Karlaina and Bradley

Memphis, Tennessee



Photography | Shira Marie Photography | @shiramariephoto

From the Photographer

We were going for a classic/formal look highlighting not only the love that we have for each other but also featuring the prominent color of our wedding, Hunter Green. It was a beautiful day and our photographer guided us in our poses, but also allowed us to just be ourselves. The combination of the two produced stunning memories that will last a lifetime!

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

We were born and raised in the same church where we developed a friendship through involvement in various youth activities. On many occasions we would cross paths outside of church and through this we became very common to one another.


What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

We love when we have the opportunity to travel together. There’s nothing like enjoying a relaxing getaway with your Best Friend.


Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

It was a warm, partly cloudy Saturday in Downtown Memphis. She was under the impression that this was just a Girls Night Out. Little did she know that I had orchestrated a full plan for the day that would lead her right to me. She was heading my way on a majestic carriage ride, simply enjoying her girlfriends; feeling the nice breeze in the air. The carriage came to a sudden stop and she turned around and saw what would become a life changing moment. She stepped out of the carriage and walked down the red carpet that led her to me. With my eyes filled to the brim, I reached out and pulled her in and held her close letting her know that this indeed was the day we’ve all been waiting for. I guided her to a beautiful water fountain, the breathtaking centerpiece of Court Square park, expressed my love and popped the question…she said YES! -Bradley


What are you most excited about when it comes to your wedding planning?

It has been an interesting experience, lol… yes there are so many things that go into it that you just do not realize until you are actually having to go through it, but we know in the end that it will all be worth it. We can’t wait to say “I DO”. Sealing the deal and entering the next chapter in our life together.