Amanda and Charbel at Magnolia Hotel and Pegasus Grand Ballroom in Dallas Wedding Videos
When dental hygienist, Amanda, told Charbel to open wider, she was talking about his mouth, not his heart. But Charbel couldn’t help himself – he fell in love anyway.
He kept coming back to the dentist’s office time and again, whether he needed work on his teeth or not – and finally won the girl of his dreams. Amanda and Charbel were married in an outdoor ceremony at the iconic Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Dallas.
The wedding aisle was decorated with black iron lanterns topped with large tulle bows. Guests sat in rows of white folding chairs. At the ends of the rows, balls of green vegetation hung on pink ribbons. Dominating the scene was a large flowing waterfall.
A tiny, tuxedoed ring-bearer and a precious flower girl with a big blue bow, preceded Amanda down the aisle. The groom grinned widely when his beautiful bride appeared. She wore a satin, sequin-embroidered, fit-and-flare gown, with a ruffled skirt and train, complimented by a lace-trimmed veil and satin belt with crystal ornament. Hiding under the dress were electric blue shoes which matched the six bridesmaids’ one-shouldered dresses and the bow on the flower girl’s white dress. Pink roses in the bride’s bouquet matched the pink ribbons on the ends of the pews.
The couple sealed their vows with communion wine sipped from an exquisite crystal chalice. After formal portraits of the wedding party, guests proceeded next door, to the Pegasus Grand Ballroom in the Dallas Power and Light Building, a popular venue for Magnolia brides.
At the reception, guests celebrated Charbel’s Syrian heritage in song and in dance. During a lively version of the Newlywed Game, the couple indicated their answers by raising shoes into the air – a black oxford stood for Charbel and the electric blue pump for Amanda. The bride’s bouquet flew into the arms of an excited friend and Charbel flew under Amanda’s gown for her garter, but when said garter flew through the air, only the ring bearer showed any interest.
Live flowers on the wedding cake echoed the flowers in Amanda’s bouquet. The couple sipped champagne from crystal flutes tied with ribbon. Exiting between rows of guests waving sparklers, Charbel said to Amanda, “I’m the happiest man on this planet right now.” Amanda expressed similar sentiments.
The bride and groom were ready to go, but their horse and carraige was no where in sight. So, Charbel’s friends broke into Boy Scout songs they once sang together in Syria. Finally, the horse and carriage arrived to whisk away the bride and groom.
The LeniCam Difference – A Video Experience More Complete Than the Live Event
As Amanda and Charbel’s guests enjoyed the sights and sounds of the lovely outdoor wedding, with its flowing waterfall and dramatic skyline views, the guests automatically filtered out the sound of falling water and traffic noises from busy Dallas streets. They also ignored beer-drinking tourists spying on the festivities from the sidewalk, even though the bride, her father and her attendants had to walk around the impromptu audience. For the video to accomplish the same feat as the wedding guests, we spent hours electronically mixing and filtering a variety of camera and audio feeds recorded at the wedding. Though attendees might have some memory of the distractions, no hint shows up in the video.
At Amanda and Charbel’s wedding ceremony, the cameraperson focused on the bride and groom. To capture the excitement and activity of the reception, the camera had to be everywhere, all the time, yet remain invisible to the celebrants. As with the wedding, several audio and video feeds were necessary. With meticulous devotion to detail we captured the entwined arms of the Syrian dancers, important sentiments like Charbel’s confession of joy and the sound of the horse’s hooves as French Boy Scout songs faded into the night.
We sweat the small stuff, so you don’t have to.
From Amanda and Charbel on The Knot:
John LeniCam did a great job for our videography needs. From the moment of our first meeting he took the time to explain show and understand our needs and the day of our wedding he was punctual and on time as well as professional in everything he did for us. I strongly recommend him.
LeniCam Videography Productions – Dallas Wedding Videos