The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office has not yet confirmed how many people died in the crash.
"It is with deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering senior) and Bailee Ackerman Byler (Agricultural Communication senior) in a helicopter accident departing their wedding", the post reads. "Our hearts hurt now, but we know this is not forever".
Photographer Madi Wagner posted a tribute to the newlyweds on Facebook and said she was "having a hard time comprehending this whole situation" after receiving a phone call that "I wouldn't wish upon anyone". "We always said we'd find the men to sweep us off our feet one day and boy am I so happy you get to be with him in the best forever you could imagine". Other videos showed Ackerman, wearing her white wedding gown, dancing with her bridesmaids and kissing her Byler seating in a chair at their wedding reception earlier in the evening.
A wedding guest captured the happy couple - Ackerman in a white gown and veil and Byler in a tuxedo and cowboy hat - heading toward the doomed chopper through a row of lighted sparklers, ABC13 reported.