Judy and Dallas at The Chapel of Ana Villa in The Colony
“Love you! I’m going to be your wifey in a little bit,” Judy said, smooching toward the camera, when asked if she had a message for Dallas. When asked about Judy, Dallas said, “She’s the most amazing person in the world to me.” Judy and Dallas were married at The Chapel of Ana Villa in The Colony.
The beautiful bride, surrounded by her bridesmaids in deep purple dresses, looked stunning in her strapless fit-and-flare gown with beaded bodice and a skirt of tiered ruffles. The bridesmaids entered the chapel from a balcony via tile stairs with ornate rod iron railings. The bride entered from the double doors below and came up an aisle decorated with crystal vases holding floating votive candles. After a ceremony which included the lighting of a unity candle, the bride and groom returned down the aisle in a joyous mood. They even gave one another a high five.
DJ Jeff Christianson of Fox Productions rocked the reception all night long. In the beginning, during the First Dance and the dances with parents, the volume was low and the beat was gentle. After the couple cut their gorgeous cake dripping with purple hydrangeas and purple ribbon, the music picked up. From the synchronized line dancing to the syncopated “gangnum” style, Jeff kept the dance floor busy. When a country rock song came along, Judy and Dallas proved their First Dance as man and wife was not their first dance together. Watching the couple swirl around the floor was pure magic. If anyone got tired of dancing, Beatbox Portraits was nearby with props and a photo booth.
Dallas had a stunt up his sleeve to make his garter toss and little more exciting than it could have been. After taking the garter from around Judy’s leg, he slipped it on to a football and passed it towards the single guys. They all had their hands up and were trying to connect before they remembered that whoever caught that garter, football or no football, they were traditionally going to be the next groom.
At the end of the evening Dallas and Judy said their farewells while their guests waved ribbon streamers. Then the newly married man and wife hopped into their SUV and drove away.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Production – Dallas Wedding Videographers
When guests arrived at Judy and Dallas’s ceremony and reception, they saw a finished project. Even details which were virtually invisible to the guests represented decisions Judy and Dallas had to make, as well as money they had to spend. Videography is sort of like that. Yes, LeniCam’s equipment and personnel took up some real estate in the background at the wedding and reception. That real estate was just the tip of the iceberg.
We’re good at what we do because we pay attention to the details. A detail that was important to the groom was the music provided by a live musician who was once a roommate. With the other noises all around, capturing his music was a challenge, but we did it and we used it as background music for portions of the video.
Another detail we pay attention to is our equipment. As soon as our audio and video equipment returns to the office, the data is downloaded and the memory is erased so we’ll have plenty for the next shoot. We recharge and test all the batteries every time, replacing anything that’s running low. Before reloading the equipment into our cases, we’ll inspect every inch, knob and connection to make sure that everything is in working order and that we have all the cords and peripherals needed. Then as we load for the next event, we make sure we have extra batteries, memory, cords and such – and then we get some more.
Judy and Dallas’s wedding was a one-time event. We had to get it right from the beginning. That’s why we showed up a lot earlier than we needed to. That’s why we have their footage stored on a secure server in our studio. When they hired us to videograph their wedding, we understood they were trusting us with an important responsibility. We took that responsibility seriously. We always do.
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