Margaret Schaffler & Kristopher Gavin
Featured in the Summer 2013 Memphis Pink Bride Magazine
Kris proposed at the Crye-Leike office after he closed on our house. We finished signing all the papers, and the attorney handed me an envelope with the keys in it. The attorney said congrats and quickly ran out of the room. I was so pre-occupied thinking about the celebratory dinner at Flight that I didn’t think twice about opening the envelope. Kris insisted that I open it because he got Tennessee keys made for me. So, I just flung the envelope on the table, and out rolled my beautiful engagement ring! Before I knew it, he was down on one knee. Little did I know that my entire family and his were watching from the bank across the street. We walked to Flight, and I called my family, who played dumb and said they would see me after dinner… They were all waiting at Flight with my best friend, McRae. It was honestly the most thoughtful engagement. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Kris was the best groom! He dealt with me and my craziness! It is stressful to plan a wedding from eight hours away, but he was right there every time I needed him. My wedding day was one I will never forget. It started off with me and my two best friends, Sam and McRae, waking me up. All my bridesmaids were so wonderful – they drank champagne and watched college football all day with me. I guess that it’s a sin in the South to get married during football season, but the weather in Destin is wonderful, and I got to cheer on the Vols with my twelve best friends.
Seeing my dad was the sweetest moment of the day. I monogrammed a handkerchief that said, “I love you more” and our wedding date for him. Giving him that was something I will never forget. He unfortunately had an issue with his heart after the ceremony and had to leave, so I did my father/daughter dance with my big brother, T. That was definitely unexpected, but I am so grateful to have such a strong family and new husband. The night still went on to be amazing. Kenny Chesney’s “Back Where I Come From” will always hold a special place in my heart.
Henderson Park Inn was absolutely amazing. The people there were so helpful and made everyone feel right at home. Ryan, the innkeeper, couldn’t have been more pleasant to work with!
Ceremony & Reception Location: Henderson Park Inn
Photographer: Goode Green Photography
Wedding Planner: Christina Gillon
Florist, Rentals and Decor: Myrtie Blue
Caterer: Beach Walk Cafe
Cake: Confections on the Coast
Jewelry: Diamond Brokers of Memphis
Bridal Shop: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Party Attire: JCrew Bridal
Music/Entertainment: Trotline Band
Make-up: Two Fishes Artistry