The McCraws united July 3

The McCraws were united in marriage on July 3, 2010 at 6 p.m. at Little Oaks Estates in Belden, Miss.


Miranda Nicole Little and Jeremy Knox McCraw held their ceremony outdoors on a sunny afternoon.

Miranda is the daughter of John and Audrey Little of Belden and the granddaughter of Ralph and Lanie Baker of New Albany and Billy and Ann Little of Belden. 

The bridegroom is the son of Billy and Debbie McCraw of Blue Springs. He is the grandson of Oneal and Mildred Grant of Pontotoc and the late Otto and Roberta McCraw of Wallerville. 

The officiating minister was Bro. J.W. Owen of Ecru.

Sky Shelton of Oxford played guitar and sang at the ceremony.The altar decoration at the ceremony was shaded under a large oak tree with mason jars hanging from tree branches, guests sat in wood chairs, and flowers included pink hibiscus and palm trees. 

The bride was given away by her father John Little. 

The bride’s dress was an ivory strapless chiffon gown with a beaded empire waist, center front drape and short train. She wore orchids in her hair with waist-length beaded edge veil. She wore diamond earrings and a pearl necklace. The bride’s bouquet was an assortment of purple, pink & orange flowers, including orchids. 

The bride had two Maids of Honor, Erika Heatherly of Ecru and Ashley Abbott of Sherman. There were three bridesmaids, Mallory Little (sister to bride) of Belden, Sara Shelton of Oxford, and Stacy Wyatt of Tupelo. Their dresses were Aqua Iridescent chiffon knee-length dresses with empire waist and asymmetrical shoulder strap. Their flowers were a mixture of purple, pink and orange. 

The flower girls were Paige McCraw and Presley McCraw of Blue Springs (twin nieces of groom). Their dress was floor-length pink tutu’s with Orchid halos. 

The Best Men were Adam Sullivan of Pontotoc,Jeremy Hellums of Thaxton, Ben Hall of Pontotoc, Kyle Reeder of Center Hill, and Randy McCombs of Blue Springs. The Ushers were Wesley Bell of Tupelo and Dallas Bailey of Blue Springs. 

The reception was an outdoor reception with food served under a wood pavilion overlooking a rocky landscaped stream with an assortment of unique plants and flowers and the relaxing sound of flowing water.

Guests sat at round tables with turquoise linens on a beautiful lawn overlooking the natural landscaping of trees and flowers. 

The bride’s table was located in front of a stone fireplace with candles on the mantle, with a three-tiered square initialed wedding cake iced in buttercream and decorated with pink ribbons and Gerber daisies on a wood stand. 

The groom’s table offered chocolate and white iced cupcakes on a three-tiered wooden stand with burlap and turquoise linens. Food was served on wood service ware and punch was served from glass infusion jars. Colors used were white, hot pink and turquoise.

Those serving at the reception were Kristi Smith, Paige Moorman, Brooke Wilder, Mandi McCraw, Christy Haynie, and Marissa Nickels. Also helping with reception were Mary Bell, Teresa Robbins, Karen Nickels, Mark Nickels, Lanie Baker, Tina Moorman, and Leslie Gray. The parking attendants were Ronnie Bell, Bryant Nickels, Drew McDonald, Adam McMillen, Mark Robbins, Bobby Nickels, and Guyton Wilson. 

The music was done by Bob Grant and Hayden Grant and the video was done by Rick Robbins and Ronald Baker. The reception food was provided by friends and family of the bride and groom. 

The couple honeymooned for four days in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The couple will reside in Blue Springs. Miss.