Dara and Bisi – Eastridge Park Christian Church in Mesquite Wedding Videography Dallas TX
Dara and Bisi began their day together in a photo session across the street from the church in Town East Park. A gentle breeze lifted Dara’s veil just like the wind machines do for models in magazine spreads. After Ivy Weddings photographers got all the shots they needed, Bisi helped his bride cross busy Town East Boulevard. Inside the church, guests in gorgeous Nigerian caftans and headdresses were eager for the bride to come down the aisle.
Dara looked stunning in a ball gown with a ruffled halter which fell into a V neckline. The shirred bodice was gathered into a beaded belt and then spread out into a full skirt. She carried a bouquet of pink and white roses. Her bridesmaids in short black dresses, carried red roses and wore red pumps.
To escort Dara down the aisle, her father wore a spectacular woven caftan with bright orange ornamentation and a golden cap. Throughout the congregation other family and friends wore turbans in turquoise, hot pink and other colors, each color representing a different family unit. To honor these various families Dara and Bisi lit a unity candle during the ceremony.
The reception was held in the fellowship hall of the church. Tables were covered in white linens with a red topper and the chairs were draped to match. The guests enjoyed a buffet meal and the couple’s beautiful wedding cake. Soon thick rolls of greenbacks came out and the guests showered the couple with bills peeled off the rolls.
Since the wedding established a new family, Dara and Bisi disappeared for a while to change into cultural clothes made of a soft pink – the color for their new family. After more celebrations the couple drove away in their mini-van. Gabe Villalobos of Biel Events should be proud of this wedding and reception.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
Budget is an important factor in planning a wedding. Dara and Bisi needed to watch their budget very carefully, so we worked with them to trim our cost to a price they could afford. One of the ways we kept costs down was by using only one cameraman. The fact that both the ceremony and the reception were at the same location also helped.
An important part of Dara and Bisi’s reception was the formal introduction of the bride and groom and their families. As each family unit was introduced, they would enter the reception dancing. In order to capture the groups as they entered and follow them through their dance we used a wheeled dolly. Our cameraman would more with the family as they entered the room. When a group’s presentation was over, we would then roll back to the entrace to capture the next group.
Using only one cameraman limits the amount of footage we can shoot and the number of locations we can cover, however, we don’t allow it to effect the quality of the video we produce. We still use professional grade HD vidoecameras and the best in audio equipment. We meticulously edit and mix the video in our state-of-the-art studio. The finished product is a wedding video we can be proud of and the couple can enjoy for years to come.
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