Frances Terry Farris and Michael Joseph Franks met in Nashville, Tennessee, after graduating from University of Mississippi and University of Tennessee respectively. The two were with friends at Corner Pub in Midtown for an SEC happy hour – the two groups of friends came together and Frannie and Michael ended up talking throughout the night.

Michael and Frannie visited Oxford, Mississippi, so that she could serve as a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding. He created a plan with the help of the Farris family to propose to her at her favorite place in town: Oxford Square. Her mother called the morning after wedding saying that she had lost her keys in the square and needed help finding them. Once they got there, Frannie turned around to see if Michael had the key; to her surprise he was down on one knee! Frannie immediately told him yes. After the proposal, they went to the Farris’ gameday condo and had brunch and champagne to celebrate with friends and family.

Frannie, who’s originally from New Orleans, brought a few New Orleans traditions to her wedding , including a second-line, bridal pulls and even late night Lucky Dogs.

After the wedding, Frannie and Michael went to El Dorado Moroma in Mexico for one week. They currently live in Memphis, Tennessee, where Frannie is a paralegal for Kemberton Healthcare Services, LLC and Michael is an IT Services Consultant for All Covered.

Bride: Frances Terry Farris
Groom: Michael Joseph Franks
Bride’s Parents: Charles & Jane Sullivan Farris III
Groom’s Parents: Raldon H. Collins & Carol Collins; William Ned Franks
Date of Wedding: June 22, 2013
Ceremony Location: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oxford, Mississippi
Reception Location: The Lyric, Oxford
Coordinator: Brenda West, Oxford and Jennifer Greer McCullar, Holly Springs, Mississippi
Celebrant: The Very Rev. Bruce McMillian & Father Leonard Elder
Ceremony Music: Steve Taranto
Wedding Gown: Pronovias, Mississippi
Maid of Honor: Emily Gray Dodson
Matron of Honor: Betsy Carol Sudduth Tackett
Bridesmaids: Susan Grace Powell, Elizabeth Wright Sanders, Allie Matthews Coble, Jacqueline Poe Simpson, Julie Still Jeffries, Margaret Britt Baker, Jordan Elizabeth Thomas, Lelia Burkhalter Ferguson, Lauran Booth Ellis & Leisel Gresham Jew
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung, Bella Bridesmaid, Nashville
Flower Girl: Kate Franks
Groom’s Attire: Formal white dinner jacket
Best Man: William Ned Franks
Groomsmen:  Thomas Dunlap Sneed Jr, Michael Ashford Gusmus, Matthew Braden Schaeffer, Clyde Douglas Kelso IV, Alva Bowen Weir IV, Alfred Harris Jordan, Kyle Louis Rosenberg, William Jacob Marty, Robert Eldon Franks, Stephen William Franks & Fernand Charles Farris
Ushers: James Daniel Marbury II, Winfield Scott Clifford, Scott Lanier vonCannon & James Daniel Herbert
Groomsmen’s and ushers’ attire: Formal white dinner jacket
Florist: Carl Isom & Terry Cagle, TAS Designs, Mt. Pleasant, Mississippi
Favor: Personalized  “Franks” Koozies
Caterer: Maia Miller & Diane Greer, Holly Springsi
Wedding Cake: Jennifer Thompson, Ashland, Mississippi
Groom’s Cake: Jane Farris, Holly Springs
Photographer: Renee Reedy, Columbus, Mississippi
Videographer: Will Reedy, Columbus
Hair: Laura Burris, Senatobia, Mississippi
Music: The Compozitionz, Jackson, Mississippi