Story by Shelbi Lemeilleur
Photos by Michael Kellett Photography
Christ United Methodist Church is an integral part of Tiffani and Joshua Myrick’s relationship. They met, got engaged, and married at the church, all thanks to both of their mothers.
“Our mothers had actually talked about how great Joshua and I would be together, and they really thought we would hit it off,” Tiffani explains. “We both thought that was just the moms talking, but essentially it did work.”
The couple officially met in March of 2015. Both were in College Station visiting family and saw each other after church. When Tiffani got back to Dallas that afternoon, she had a message from Joshua. They dated long distance – he was in graduate school and she was in Dallas – but they made it work.
Fast-forward to July 2016. Joshua had just gotten a job in Dallas. The couple finally lived in the same city, and to Tiffani’s surprise, Joshua proposed on July 16, 2016, during a visit to College Station.
“His dad was supposed to preach the next morning and couldn’t find his bible,” Tiffani says. “Joshua and I agreed to go up to the church to see if he had left it there.” While Joshua and Tiffani searched the pews for Mr. Myrick’s missing bible, Tiffani stumbled across two childhood bibles of her own. Confused, Tiffani thought maybe her mom had donated the bibles to the church, but after further inspection, she found a note written on cardboard. Next thing she knew, Joshua was on one knee. “It was really special since that was really a part of our relationship, since we had met there at Christ United Methodist.”
Living in Dallas, Tiffani recruited some help to make sure her wedding day in College Station would be perfect. “My parents were a huge help, and we also enlisted Ashley & Company,” she says. “Stephanie [with Ashley & Company] has great attention to detail and her creativity helped so much. My parents also know me really well.”
Another important aspect to the Myrick’s wedding day was having Joshua’s dad, Tommy, perform the ceremony. “That was something, even early in our dating relationship, that Joshua brought up,” Tiffani says. “His dad had not done his sister’s wedding, so it would be really special for [Joshua] to have his dad do his wedding.”
The day of the wedding couldn’t have gone off any better. The night before, it had rained non-stop, but on March 25, 2017, it was absolutely beautiful, according to Tiffani. They reserved their venue, Broken Arrow, for the entire day allowing the bridal party to relax and get ready before heading to the church for the ceremony.
From standing at the doors in anticipation to see her groom to sharing a special handshake with her new father-in-law during the reception, Tiffani couldn’t have asked for a better day.
“It was everything that people speak of as far as being perfect,” Tiffani says.
Tiffani urges other brides to enjoy the planning process, because she believes it’s a pivotal part of the relationship. She also has some special words for everyone who helped her and Joshua along the way. “Thank you to both of our families for all of their support and guidance leading up to our day, and making that day so special for Joshua and I.”
Photography Michael Kellett Photography
Videography Brazos Multimedia
Coordination & Rentals Ashley & Co.
Church Christ United Methodist
Reception Venue Broken Arrow Ranch
Catering D’Vine Cuisine
Bakery Cake Junkie
Florist Post Oak Florist
DJ Downtown Event Services
Transportation Aggieland Limo