Destination wedding to Destin, FL, featuring cream and pale blue tones, featured on The Pink Bride


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

Hair: Deah Hollan from YaYa’s Salon & Micki Byrd from Juve Salon

Make-up: Two Fishes Artistry