Billy and Carrie at McKinney’s Cotton Mill in Wedding Video Dallas
The first thing Billy learned about Carrie was her Top Five Fun Facts on E-Harmony. The facts were hilarious and Billy is still enjoying Carrie’s sense of fun. Billy and Carrie were married at The Cotton Mill in McKinney.
The name of the venue is no clever marketing ploy. The edifice was built in the early 1900’s and was central to the Texas cotton industry. Cotton was actively grown and processed in Collin County. Over the years the mill buildings have been renovated several times and the old charm of early twentieth century industrialization has been preserved and enhanced.
Along with being fun, Carrie is a real beauty. She looked stunning in her strapless satin A-line gown with a beaded sweetheart bodice and shirring, which emphasized her trim frame. Even as she posed for pictures, you could tell this was a lady who liked to bring joy to everyone around her.
Carrie’s Mom escorted the bride down the aisle and gave her to Billy. The ceremony included a sand-pouring ritual with both moms and ended with an enthusiastic kiss. “Life is just better with her around,” Billy was heard to say. Now she’ll always be around.
At the reception the couple cut their beautiful wedding cake which had pink roses cascading from top to bottom and they toasted one another with gorgeous crystal flutes. It was easy to tell that they were eager to get the formalities behind them and head out on the dance floor. The energy of the bride and groom was infectious and the dance floor stayed busy all night long.
Eventually the day was over and it was time for the bride and groom to escape. Hand-in-hand they strolled triumphantly to the vintage car waiting to whisk them away.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
The first step in making Billy and Carrie’s video was to talk to the couple and learn what was important to them about each other and about their special day. To us, that’s more important than the order of service. We want our videos to be a touchstone throughout a marriage, not just the recording of a ritual.
We learned Billy and Carrie were a high energy couple interested in the joys of a life well-lived. So we suggested our trailer style video which uses one song as the theme of a fast-paced video. Carrie chose the song and then we wove the action and sounds we recorded into the music. In several places, like the sand pouring ceremony, we used special effects to emphasize the couple’s high energy.
Here’s what they had to say on The Knot website after they saw their video, “John is friendly and easy to work with. Not to mention, he is an amazing videographer and a great editor. He captured all of the great moments and edited them together to tell the story our wedding. When we saw our special day on Blu Ray we were blown away by the video and audio quality. We can’t thank him enough!”
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