Brooke and Brian at Park Cities Baptist Church and Belo Mansion
Chimes announced the beginning of the ceremony. Then everyone stood as the familiar notes of “Here Comes the Bride” pealed out from the magnificent pipe organ. During the ceremony, a gospel choir sang the traditional hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy”, with an old spiritual twist, and then as the newly married couple recessed down the aisle, the choir sang, “Oh Happy Day.” Brooke and Brian’s musical wedding was performed in the beautiful sanctuary of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
Before the nuptials, the groom sent his bride a sweet hand-written note which very obviously touched her heart as she read it. Then he touched her heart again with another surprise after the ceremony. She’d hoped for a diamond band for each side of her engagement ring and she’d checked the ring box, just the day before, to see if she would be getting them. There was only one ring in the box and during the vows, Brian gave her that band. He wasn’t through, however. Anticipating her surreptitious peek, he’d hidden the second band away, so he could surprise her with it after the ceremony.
For her wedding, Brooke chose a strapless gown with a deep square décolleté, peeking from behind a crumb-catcher of sheer ruffles. The fitted gown spread out at the knees into a cascade of ruffles. The ruffles followed her down the aisle in the gown’s train. The bride’s coiffure was a simple up-do covered by a two-tiered cathedral-length veil. She wore the first waist-length tier in front, as she came down the aisle. Her demure demeanor did not hint at the electric blue high-heeled pumps with peek-a-boo toes she wore beneath the gown.
From Park Cities Baptist Church the guests moved to the elegant Belo Mansion in the Downtown Dallas Arts District where a delicious buffet meal was served, featuring a carving station with scrumptious-looking prime rib. The bride’s cake was a seven-tiered wonder, with each tier decorated in a different style, and the whole cake festooned with real flowers. The groom’s cake, speaking to his love of the sea, was a large anchor. When the festivities were over, Brooke and Brian were whisked away in a white vintage car.
Behind the Scenes with Lenicam Video Productions – Dallas Wedding Videographers
A photographer can capture both posed and candid shots with his camera. With a professional-grade, high -definition videocamera and microphones, our videographers capture the sound and the movement of your special day, along with its sights. In this video you can hear the chimes as the mothers are seated, the timbre of the pipe organ as the bride walks down the aisle and when the choir breaks into “Holy, Holy, Holy” you can watch them sway as you listen to their music.
A photograph can show a groom’s smile. Our videographer caught Brian’s smile lighting up his eyes, before it moved to his lips, just as the doors opened revealing his lovely bride. Our cameras recorded the full range of the Brooke’s emotions as she reads his letter. Then as the couple enjoyed their first dance, you can hear them sharing their thoughts about the day, because the groom was wearing a microphone on his lapel.
We promise brides we’ll be everywhere, all the time, on their special day, but we always do our best to be invisible also. Many times our couples confess they don’t know how we got some of our shots, since they never saw us. When we leave an event our job has just begun, because we will spend many hours in the studio, mixing and editing everything we’ve recorded, so that when you receive your video, you’re wedding will look just like you dreamed it would.
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