed a “summer romance” which completely failed because we’ve now been together for over 3.5 years. We’ve been long distance for 2.5 of those years and will finally be in the same city in a week! I am so thankful for our relationship and love reflecting on how it all began.
How did he propose?
Adison proposed on December 7th, 2019, the day after my birthday. He had a lot of fun stuff planned out for that weekend (a lot of which I figured out and became a little suspicious). On Friday the 6th, the night of my birthday, we went and watched a live show of our favorite podcast: Crime Junkies. On Saturday, we went and watched the Big 12 Championship between Baylor and OU, and then went to my favorite restaurant in Dallas. The one part I didn’t figure out was that we would be going to watch The Nutcracker afterwards-my favorite ballet that I have loved since I was in it in 6th & 7th grade. The show was amazing, and afterwards we started walking out and I noticed that Adison was acting a little weird. It was FREEZING outside so I was insisting that we walk to the car, but he kept saying “Hold on, I want to look at this thing over here”. In this moment I was freaking out inside because I knew what was coming. We were walking around a large reflection pool under some trees filled with christmas lights, and out of nowhere I saw my dad. I asked what was going on and Adison started saying something along the lines of “I have loved you for 1,284 days, but that’s not enough for me. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” He got down on one knee, his voice shaking like crazy and his hands doing the same, and said “Will you marry me?”. I honestly didn’t really remember much of what he said because I was just waiting to say “YES!!!!”. All of our closest friends and family were there, and we had our photographer friends take pictures of all of it. The whole night felt like such a dream.
Why did you chose The French Farmhouse Venue?
We chose the French Farmhouse because it was so different from the other venues we had looked at that had left a very bitter taste in our mouths. When I say different, I mean that the whole experience felt very personal and special. Michelle made it feel like home and we felt like it was more about us and creating a very special day than it was about the venue receiving a check. Michelle designed everything with such purpose, and the venue is surrounded by so much beautiful, quiet space that is away from all the noise. We love that we have the ability to come back and revisit the place where we got married and pray on the prayer trail, and all of the really special touches that have gone into this venue. We are so excited to get married here!!!
What are you most excited about getting married?
We are most excited about just getting to experience everything together, and being in the same town with our best friend. Experiencing new life stages, the pursuit of different goals, and being together during successes and in failures. The ability to have your best friend by your side through everything will be the sweetest blessing.
Future Wedding: Charity & ChrisFuture Wedding
Introducing Charity & Chris… Read all about their awesome love story that all started on the basketball court at SFA! We can’t wait for these two to say “I Do” on March 21, 2021!!
How did you and Chris meet?
Christopher and I met as students at a Stephen F. Austin basketball game. I was a cheerleader and he was working on his internship with athletics. I just so happened to place my water bottle behind the chair he was working from; so, every time I needed a drink I had to make small talk with him. (I mean he was the cute boy in the corner, who always caught my eye with his perfect fitting khaki pants… How could I pass up an opportunity like that!) I had made sure that would be my designated spot to put my water all season long. Throughout the season the small talk turned into conversation and eventually fl
irty comments. One moment that I will never forget is when I got hit in the face with a basketball DURING the game. I had been so embarrassed, I started to cry. Not only did the whole stadium see the ball hit my face but the one person I didn’t want to see, Christopher, had a front row seat!! I then remembered… my dang water bottle was behind his chair. So, I had no choice but to walk over where he was. He had already grabbed my water from behind his chair to have ready for me. I remember seeing him waiting there, with his sympathetic grin, a grin that made me feel safe and no longer afraid if he saw me cry. I told him the reason I was crying was from embarrassment and that the basketball did not hurt. I went on to say that I was worried all my crying had messed up my makeup. He gave me that same grin and with such a gentleman-like tone said, “You look great”. I will forever keep that memory, it was the most genuine compliment I had ever received. That had been one of the last basketball games before we went on break. Over Christmas break we did not keep up with each other. When the semester started back up we were surprised to find ourselves in the same business class. This is how it happened…
The Second Epic Meeting: Christopher was on his way to Mrs. “Cathy” Henderson’s, Spring 2018 Management class on the first day of the semester. He was running behind schedule and walked into an already full classroom. He had a decision to make. He could have chosen the seat in the back on the other side of the classroom OR he could sit by the cute blonde on the front row. Of course, he chose the cute blonde. When he first walked up, we did not recognize each other, and he asked if the seat was taken. I looked up and we instantly caught each other’s eyes! He then said, and I quote “Oh Sh** it’s you!”. I giggled and had told him this seat was open. It did not take us long to get each other’s number. Christopher was really smooth and told me he wanted my number, so I could remind him to do his homework. Come to find out, he is actually a very organized student. Later in the semester we had to pick a group for our final project. We of course chose each other and then two other classmates. When we had to meet up for the group project, I really started to see Chris’s leadershippersonality shine through. I had a weird feeling letting him take over when usually I was the leader. Skip to the end of the semester, our project took first place and won the cash prize. Our relationship continued to blossom that semester. He walked me to class every week from my Hall 20 dorm room. Mrs. Henderson’s class will always be our favorite because it was the beginning of forever. Christopher says he knew when he sat next to me in that class it was “game over”. He was locking me up.
How did Chris Propose?
December 20, 2019, I woke up expecting to spend the day moving out of my college apartment and moving into my new apartment in Houston. Christopher told me before we left to dress cute because we would be getting brunch with his Grandparents when we got to Nacogdoches. I did not realize I needed to dress “proposal cute”. The night before I asked him if I should wash my hair. He said it would be fine because we will be moving tomorrow…LOL. So, I didn’t wash my hair and just wore it in a ponytail, which I was okay with since it was just brunch. I also had not packed anything super stylish (I brought a sweater that I bought a couple days prior at Good Will). I brought it with the intention of it being used for brunch then shoved in a bag afterward. Before we made it to brunch,Chris said he wanted to pick up a commemorative basketball from the coliseum that a friend was holding for him. When we arrived it was 8:30 a.m. I was still waking up and was not mentally ready to be social yet. I tried to get him to leave me in the truck. He persisted that I should come in with him. So,after the third time of asking me to come in, I finally got out of the truck and walked in with him. As we walk in I still had zero idea what the true reason was for us being there. We walkeddown to the court to meet his friend who allegedly had the basketball. We made small talk and then Chris said he wanted to go look at the tunnel that was being built on the other side of the court. I agreed and followed him out to the center. As we got closer to the center of the court he startedto squeeze my hand multiple times. At that moment reality hit me like a bus, the reality that the love of my life was about to ask me to be with him forever. He had tears filling his eyes and that same sweet grin from before. I had known this was coming for a while but had absolutely no idea that day would be today. He pulled me out from the center to where we could read the Jumbo-Tron, it read “Will You Marry Me?” before he even asked I started saying yes, yes, yes! He then pulled me back to the center and got down on one knee. He pulled out the ring case and said, will you marry me? I grasped his face with both my hands and said YES! The ring was the last thing on my mind, but when he opened the box I instantly fell in love. He had picked it out with his family at a local jewelry store in Nacogdoches (the town we met in). The ring fit me so well and represented me perfectly. It was more perfect than any ring I would have ever chosen for myself. We are set to get married on March 21st, 2021!
Why did you chose the French Farmhouse Venue!
There are numerous reasons why this venue felt like the most perfect fit for our day. I love the style of the French Farmhouse, it was so easy to envision how immaculate and unique this venue will be once it is complete. The first and most important feature is the wedding tree. I find it so symbolic that the tree we will be married in front of is actually two trees that merged together and became one beautiful tree. (Genesis 2:24) My next favorite is the bridal suite, it faces outward to where I will be able to watch all of our loved ones arrive to celebrate our union. I love that the wall of windows will have a large door from France that has been beautifully carved and crafted with the depiction of a 3-ring cord. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) This will be the perfect backdrop for our head table. The table will be facing all of our guests and we can sit back and enjoy OUR party. There is so much more that I adore about this venue. Kelsey did such a great job at helping me envision their vision. I feel they will make each wedding uniquely special for every couple. This will be the most perfect venue to celebrate such a wonderful occasion.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12