We are so excited to share Morgan and Parker’s stunning gallery with you guys. We think it shot so beautifully because it was unique to Morgan and Parker’s love story since we did most of the photos at Morgan’s childhood home. We love it when a bride incorporates personal touches into her day to make it her own!
This gallery included so many great photojournalistic moments. We cannot wait to share them with all of you.
“Parker and I had actually known each other for a while before we ever dated. We went to the same high school, St. George’s, and then both went to Ole Miss. We are two grades apart though, so we didn’t necessarily run in the same circles, but always knew who the other person was. We danced together at the Chi O/ Sigma Nu swap my senior year/ his sophomore year and ever since then, there was always a spark between us.” – Morgan
“Parker would tell you that he had to chase me for years before we started dating. He was younger and still in college while I was living in Dallas. He would come visit me every now and then, but the timing and distance just never seemed to line up. We finally started dating once I moved to Nashville and was closer to him in Memphis. A true first date to a Post Malone concert and a weekend hanging out together non-stop in Memphis was ultimately what started our dating chapter.” – Morgan
“Pickwick Lake is our favorite place in the whole world. Both of our families have houses there and we’ve grown up going there. Parker asked me to be his girlfriend there, and he proposed at the same spot on the water. I thought that it was just going to be another Spring lake weekend but knew to bring a cute outfit because we were going to be celebrating his dad’s birthday. His grandparents were there from Atlanta, but again, I just thought that it was for his dad’s birthday. Just the two of us took the boat out for a sunset cruise that evening and when we were around the same place where he asked me to be his girlfriend, he parked the boat and said he wanted to just float for a minute and hang out on the back. I knew something was up when I realized the playlist was all love songs…We were laying on the back of the boat and he proposed. Funnily enough, he asked me if I could stand while he proposed since we were already sitting down. I was so nervous I was going to knock the ring into the water, but that moment is one that will be a favorite of mine forever. When we got back to the dock, his family was there with my family! All with champagne in hand.
Turns out, he was going to wait and propose on that Saturday night, but a tornado was coming through on Saturday which moved his plans. All the cups and signs all say 3-27-21, but we really got engaged on the 3-26-21 due to the weather. I love that little hiccup too, and so glad he didn’t wait a day longer!” – Morgan
“A lot of events were held at my parents’ home, and that was really special to me. I’ve always wanted to incorporate their home into my wedding plans, so I’m really thankful we were able to do that. We moved into that house when I was going into 7th grade, so a lot of my friends have special memories in it too. On Friday, we had an untraditional bridesmaids/groomsmen luncheon at my parents’ house. My family hosted a BBQ luncheon for all of our wedding party plus their spouses or dates. On Saturday, all of the bridesmaids got ready there too, and then the guys came over after they played golf before we all went to the ceremony together. It was a really fun way to kick off the wedding!” – Morgan
“Garden Chic was my go-to idea. I knew that Kevin at Le Fleur would do an amazing job, no matter what, and he exceeded all expectations. We told him that we wanted to incorporate white pumpkins for a fall touch, but heavily focus on softer pastel colors for florals and a lot of greenery.” – Morgan
“Every vendor we used was truly amazing! Our planner, Audrey Hurst, worked above and beyond to make sure that the weekend would be a success, and if there were any issues she handled them before we even knew they existed. Audrey worked tirelessly on both the Rehearsal Dinner and the Wedding and we are SO thankful for all of her hard work. Ann Marie and Mackenzie– how lucky am I that both of you could shoot this special day! Stovall Collection did an amazing job with all of our invitations (thanks, Jody and Anna!). And of course, Hayley Heard with Memphis Hunt and Polo Club was a dream to work with and made the decision process very easy.” – Morgan
“The jewelry that I wore was really special because it was handed down to me from my grandmother, Mimi, who died in 2016. Actually, I was searching for a ring to wear on my right hand about a month before the wedding. My mom and I were searching through her jewelry and I came across two gorgeous sapphire and diamond huggie earrings and told my mom that I wish they were rings because they’d be perfect! My mom had the earrings made into two rings; one for me and one for my sister, since we are the only two granddaughters on Mimi’s side of the family. We gave the second earring-turned- ring to my sister the day before the wedding as a Maid of Honor gift. I love this ring so much because it was a special occasion wear for my grandmother that now my sister, Molly, and I can wear everyday and be reminded of her.” – Morgan
“I thought I would be really nervous throughout the entire wedding weekend, but the nerves really never came. I just felt so happy and grateful the entire time.” – Morgan
“Henry, our youngest ring bearer, (and his parents) used our wedding for motivation for Henry to learn how to walk. Over Memorial Day we were all together when Parker and I asked all three boys to be the ring bearers and Henry was still crawling at that point. All of the ring bearers and flower girls did amazing, and I know parents were extremely relieved when that part of the ceremony was over. There’s nothing like a little candy bribery!” – Morgan
Also, the ring bearer pillow was used in my in-law’s wedding and has their wedding date stitched into it. We had our wedding date stitched into it as well. Soon, it’s going to have Parker’s sister + soon to be brother-in-law’s date stitched into it for their March wedding. Hopefully we can keep passing it down in the family when our future children get married!” – Morgan
“A lot of Parker’s family is from Kentucky so we wanted to incorporate that into the wedding reception too. Parker’s Bachelor trip was in Louisville, KY where they toured part of the ‘Bourbon Trail’, so Audrey Hurst had the genius idea of making the Hunt and Polo Williams Bar into ‘Parker’s Bourbon Bar.’ We had a sign and different bourbon/Kentucky elements in that bar and I loved it because it was a really unique twist on that already dark, masculine, and heavily wooden room. I really loved the groom’s cake which was a Buffalo Trace Bourbon bottle and a Huey’s burger (Parker’s obsession). They nailed it!” – Morgan
“The best advice I received was to not sweat the little things. Every curveball we were thrown really worked out for the best and I wouldn’t have had it any other way now looking back.” – Morgan
“It’s so cliché, but really soak it all up! The day/ weekend flies by so fast, so any time you can pause to take it all in, you should!” – Morgan
Lead Photographer: Ann-Marie Wyatt | Second Shooter: Mackenzie Rue | Dress: Maggie Louise | Tux: The Black Tux | Bride’s Cake: Coker Cakes | Groom’s Cake: Flour Garden | Venue: Memphis Hunt & Polo Club | Coordinator: Audrey Hurst | Flowers: Le Fleur | Invitations: Stovall Collection | Rentals: White Door Events | Band: ATL Groove Factory | Rehearsal Venue: Memphis Country Club | Videographer: Cardboard Films | Caterer: Memphis Hunt & Polo Club | Hair: Caitlin Solon & Lauren Riley | Makeup: Rachel Douglass