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REAL WEDDING:: Myah Watson + Jordan McDonald {SKATING INTO LOVE}


Photography by Emily Swan Photography

myah and jordan’s story

“We met through a friend and coworker of mine who I asked for a barber recommendation,” shares Myah. “My friend gave me the number of his mobile barber, Jordan, who brought his

barber services to my dorm room at Mississippi State University.”

Myah’s haircut seemed to go on forever, “but in the best way possible,” she shares. “It felt like I was catching up with an old friend, though it was our first time meeting.”

“Though we kept in constant contact through haircut appointments, roller skating, Waffle House ‘dates,’ and endless text message threads, we did not start dating until almost a year and a half

after that first appointment,” says Myah.

Jordan proposed on Valentine’s Day 2023. His plan was simple. “Go out, have a nice dinner, and return home to find the house decorated just as I left it for the proposal,” he shares.

However the restaurant’s ordering system went down and they ended up skipping dinner and went home early.

“We arrived home and I rushed in to light all the candles and to make sure everything was in place,” Jordan says.

With the scene set, he led Myah through the front door with her eyes closed. Once inside he revealed the rose petal-lined and candle-lit pathway to their dining room.

“As she lowered into her chair, I lowered to one knee,” Jordan shares. “Looking back, it seems as if everything happened so quickly, but I’m glad I mustered up the courage to ask a special

someone a question that would change my life forever.”

the first look

“Our first look was our favorite part of our wedding day,” shares Myah. “ We were able to have a quiet moment before the ceremony to read our personal vows to each other. It was important to us to have this peaceful, private moment to share our hearts.”

Myah Watson and Jordan McDonald wedding ceremony at The Plant Venue in Jackson, MSthe wedding ceremony

Jordan’s father, Charles McDonald, officiated the wedding held at The Plant Venue in Jackson, MS. “Charles has been a minister for over 15 years, and it was important to us to have him lead our ceremony,” Myah shares. We have always said that we want Christ at the center of our relationship, so including Jordan’s dad and prayer in our ceremony was important.”

The couple included their dog Storm, who they bought as a puppy just one week into their dating relationship, in the wedding ceremony. “She walked down the aisle with Jordan and satwith his mother, Daphne, throughout the ceremony.”

the wedding details

“We love doing DIY projects together, so it was only right that we included a few in our wedding day!” says Myah. “The wooden stage that we stood on during the ceremony was built by us..

The vases for the reception centerpieces were bought/ thrifted and painted by us. We also worked together on some of the artificial floral arrangements for our day.”

the first dance + wedding reception

Since roller skating is an activity that the couple has always enjoyed together, the couple chose to incorporate it into the wedding and skated together for their first dance wearing skates that Jordan made himself.

At the end of the reception, the couple had a fun bubble exit!


VENUE: The Plant Venue | OFFICIANT: Charles McDonald (Groom’s Father) | BRIDE’S GOWN: Justin Alexander, The Bride & Groom | BRIDESMAIDS’ GOWNS: David’s Bridal | GROOMSMENS’ ATTIRE: Pronto Uomo, Men’s Wearhouse | PHOTOGRAPHY: Emily Swan Photography | VIDEOGRAPHY: Cine Garden Film Company | FLORALS: Ling’s Moment | BAKERY: Sam’s Club | CEREMONY + RECEPTION MUSIC: Jeffrey Drake (Saxophonist), Ronderick King, Sr. (DJ) | HAIR: The bride! | MAKEUP: Ashton Tisdale | WEDDING COORDINATOR: Purple Door Planning | RENTALS: Great Southern Events | CATERER: Chef Phillip Brown | FINE JEWELRY: Juniker Jewelry Co. (engagement ring) + J. Parkerson Jewelers (wedding ring) | INVITATIONS: Designed by the bride in Canva | STAGE, CENTERPIECES +SIGNAGE: The Bride + Groom


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