If you've ever been up to hike to the waterfalls (Tunica Falls, Clark Creek Natural Area, etc) you've passed the Pond Store. It's the landmark that tells you to "TURN HERE" to go to the trailhead.
|The Pond Store is open on weekends for odds and ends you might need coming to or from the Tunica Falls hiking area.|
When I say it was a do-it-yourself wedding, I don't mean that many people chipped in, although they did. MAGGIE made sooooo many things for the wedding, including the invitations, programs, the flowers, the gifts, the decor, and even both her cake and the groom's cake. Amazing. She really put a lot of work into it. Pretty much everything you see that is handmade was made by Maggie.
Maggie requested a replica picture of herself with her parents in front of the fireplace-
|Maggie wanted to replicate this picture that Retta, her mother, took with her parents on her wedding day, in front of this very fireplace.|
The outdoor wedding ceremony, in front of the gazebo, was performed by Maggie's recently-ordained close friend, and included a very heartfelt story of how Maggie and Ryan met at a halloween party, where he was dressed as Indiana Jones, and how he is still listed in her phone as Indiana Jones.
The wedding party pictures were an adventure for me. Ryan is an exhuberant, energetic character, and the children were all over the place, so we resorted to playing Simon-Says. It was really for the kids, but it seemed to work to keep Ryan coralled too..... :)
Although they live in Austin now, Ryan and Maggie threw in the traditional New Orleans second line dance to end the reception.
2nd Photographer: Danielle Aucoin
Invitations and Program: Bride
DJ: Micah Simon, DJ Parish
Catering: Catering Connection