Memory, 30, an IT consultant, and Stanley, 33, a teacher and sports coach, were introduced by mutual friends during a weekend museum crawl. The exhibits weren’t very memorable, but they sure were impressed with each other. Two blissful years later, Stanley popped the question. The lovebirds were married on September 1, 2012, in an intimate Southern-style ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Share their love!


Memory and Stanley bumped into each other while browsing the exhibits during a museum crawl. Two years later, he surprised her with a heartfelt vacation proposal. Share their sweet love!

Charli Penn
Oct, 31, 2012

Bride: Memory Baker, 30, IT Consultant

Groom: Stanley Johnson, 33, Teacher and Athletic Coach

Married On: September 1, 2012

Wedding Location: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, TN

Wedding Style: Southern Elegance

Love On Display
When Memory decided to attend a weekend museum crawl with a friend, she never expected that she'd be meeting the man of her dreams. As fate would have it, Stanley decided to spend his afternoon museum-hopping with buddies, too. Memory's friend knew some of Stanley's friends and their mutual pals introduced them. The museum turned out to be a bust, but they were so happy to have met one another that they hardly cared. “Stanley always likes to say, ‘I met my wife in a place I would never go back to,’” Memory tells us. “He says I shook his hand so hard that he felt like he had just made a business deal. I really just didn’t want him to think that I was flirting!”  Only she was flirting — and shortly afterward, she was making first-date plans with her future husband.

The Answer to My Prayers
Two years into their courtship, Memory and Stanley decided to take a Labor Day weekend trip to Washington, D.C. After a romantic day in the city followed by a delicious dinner, the couple headed back to their hotel to prepare for bed. Memory, who never skips a prayer, dropped to her knees beside the bed. When she was done, she opened her eyes to find Stanley right in front of her on bended knee. “You know I’m a simple man, and I wanted to make sure that I asked you to marry me in the most pure, private, and simplest moment of the day — right after your prayers,” he said. “Will you marry me?” Memory was overcome with joy. “At that very moment, I knew that God not only answered my prayer, but he delivered this blessing to me at the most sincere moment. I was excited and very humbled that he asked for my hand in marriage at such a private moment.“ See their lovely outdoor wedding ceremony and share their love!

Photos: Matt Andrews Photography