Cary and Janetta – Mediterranean Villa in Arlington with a DJ Reception in Dallas Wedding video
On his wedding day, Cary was very anxious to see his bride, but everyone went to great lengths to keep him from getting a glimpse of Janetta until the ceremony. When he finally got the chance to see her he said, “You’ve been hiding this dress from me and you’re looking pretty hot.” That’s just the reaction Janetta had been hoping for. Cary and Janetta were married at Mediterranean Villa in Arlington.
The gorgeous Janetta wanted to look her very best on her wedding day, so she hired a pro to come onsite to do hair and makeup. The result was stunning. Under the fingertip veil, the dark-haired beauty’s coiffure was studded with jewels. Her strapless fit-and-flare gown started with a beaded sweetheart bodice and the beading trailed down her back. The fitted torso was shirred and the full skirt was all of ruffles.
When the ceremony started, one of the first of the wedding party to come down the aisle was a young man carrying a sign which warned Cary it was his last chance to run. Then a darling pair of flower girls in turquoise dresses came along spreading petals. When the doors opened again, the elegant bride entered the room.
Mediterraean Villa provided a lovely backdrop for the ceremony with its marble parquet floors and ornate rod iron. The front of the chapel is backlit glass etched with a fleur de lis and the fleur de lis motif is repeated throughout the room. For Cary and Janetta’s wedding day two huge urns filled with mixed white flowers dominated the area before the etched glass. Between the urns were tall crystal vases with orchids floating in water. Gorgeous rod iron candelabras and crystal sconces flanked the urns. As a final touch, all the chairs in the room were draped in white satin.
The reception space was as magnificent as the chapel and hosted a fun energetic evening. After their First Dance and turns on the floor with their parents, Cary and Janetta cut their grand wedding cake, which was decorated with black filigree and ribbons and studded with crystals. Cary’s groom’s cake was a yummy chocolate treat especially laced with peanut butter, one of his favorite flavors.
The DJ gathered all the men on the floor and then the groom appeared in a motorcycle helmet to lead the men in a really wild dance routine. Later everyone was called to the floor for a group hug. When the room emptied for the farewell, Cary and Janetta had their own private moment on the dance floor, and then they went outside for a shower of bubbles and well wishes. A black limousine waited to carry them off into the night.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
Like most brides, Janetta wanted tight close-ups during her vows, but she didn’t want a cameraman standing next to her all through the ceremony. We’d faced that dilemma since we first began videoing weddings over a decade ago. Instead of thinking up excuses to give the brides and the wedding coordinators, we custom-designed a remote control camera which would be inconspicuous at the front of the room, but would provide high quality close-ups. Cary thought close-ups of the bride were such a great idea that groom close-ups would be a good idea, too. So he hired us to bring in a third camera.
We also needed to be close up to capture all the precious sentiments expressed throughout the day. Cary and Janetta would have gotten tired of us following them around with a handheld microphone pretty quickly, so we put a wireless mic on Cary’s lapel. The bride and groom forget it was even there and we were able to include their sweet words to one another on their video.
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LeniCam Video Productions – DJ Reception