Margaret and Tony at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church inWedding Video Dallas
This wedding was seven years in the making. First Margaret and Tony were friends. Then they lived in different states for several years. Finally, love conquered all. Margaret and Tony were married in Dallas at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. No wonder Margaret sang Etta James’ “At Last” to her husband at the reception.
The Greek Orthodox Church has a rich visual tradition and Holy Trinity reflects the best parts of it. The beautiful church with its stunning iconography and amazing architecture was a gorgeous backdrop for the wedding. The ceremony, rich in symbolic rituals, was extremely meaningful.
Still, the lovely bride was the star of the show. Her brocade gown with sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves was covered in sparkling crystals. The lace-trimmed, cathedral-length veil seemed to wrap her in magic. Under her veil, large crystal ornaments held her hair in place and crystal earrings dangled from her ears.
Margaret and Tony were supported on their wedding day by a large group of friends and family, many of them were in the wedding party – ten bridesmaids and six groomsmen. The bridesmaids wore long black dresses in a variety of styles, each with sparkling metallic pumps. Margaret’s bouquet was made of white roses mixed with white tulips. Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet of green orchids.
After the wedding, the wedding party posed for formal portraits by Caroline Jurgensen Photography. You could tell everyone was happy and enjoying the honor of being a part of Margaret and Tony’s special day.
The reception was held in the social hall of the church which had been transformed into an elegant ballroom with gilt bamboo-style chairs, crisp white linens, large white floral arrangements and a live band playing scintillating Big Band Era dance music. The name of the band was Downtown Fever and Margaret once sang with them. She stopped the show when she joined them to belt out the classic torch song for her beloved Tony.
The beautiful wedding cake, which looked as if it had been wrapped in yards of lace climbed tall with five layers of cake and three layers of pink silk roses. Whether they were cutting their cake or dancing their first dance, it was easy to tell how in love the couple is. When the evening was over, Margaret and Tony strolled through a shower of pink rose petals to a Bentley convertible and drove away.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions – Wedding Videos Dallas
Margaret and Tony’s wedding day was a feast for the senses, both sight and sound. In order to convey that through video, our videographers had to be everywhere, all the time, from an hour and a half before the wedding to the moment the couple rode away in the convertible. Because we use professional grade HD vidoecameras, we’re able to stay at the edge of the crowd and still get every detail of the bride’s happy face. Because the couple hired two cameras for the wedding and reception, we were able to record more footage and produce a video which rivals a Hollywood production.
Along with our cameras we use a variety of microphones and audio feeds. For instance, Margaret’s song sounds as good as it does on the video because we recorded it directly from the audio feed, rather than depending on the cameras microphone which is better suited for ambient sounds or conversations happening right in front of it.
The people at the church were very good to work with. The priest showed us where to plug into their audio system so we could get a direct audio feed of everything he said. They were happy to let us record the ceremony, but they had one rule – no one in the audience could see us. So, we hid behind a big pillar and were able to see the ceremony even better than some of the audience could.
After the wedding we took all the audio and video footage back to our studio and spend weeks editing and mixing it all to create a unique video for Margaret and Tony, as well has the brief highlights video shown here.
We told the bride and groom that no matter what happened on their wedding day – good or bad – they would love their video. During the ceremony, one of the bridesmaids fainted, but you’d never know it by looking at the video. The couple loved the finished product and can enjoy in all their years together.
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