Panissa and Dason’s ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Reception in Tower Club Captured by Dallas Wedding Videographer
Cupid must have had a day off the first time Dason met Panissa, because both of them went on to date other people. However, they stayed in touch on a friendly basis and eventually Cupid got it right. Panissa and Dason were married in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Lakewood, a charming neighborhood on Dallas’ east side.
The petite bride chose a big dramatic look for her wedding day. In the back, her form-fitting strapless gown plunged almost to her waist in the back, where a long row of tiny satin covered buttons began and continued to the hem of her train. The simple bodice of the trumpet-shaped wedding dress flared into wide skirt traced with curlicues of puffy ruffles. The sweetheart neckline showcased her sensational pearl necklace. When she joined Dason at the front of the church, he said, “You look beautiful.”
The couple’s reception was held in the elegant Tower Club on the 48th floor of Thanksgiving Tower. The lights of Downtown Dallas provided a glorious background for the festivities. Panissa’s wedding cake was a multi-tiered wonder, covered in glowing white fondant rose petals and topped with a bouquet of live pink flowers.
DJ Stephen Leggett of Complete Weddings + Events Dallas kept the dance floor hopping all night long. The bride and groom preformed a choreographed First Dance and then danced with their parents. Panissa’s Cambodian heritage was celebrated with a traditional promenade by her friends and family. There was also an American promenade, of sorts, as guests filled the floor for line dancing. One little toddler in pink cowboy boots was so excited by the music she lifted her dress and flashed the crowd. Dason found the music pretty exciting also. He and a friend broke some moves on the dance floor – really! Down on the dance floor!
Compared to his petite bride, Dason is a long, tall drink of water. In fact, he’s so tall that when Panissa reached up to feed him a bite of the chocolate groom’s cake, more landed on his chin than did in his mouth. The newly married couple and their guests had a fun evening, but eventually it came to an end. Then the couple climbed into a flower-bedecked horse-drawn carriage from North Star Carriage, Dallas’s oldest carriage company.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
Our videographers arrived at St. Thomas Aquinas an hour and a half before the ceremony to set up their cameras and microphones. When everything was set, one videographer visited the bride and another, the groom.
As the guests were seated, a live guitarist sang “The Wedding Song.” We filmed his performance and also recorded his music to use throughout the video, giving it the flavor Panissa and Dason had chosen for their wedding.
Having two videographers allowed us to place one camera in the back of the church to capture the magnificent beauty of the church’s interior, while our close-up cameras and lavaliere microphones allowed us to capture the more intimate moments. That’s how we recorded Dason’s, “You look beautiful,” as his bride approached, and Panissa’s radiant smile during her vows.
Throughout the day, from the bride’s dressing room to the couple’s departure by carriage, we were everywhere, recording everything, while managing to remain virtually invisible to the guests and participants. At the end of the day, our job had only begun. We returned to our studio and in the days that followed, edited and mixed the sights and sounds of Panissa and Dason’s wedding day, so it could always be a part of their lives.
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Here’s what Panissa and Dason said about us on The Knot: “we had a great experience with john at lenicam, he was always on time and shoot great footage, i liked that he came to the rehearsal dinner too, he also has good equipment, i like his remote controlled camera that we used in the church, you can trust john to take care of your wedding video needs”
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