Introducing Audrey and Colton! We can’t wait for these two to say “I DO” on June 20, 2021!
Where/how did you meet?
At the beginning of my sophomore year, my best friend (and future maid of honor) invited me and some girls over to her house for a get-together. She also happened to invite a guy she knew from high school and his roommates. Lucky for me, one of his roommates ended up being incredibly attractive. Myself and said roommate talked and ended up two-stepping in her kitchen by the end of the night. Colton and I went on to be close friends (who definitely had serious crushes on each other) until we began dating later that year.
Before my sophomore year of college, I was moving into an apartment complex when my roommate ran into a friend from high school in the stairwell. She was also moving into the complex and invited us over for a game night with friends. I remember my roommate being very reluctant to go, but I insisted because she “might have hot friends.” So we went and met everyone there, but my eyes were set on the most beautiful girl in the room. We got the chance to spend time together and by the end of the night we exchanged phone numbers and the rest is history.
How did he propose?
He knocked it out of the park! He knows I love surprises, so he made sure to do everything behind the scenes with help from our amazing families. The story was that we were meeting at his Aunt and Uncle’s land to leave from there for a nice dinner with his family. I showed up to his apartment after he got off work to head south to Waxahachie and he had gotten me Lilies “just because” and I was none the wiser. Looking back, he was doing many things that revealed his nerves such as dropping keys and missing exits despite being a human compass, but I was oblivious. Upon arrival, I was told everyone was running late. He took me to admire an old wagon on the land before leading me down to the most beautiful setting of blankets, flowers, pictures and hanging tea lights when I finally realized what was happening. He had a poem written about us and our story that we read together and the last line asked if I would marry him. He was on one knee and said some words neither of us can truly remember and I can’t remember if I audibly said yes or just vigorously nodded my head. We popped champagne, laughed, cried, took it all in and Colton prayed over us before then finding out our immediate family members were there to celebrate us. It was one of the best days of my life so far.
Why did you pick The French Farmhouse Venue?
We felt like everything about the venue resembled us. The size was perfect for what we needed and the land was absolutely beautiful. We loved the antique accents and how much apparent thought and care was put into every detail. Kelsey and Michelle were extremely helpful with every question and truly made us feel like friends from the moment we met. We toured while it was still under construction, so Kelsey really helped in ensuring we could visualize what the final product would look like. We did tons of research for venues around the DFW area and felt sure the moment we left The French Farmhouse Venue after visiting that it was where we wanted to make and celebrate our covenant to each other.
What are you most excited about getting married?
I am so excited to get to do life with my best friend forever! He is the person I love most in the world and the fact that I get to build a home and a legacy with him still blows me away. Life is going to be so much fun.
In the past 4 years that I have known Audrey, we have grown tremendously in all walks of life including with each other. If so much has changed in 4 years for the better, I can’t wait to see what a lifetime will bring.