Fall Wedding at Park Cities Baptist Church
Lauren and Alex – Ellis Chapel at Park Cities Baptist Church and the Doubletree Inn in Wedding Videos Dallas TX
Their first date was at Mattito’s in Uptown and by their third date they realized something serious was going on. Recently, for old time’s sake, they made a repeat visit. Next time they go they’ll be man and wife, because Lauren and Alex were married at Ellis Chapel of Park Cities Baptist Church.
The pretty, strawberry-blond Lauren wore a white satin halter gown covered in ornate crystal-enhanced lace. The back of the gown was festooned with a large slipknot bow. Her “something old” was a beautiful diamond solitaire necklace which had been her grandmothers. Her scallop-edged tulle veil was trimmed with crystals. In her hands she carried a bouquet of white roses.
Ellis Chapel provided an elegant back drop for the fall wedding. The pews were decorated with nosegays of roses with a trailing burgundy ribbon. Brass candlesticks and a large arrangement of flowers graced the stage. A pipe organ and live trumpet played as Lauren went down the aisle on her father’s arm. Adding color to the scene were the bridesmaids in their short red dresses. The ceremony included scripture readings and the lighting of a unity candle.
The reception was held nearby in the Doubletree Inn. Lauren freshened her look by replacing her veil with a crystal-embellished ribbon in her hair. After they were announced Alex took his dazzling bride into his arms and guided her around the dance floor like a pro. It was easy to see they were both glad to be married. Alex became playful as they cut their cake and Lauren ended up with icing all over her chin. From the elaborately decorated wedding cake with roses trailing down the side, the couple turned to the chocolate groom’s cake embellished with the Texas Ranger’s team logo.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
There’s more to a wedding day than a ceremony and a reception. Sometimes it’s those in-between times that are the most fun or photogenic. That’s why we get to a wedding and hour and a half before it starts and keep the cameras rolling until the bride and groom drive away.
We target an early arrival, because to avoid getting held up by traffic or missed exits. We also have a lot of equipment to unload and set up. As soon as that’s all done, our videographer’s become roving reporters, checking into the bride’s dressing room and visiting with the groom to get the background story.
Lauren’s dad told us about the grandmother’s necklace and Alex revealed the story of their first and last date at Mattito’s. Those kinds of details make the video much more interesting to watch. It also gives us an opportunity to double check all the details and make sure that everyone who needs one has a microphone. We put a lavalier microphone on the groom to clearly record the vows and then ask him to keep it on, so we can capture sentiments expressed throughout the evening.
Of course, the wedding ceremony is the main event. We set up one camera near the front of the chapel to get the bride as she walked down the aisle and then close-ups of her during the vows. It’s a remote control camera, so the videographer is able to look through a monitor and control the camera. without being up in the front where he’d be distracting. Another cameraman set up at the back of the church to capture the shots of more complete view of the front of the chapel.
One videographer stayed with the couple while they had formal photography made in front of the beautiful church, while another one set up for the reception. By the time the bride and groom were announced, both videocameras were ready to capture the fun.
Our goal was to be everywhere all the time, recording everything. Still we want to be invisible to the guests and participants. That’s why we developed our custom remote camera and use professional grade HD videocameras that let us get great quality shots without having to be in the middle of everything, like videographers using DSLR.
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LeniCam Video Productions – Wedding Videos Dallas TX