Megan & Steven | Byhalia, MS | Rustic and Intimate Wedding

Megan and Steven were married on a beautiful October day at her Grandfather’s horse arena in Byhalia, MS. I loved meeting their families and sharing their special day with them.

We Go Way Back

I met Megan and Steven a few years ago when I photographed Megan’s brother, Max’s, wedding at the same venue. She had this contagious energy that you couldn’t help but radiate towards. She was always smiling and I joked with her that on her big day I had better be the one to document it! Luckily for me she and her family kept up with my Facebook page and when Megan’s big day was set in motion they contacted me to be there!

Her wedding day was going to take place in the same spot as her brother’s did. A horse arena in Byhalia, MS that belonged to her grandfather. Her family all lives in the general vicinity of the area and are super close. They decked out the arena with beautiful found tables, fall decor, beautiful flowers, and personal touches. My favorite were the signs that said “Booze” and then a few feet away “Bad Dance Moves.” Because really, when you put those two things together it becomes pretty epic!

Family Ties

The day was hot one and the sky offered very little shade so I was super thankful that we were in a covered arena away from the sun. Megan looked stunning in a long sleeve, lace, wedding gown complete with her cowboy boots. She and Steven had a cross with two pieces that fit together with nails to symbolize the joining of their lives and love. They had a very special seat reserved in memory of the groom’s father who passed but was there in spirit. After the ceremony Megan and Steven stole away for some private photos, danced with friends and family, and enjoyed the newness of marriage. I’m not even going to lie and say I didn’t ugly cry watching her Mother cry while Megan danced with her Father. Because I pretty much did!

I could tell that Megan and her Mother had a bond that was unbreakable. Anyone who has ever been in the same room with them at the same time could see that not only are they mother and daughter, but they’re also best friends. Megan had joked that it would really be her Mom having to give her away and that there would be a Mother/Daughter dance at the reception. She wasn’t joking, at the end of the evening she and her mother laughed and danced in front of friends and family. It was so sweet to watch.

I know these two are going to have a beautiful life together and I can’t wait to see all their babies, puppies, and all of their adventures.

Check out some details of her big day below!


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