Miranda and Chad began their lives together June 11, 2016 at Wisteria Woods in Mooreville with Bro. Kevin Crook officiating. Her parents are Monty and Cindy McCormick of Hatley. Her grandparents are Bill and Reba Flurry of Dorsey and the late Ernest and Bernice Nell McCormick of Hatley. His parents are Andy Owens and Sandra Akins of Dumas. His grandparents are Roger and Betty Hogue of New Albany and Harris and the late Barbara Ann Owens of Dumas.
Escorted by her father, the bride entered the ceremony through an entryway he made using wood from her childhood playhouse, gates from her great grandparents’ homes, and an 1800s oxen yoke , all symbolizing the yoking of the past and present. Her original full length gown from The Bride and Groom was lovingly transformed by her grandmother into the dress of her dreams with a long train in back and short in the front so she could wear her turquoise cowgirl boots! To complete her dream ensemble the bride’s sister designed and created her bouquet made with antique brooches from dearly loved family members.
Serving her sister as matron of honor was Meredith Rhodes of Corinth. Bridesmaids were Chelsea Flurry of Fulton, Alisha Richardson of Perdido Bay, Florida, Darby Carson of Amory, and Anna Imel of Hamilton. Flower girls were Harper Owens, niece of the groom, and Aubrey Butler.
Dusty Andrews of Ingomar served as best man. Groomsmen were Andy Owens, father of the groom, Brian Dowdy of Pontotoc, Matt Rakestraw of Ripley, and Caleb Kelley of Mathiston. Ring bearers were Emmitt Rhodes, nephew of the bride, and Rhett Pickle.
The vintage, western theme carried over into the reception with many sentimental touches designed and created by the bride’s parents and grandmother. A white wooden arbor with various brightly colored chandeliers stood over the outdoor tables. Antique quilts served as tabletoppers with rhinestone jewelry covered bullskulls, cowboy boots, and oil lamps as centerpieces. Wooden pallets, old windows, shutters, and tin were used to make a replica of a front porch complete with an enlarged photo of the couple “looking out” the screen door presiding over the event. This served as the meat and drink station where the centerpiece was the whole roasted hog prepared by the groom’s uncle, Michael Knighton. The traditional Southern favorites meal was prepared by friends Juanita Hatch, Angie Hatch, Debbie Bennett, and Paige Robbins. The bride’s white layered cake with buttercream roses and lace was made by Noell Vanasselberg. The groom’s cake made by Karen’s Cake Shoppe was topped with fondant rope, blue jeans, and his championship bullriding belt buckle.
Music for the ceremony and reception was provided by Drew and Natalie Toler. Videographers were Perry and Linda Newton. James Holland, photo editing.
Flowers were by Devy Ferguson, Caitlin Parker, and the bride’s grandmother. Wedding coordinators and designers were Sharon Wigginton and Becky Cleveland.
Miranda and Chad would like to thank all the family and friends that helped in any way to make their dream wedding come true!