Justin + Shay’s intimate Memphis Wedding | cmckk photo Memphis Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom exit their backyard ceremony with smiles during sunset.

You meet people in your life who you can just look at and tell they were meant to be together, and Justin and Shay are some of those people. They’ve been together for over a decade, love similar things, have fun and caring friends, and co-exist so well together. 

When I found out they were finally getting married, I was so excited! Justin proposed at Disney World (I know, goals!) and of course Shay said yes! These two care about their friends and family so much and it was amazing to see how much support they received from their love ones. Their ceremony was in Justin’s mom’s backyard, and it was so beautiful, classic, and intimate.  As they got ready for the ceremony you could only feel joy and excitement. The moment Shay walked out, you could feel everyone’s breath stop. Justin couldn’t help but blurt out “Oh f**k...”. She was absolutely a princess and stunning doesn’t even begin to describe her in that dress.  

The ceremony was filled with easy giggles, tears from everyone in the bridal party, and so much passion that everyone in attendance could feel it.   

The reception was held at Justin and Shay’s house with all their closest friends.  The food was your typical party food: chicken wings, french fries, chips & dips (including Shay’s famous spinach dip that I probably ate 5 servings of), Pokemon cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries… and it was all absolutely perfect and delicious! The atmosphere was filled with excitement and laughter, and was the most comfortable and enjoyable reception I’ve ever been to. Filled with old friends and new, the couple didn’t need anything super fancy or elaborate to showcase the extent of their love.

CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS! You deserve your happily ever after!