2014 Real MidSouth Weddings
Lyndsay Davis and John Smith were united in marriage on March 10, 2014. The bride is the daughter of the Edward Davis and Sonjia Blanco of Memphis, Tennessee.
The groom in the son of John C. Smith of Eugene, Oregon, and Sherry Heun of Olive Branch, Mississippi.
The couple met during college at University of Memphis. Close friends at first, they didn't begin dating until much later. John proposed on May 25, 2013, after having had lunch with her father the day before to ask permission to marry his daughter.
In favor of a more intimate celebration, the couple eloped. The ceremony was held under the ‘Tree of Life’ in Audubon Park in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was officiated by Nicholas J. Lacoste.
She wore a pair of earrings gifted by her father for something old and blue. For something borrowed, she carried a vintage beaded handbag that belongs to a close relative. Her dress, hair comb and bracelet served as something new.
After the ceremony, the couple enjoyed their first meal as husband and wife at Criollo at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Following a honeymoon trip to the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, the couple resides in Memphis, Tennessee. The bride is employed as an elementary art teacher by Shelby County Schools, and the groom is the owner and trainer at EKKO Fitness in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dress: BHLDN * Flowers: Brittney Ray’s Florist
Photography: Maddie Moree
Lyndsay Diane Davis & John Patrick Smith
March 10, 2014 • New Orleans, Louisiana