Melissa and Bryan – Wedding Videography Dallas
Ceremony and Reception at Prestonwood Baptist Church
Melissa and Bryan met at the training gym where they both work. Shortly after they started dating, Bryan flipped through some pictures of Melissa and realized he was looking at the girl he wanted to marry. Melissa and Bryan were joined in matrimony at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.
The beautiful bride chose a strapless fit-and-flare gown decorated with a large floral bouquet appliquéd just above the spot where the gown flared out. Highlighting her trim waist was a rhinestone belt and a cathedral-length tulle veil cascaded down her back. The bridesmaids wore short, spaghetti-strapped dresses of sapphire blue. All the bouquets were made of a variety of white flowers including hydrangeas and peonies.
Before the ceremony, Bryan got a peek at his bride at the romantic First Look. There Melissa presented him with a heart-felt letter she’d written to him in honor of their marriage. Karen Lim-Smith and Seranata Strings, a favorite of ours, entertained the guests in the chapel and as the ceremony began, chimes pealed out. The stage of the chapel was decorated with large wrought iron candlesticks holding column candles.
As Bryan and Melissa posed for pictures after the ceremony, the groom admitted that his back was hurting. The bride replied, “I don’t even want to hear it. Four inch heels!” The high heels didn’t stop the couple from enjoying their First Dance together as man and wife at the reception.
The wedding cake was a beautiful five tiered tower of iridescent white icing. The cake was trimmed with green hydrangeas and white peonies. The chocolate groom’s cake was a tribute to Texas A&M, as was the bride’s garter which was trimmed in maroon. As their marriage celebration drew to a close, the couple made their escape through a shower of white rose petals to the white Mustang convertible which waited for them.
Behind the Scenes with LeniCam Video Productions
When you watch a Hollywood movie, one of the reasons you are able to feel as if you are actually inside the scenes are the multiple camera angles, which allow you to see things from several vantage points. As you watch Melissa and Bryan’s wedding video, you have the same sensation. That’s because we had two professional grade HD videocameras at the wedding and these cameras have a wide range of zoom capabilities.
One of the cameras is actually a custom-designed, proprietary, remote-control camera on a tripod which we developed specifically for weddings. With it we are able to get tight close-ups of the bride during the vows, but there is no cameraman at the front of the church distracting the audience away from the couple. Prestonwood is one of many venues in Dallas which do not allow a videographer at the front of the church, so we are actually the only videographers who could get this shot.
We’re also sound specialists, so we came to the wedding with several types of microphones and with the ability to directly record audio feeds. That’s why diverse sounds, like the chimes, the live musicians and the bride and groom all come through crystal clear on the video.
Capturing the sights and sounds of Melissa and Bryan’s wedding day was just the beginning of the creation process. Then we went back to our studio to edit and mix the audio and video footage over the next few weeks. After we created the demo tape we invited the bride and groom to make any edits they wanted to. The final product was a full-length video which includes their whole wedding, not just excerpts like this highlight video.
When we first talked to the bride and groom, they were hesitant to have us film their very short reception, but after seeing the video, they said that having us at the reception was one of the best decisions they made for their wedding day.
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LeniCam Video Productions – Wedding Videography Dallas