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Remembering a Cowboy and Cowgirl Who Left the World Too Soon

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Remembering a Cowboy and Cowgirl Who Left the World Too Soon This past weekend the cowboy community lost two very special souls.

Madi Wagner Photography Texas Newlyweds Bailee Ackerman Byler Will Byler Cowboy Cowgirl Magazine

Photo by Madi Wagner Photography.

The cowboy community is a strong one. We endure love together and we endure loss together. This past weekend, our community lost two very special souls, Bailee Ackerman Byler and Will Byler. The couple passed away in a helicopter accident on the same night of their wedding.

Madi Wagner Photography had the joy of photographing this beloved couple, and had some important words to say about processing this unfathomable loss. Read her statement below.

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Today, my heart hurts. I received a phone call this morning that i wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I sat down with Will + Bailee a couple weeks ago over dinner & all they could do was smile & giggle at one another & talk about their upcoming wedding. I remember the first time I ever met Will + Bailee like the back of my hand. We were running around like a bunch of hooligans after the college rodeo. The night ended with 15 Americans + 4 Canadians in a mini van Uber & about 40 McDoubles from McDonalds. These two loved each other SO much & it was evident for anyone who was ever around them. // Last night, family + friends gathered around to watch these two become one at their most magical, fairytale wedding. This morning, the family received word that their helicopter they had left the wedding in the night before, had crashed into the mountain side a few miles from the ranch. I am having a hard time comprehending this whole situation, but I have not once asked why. These two spent their last day on this earth celebrating with their most cherished loved ones- I believe it truly was the best day of their lives. I am so saddened by this news, but now Mr. & Mrs. Byler will join our Jesus in heaven and have the most abundant marriage with no troubles, no temptation, no worries. I know for certain God needed these two sweet souls more than we did here on earth. I know for certain they have made him proud, for the work they have done here on earth as well. To see all of the people that loved these two so greatly is a blessing. As a Christian i know that God’s hands are upon them and what better honeymoon could anyone ever imagine than entering those gates and spending their first days as husband and wife at God’s right hand. I hope Will & Bailee know just how much we all love them, I’m certain they do! // Today I am praying hard for the Ackerman & Byler family. Hold your loved ones tight, say your I love you’s. We truly never know when the good Lord is going to call us home. Here is to Mr. & Mrs. Byler, 2 of the most beautiful people you will ever meet inside & out, and here is to eternal happiness in heaven with our beautiful savior!

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One of the most powerful takeaways from what Madi said is, “These two spent their last day on this earth celebrating their most cherished loved ones – I believe it was truly the best day of their lives. I am so saddened by this news, but now Mr. & Mrs. Byler will join our Jesus in heaven and have the most abundant marriage with no troubles, no temptation, no worries.”

Please keep the family and friends of Bailee and Will in your thoughts and/or prayers during this time.

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