Amara and Kenny at St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church & Arlington Hilton in dallas Wedding Videos
The quaint stone church of St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican sat quietly in its wooded setting until Kenny and his groomsmen climbed out of a long Hummer limousine. “Yes! Let’s do it!” Kenny announced eagerly. His lovely bride was nearby in her fit-and-flare gown of tulle and satin, with wide lace straps and a sweetheart neckline. Her jewelry sparkled with crystals and she carried a bouquet of purple and white flowers.
Kenny and Amara’s day was filled with Nigerian traditions, beginning with the bright geles and filos (headdresses) bubas (tops), iro (skirts) and kabas (caftans) worn by the guests. Each family was represented by a different hue, creating a rainbow of color.
After coming down the aisle, Amara kept her veil over her face and modestly averted her eyes from her groom. When the minister declared them man and wife, the veil was lifted and the couple shared an enthusiastic embrace. Then the couple sat on a pew as the men of the congregation danced around them, putting monetary gifts into a large brass pot. Afterwards the couple returned to the altar for communion.
Formalities over, the wedding party noisily posed for photographer Edward Ramairez and then headed to the Hilton. Amara and Kenny danced into the reception with wide smiles. The smiles remained as they serenaded one other during their First Dance.
The wedding cake, a tower of square layers, was decorated with flourishes of green icing and flowers of purple. The groom’s cake showed homage to Kenny’s love of soccer. The couple’s single friends were eager to join the ranks of married couples and battled for the bouquet and garter when they were tossed.
Soon the dance floor was full of guests in their rainbow of cultural clothing vying for the opportunity to shower the newly married couple with paper money. The festivities continued long into the night with great joy and vigor.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
Amara and Kenny’s wedding, with its sea of colorful headdresses and charming Nigerian traditions, was fun to capture. Our microphones were planted in a variety of locations and our videographer scrambled to be everywhere, all day long, so every detail could be preserved.
One of our favorite moments of the day was the First Dance, when Amara and Kenny, with no regard for pitch or melody, belted out their song to one another. Tender moments like that are our reward for putting a lapel mic the groom before the ceremony and leaving it there until the end of the evening.
When the wedding day was over, we returned to our studio with all the audio and video recordings. Over the next few weeks, we edited and mixed the bits and pieces, until we created a video which would help Amara and Kenny keep their wedding memories fresh throughout all the days of their marriage.
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