Cynda & Austin

    Wedding Party

Wedding Party

Austin McDonald


My future hubby!

Cynda Tate



Kayla Bryant

Matron of Honor

Kayla and I are first cousins, but we have always said we feel more like sisters. We were college roommates for two years, and we went through the many ups and downs of nursing school together. She was very much a mentor to me through that time. She has never failed to be there for me through every part of my life, and it has never been a doubt in my mind that she would stand next to me on my special day. I am proud to introduce her as my MATRON OF HONOR!

Julie Stephens


Julie is also one of my first cousins. She too has been much like a sister to me. When I think of my most favorite childhood memories, she is always a part of them. From family beach trips, to Christmas breakfast at Nanny and Numps’ house, to staying up way too late at slumber parties, I can’t help but smile when I think about our sweet friendship. I am so lucky to have her by my side!

Delaney Richards


Delaney walked into my life when she and my cousin, Jon, fell in love! There couldn’t have been a more perfect addition to our family, and I can’t even remember what it was like before she was a part of our lives. She fits right into our crazy circle! She is truly amazing, and it is an honor to have her as a bridesmaid!

Emily Upton


I was introduced to Emily by Austin very shortly after he and I started dating. Emily’s husband, Devon, is one of Austin’s best friends and groomsmen. I fell in love with Emily’s sweet personality and kind heart as soon as I met her. She quickly gained a special place in my heart, and I am blessed to have her as a friend and now bridesmaid!

Jessie Martin


Jessie was my big sister in our college sorority, and has attended my home church since she and her husband Hayden have been together. She has been a mentor and friend to me since the day I met her, and I can’t thank her enough for the support she has shown me throughout the years.

Thomas Wood

Best Man

From Austin- Any time I think too hard about my little brother, it makes me cry. I am so proud to say he’s my best man. He’s the coolest, most loving kid I’ve ever known. I can honestly say he loves Cynda and the dogs just as much as I do. Even though he’s my little brother, I love him as if he’s my own son.

Drew Freidrich


From Austin- Drewbie Doobie! As soon as I met Drew, I knew we’d eventually be best friends. I don’t know if I know a better person on this whole planet. I am so lucky to call him a friend. I’m so excited to continue doing fishing missions and taking our kids on fishing missions eventually.

Devon Upton


From Austin- Devon and I have been friends close to ten years now. I’ve truly admired the way Devon carries himself in this world. I know, no matter what, he’s always going to be there for me and especially Cynda. For that, I love him very much.

James Hunt


From Austin- I’ve known James since, really, as far back as I can remember anything. We’ve been best friends for that long. I am truly blessed to have such a great friend. We are basically the same person!

Matthew Morrison


From Austin- I met Matt before I officially started at Cohutta. I guess you could say he took me on my first guide trip! Matt has become one of my best friends and has helped me so much to become a better angler and friend. He’s probably the fishiest dude I know. From Austin- For the record, I don’t have just one best friend. I have THE BEST FRIENDS. I am blessed with some brothers. There’s no one else I’d have standing next to me on the big day!

June Castleberry

Flower Girl

My sweet niece will be on petal patrol!

Everett Bryant

Ring Bearer

My handsome little cousin will be on ring duty!

Braxton and Sawyer Puckett

Ring Security

My Montana fam, Braxton and Sawyer will be guarding the ring! Cutest security I’ve ever seen!

Matthew Poletti


Cousin is an understatement! More like brother! We have walked right beside one another through every part of our lives, and I’m so glad he will be walking you all to your seats!

Jonathan Richards


Jon is also my cousin! Anyone who knows us knows we have a big, tight family! Jon means so much to me, and I am honored he will be greeting and seating you all!