Jennifer and Cassanova at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Marriott Quorum at the Galleria on Videography Wedding Dallas TX
In a splendid wedding showcase, merging Hispanic and Nigerian wedding traditions, the radiantly beautiful Jennifer married the happy and handsome Casanova in a Catholic ceremony celebrated at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Downtown Dallas.
When the glowing Jennifer stepped out of a Hummer stretch limousine and onto the church’s steps, bright sunshine filled the streets of Dallas, igniting her white satin gown and bouquet of white roses. A gentle breeze teased at the edges of her cathedral-length veil. A short-sleeved lace bolero complemented the strapless, empire bodice of beaded and sequined lace. The rusched satin of the skirt was pulled up to her hip on one side by a bouquet of satin roses, revealing a beaded and sequined lace skirt underneath. The train of her gown exploded into puffy ruffles below the corset closing. Waiting at the altar was an eager bridegroom looking spectacular in his black tuxedo. The beauty of the united couple was matched by the magnificent accoutrements of the historically-significant cathedral.
The bright colors of Nigerian bubas (tops), iro (skirts) and elaborate geles (headdresses) were sprinkled among the sea of guests, as were garments and accessories of deep sapphire blue, marking Jennifer’s family and attendants.
The love the couple felt for one another was easy to see as they vowed their lives to one another. When the priest prompted Casanova with, “I will love you and honor you all the days of my life,” Casanova firmly added an “always” before “love”. After the ceremony, the wedding party stopped on the portico of the cathedral for formal photography and there were so many attendants, they filled the stairway.
Jennifer and Casanova held their reception at the lovely Marriot Quorum where guests were greeted by a mariachi band. The bride and groom were led to a stage, where they sat on thrones while being showered with blessings and prayers, some in the Nigerian native tongue.
Gorgeous floral displays adorned the tables and at each place setting guests found a gold favor box and a water bottle with the couple’s picture. Each place setting also had a champagne flute and a shot glass, making guests aware that they could expect to have a good time at this party. The guests showed their appreciation by showering the couple with money throughout the evening, going far beyond the boundaries of a money dance.
The couple stood next to the huge multi-tiered wedding cake, which was covered in silver flowers with white icing foliage, for the cake cutting ceremony. Afterwards Casanova dipped Jennifer for a dramatic kiss. Crystal monogrammed flutes waited for their toast.
After sharing a few more moments like the First Dance and the Bouquet and Garter Tosses, it was time for a wardrobe change. Casanova appeared in a sapphire buba with intricate silver and gold embroidery in an emblem on his breast. Jennifer wore a sapphire kaba (single-pieced dress) with a shawl and crown of kola nuts. By appearing in these cultural clothes on their wedding day, they established their own colors for the new family they were beginning. Even Jennifer’s parents embraced the Nigerian tradition, wearing matching Nigerian cultural clothes in their own colors. Eventually the time came for Casanova and Jennifer to say good-bye and start their life together.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions – Videography Wedding Dallas TX
What a special day we had with Jennifer and Casanova and their unique celebration. We were excited about capturing everything from the glowing bride on the cathedral steps to the beautiful panorama of Nigerian cultural clothes. The trick is to be everywhere all the time, recording the sights and sounds of the day, while remaining invisible to the guests and participants.
Experience allows us to move quickly from the bright sunlight as the bride arrives, to the dimmed interior of the cathedral, all the while making adjustments on the fly to the lights and cameras. Inside, we know where to stand between the huge columns, to record the bride as she walked down the aisle with her father, because we’ve done many weddings at this venerable old cathedral. Experience has taught us to put a wireless mic on the groom, so that we can capture important phrases like Jennifer’s exclamation of “My husband,” as their car headed to the reception.
At the end of the day, we take all our footage and recordings back to the studio where they can be woven into a cinematic memory Jennifer and Casanova can enjoy in the years to come.
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Here’s what Jennifer had to say about us on The Knot: “Best Way to Remember the Day – by far one of the best investments we made to capture all our memories on our wedding day! LeniCam Video Productions is BEST OF THE BEST in my opinion and I will use them again for other special events. My husband and I ordered extra DVD’s and gave them as Thank You Gifts to family and friends: all of them couldn’t stop talking about the quality! I would recommend to any bride or to those who want to get the Bride/Groom a special gift! Worth every penny!!!!!”
LeniCam Video Productions – Videography Wedding Dallas TX