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Classic Memphis Wedding | Smash Studios Photography

Today on the blog we have a classic Memphis Wedding to share with you shot by Smash Studios Photography!!  Mary-Kate and Dan said their “I do’s” at the lovely Cadre Building in beautiful Memphis, Tennessee.

Meet Mary-Kate and Dan!

How did you meet you spouse?
I met my very own Prince Charming in 2010, in Memphis, TN at Christian Brothers University where we were both playing soccer. It was 105 degrees outside, just like any other day in August in Memphis. I was in the middle of pre-season at CBU for the women’s soccer team. We were running twice a day and dripping with sweat.

On the very last day of pre-season I was injured and had to get my ankle checked out. As I’m sitting there, drenched in sweat, in walks a gorgeous, glistening, shirtless man. I quickly wiped away my tears while trying to make myself look presentable!

He walked over to me, and in the cutest British accent, asked “Are you alright?” (I was then!) He stayed with me and even helped me back to my dorm. That was the first time I spent with my future husband, Daniel Jenkins.

Tell us your proposal story!
From the day of our first meeting on, we were inseparable, except for holidays away from school (he’s British). We finally got to spend our first Christmas together in 2014. We had talked about getting engaged, but was a bit disappointed when the ring-shaped box under the tree turned out to be a present from my dad to my mom. Later on that week, I attended another friend’s engagement party and stopped by my parents house on the way back to pick up some PJ’s (I was staying with my best friend and future maid of honor while she was in town from Nashville).

Much to my surprise, all of the lights were off when I walked into my parents house. After turning them on, I saw my friends, my family, and Dan. I proceeded to drop everything in my hands while Dan ushered me over to him. He got down on one knee and told me I dropped everything I had in my hands and burst into tears. He asked me to marry him in his beautiful British accent, and of course I couldn’t say yes fast enough. My fairytale ending came true at that very moment!!

From the Photographer
Mary-Kate and Dan’s wedding was an absolute dream!! They were married at the same church Mary-Kate’s parents married in many years ago (very close to the same day!) and had their reception at the Cadre building after in downtown Memphis, TN. It was a glamorous international affair, as Dan’s extended family lives in Europe and Asia, and Mary-Kate’s extended family lives in Ireland! The whole night was magical!!!

Lovely Vendors
Caterer: Paradox Catering
Dress Store: The Barefoot Bride
Makeup: Kasey Acuff
Florals: Lynn Doyle Flowers + Events
DJ: Tiger City Entertainment

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