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Glamorous, Sophisticated Wedding in the Heart of Memphis

Meghan and Rushton Cox’s stunning wedding in Memphis, Tennessee captures some of our favorite southern traditions in high style. Bella Baxter Special Events artfully planned and designed this upscale affair to include southern comfort food and tailgating without compromising on sophistication.

The couple was married in a beautiful Catholic ceremony followed by an elegant reception in the heart of downtown Memphis that celebrated their impeccable style, home towns, love of football, and their alma maters of Notre Dame and Mississippi State University.

Before the ceremony, their big day included a first look at The Columns, a trolley ride through downtown Memphis to the church and, of course, countless photos taken by Rob + Deanna Photography.

The Catholic ceremony, officiated by Reverend Mike Werkhoven took place under the incredible vaulted cathedral ceilings of St. Peter Catholic Church. Their beautiful reception at The Columns was a feast for the eyes and the palate. For more information on the exquisite details, scroll through the 60+ photos by Rob and Deanna Lyons and highlight video by Frameblender below!

Personalized hangers and coordinated robes put a special touch on behind-the-scene details.

Meghan chose Kate Spade Izzie heels in Ivory for her walk down the aisle.

L & Jay Productions crafted this beautiful ivory bouquet with a whisper of pink and yellow.

Meghan wore a sparkling ballgown from Maggie Louise Bridal.

These shots by Rob + Deanna are two of the best first-look photos of a groom. Can you feel the anticipation and love?

After their first look, Meghan and Rushton boarded a trolley from T-Star Luxury Ground Transportation for a ride through downtown Memphis to St. Peter Catholic Church.

What a handsome wedding party! These gorgeous teal bridesmaids dresses with varied necklines are from Bella Bridesmaids.

The reception at The Columns was planned and designed by Bella Baxter Special Events.

Collectively Meriweather created the signage and calligraphy throughout the reception

For their first dance, Meghan and Rushton slowly swayed to the music of The Downtown Band.

Invitations and paper were coordinated by Mrs Post Stationary and Collectively Meriweather.

Themed food stations by Paradox Cuisine included Stallion Steakhouse, Southern Comfort, Bayou to Bluff and Cowbells & Clovers.


Bella Baxter Special Events worked with BBJ Linen and Mahaffey Tents & Rentals to coordinate the Cox’s reception.

Florals arrangements and runners throughout the reception were designed by L & Jay Productions.

Laura Jackson at The Flour Garden made this gorgeous six-tier wedding cake.

The couple took a bite out of the groom’s cake, an amazing likeness of MSU mascot Bully the Bulldog!

That’s right. This doggo is a cake!

The bride and groom set up tailgating tents to honor their alma maters, Notre Dame and Mississippi State University.

“Donuts to go” was on the menu, and away these went! Check out this tutorial on how to build your own donut wall.

You know what time it is. Here, hold my drink.

An eternally grateful couple expressing their love and thanks to those who made this a day they will cherish forever.


Congratulations, Meghan and Rushton Cox! – IDY

Wedding Vendors

Planning & Design | Bella Baxter Special Events

Ceremony Venue + Music | Saint Peter Catholic Church

Officiant | Rev. Mike Werkhoven

Reception Venue + Lighting | The Columns

Caterer | Paradox Cuisine

Wedding Night | The Peabody Memphis

Videographer | Frameblender

Photographer | Rob + Deanna Photography

Florist + Lighting | L & Jay Productions

Rentals | BBJ Linen and Mahaffey Tents

Band | The Downtown Band

Cake | The Flour Garden, Laura Jackson

Invitations + Paper | Mrs. Post Stationery and Collectively Meriweather

Dress | Maggie Louise Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Bella Bridesmaid

Make-Up | Kasey Acuff

Hair | Allison Becksfort

Transportation | T-Star Luxury Ground Transportation

Signs | Collectively Meriweather

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