Sara and Bennett Serchen | The Cotton Exchange in Waterford, Wisconsin

It was my very first time visiting Wisconsin and I could not have wished more on my visit; a beautiful wedding, a beautiful day and a beautiful couple! Plus the weather in September actually felt like fall was on its way and I loved it – sorry Texas, but sometimes you’re too hot! Bennett and Sara, thank you for taking me on a journey I didn’t think I needed. I hope nothing, but pure joy, laughter and love with one another throughout the years to come.

Now onto the newly weds big day…

Thirty minutes into the thirteenth hour of the day on September 14, 2019 Sara became Mrs. Bennett Serchen. It was a beautiful space in time anchored by the strength of a love worthy of imitation. Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing the start of their journey with video.

High school may have proven to be one of the most important times in the lives of this pair. Sara walked into what seemed to be an ordinary classroom, but quite the opposite was true. This classroom belonged to Bennett and his favorite teacher. On September 25th of 2013, while Bennett sat eating lunch, Sara walked in sparking a friendship that would shape the rest of their lives. The duo began dating just three years later, nearly to the date.

Photo by Luann Dibb

September is an incredibly special month for Bennett and Sara. It marks the start of everything they have been and will be to one another. Every year, to honor their beginning, they venture through Holy Hill. The tradition allowed Bennett to catch Sara by complete surprise with a proposal that involved the entire family for a walk that featured the most sacred moments of their relationship until that point.

With a truly beautiful, elegant, catholic ceremony the two entered into forever as one. The stained-glass windows anchored perfectly into the walls of the massive chapel couldn’t compare to the awesome light illuminating from the crowd gathered to bear witness. Joy floated around the room, coloring each face with a tailored hope for the couple. 

Sara was flawless in her white lace, floral gown; accented with a simple gold sequined belt at her waist. Bennett looked dapper in a classic tux with a bow tie, and a soft yellow and burgundy boutonniere.

The occasion was sprinkled with live music and the timeless utterings, promising spiritual renewal and unconditional love. Not long after the ceremony concluded, the two dashed to their black dodge chariot, playfully running circles around it, Bennett in some vintage black and white converses and Sara in her own classic white high-tops, before heading to the reception. The happy couple snuck in a stop at beautiful park where people fish frequently, and then at Uncle Harry’s Frozen Custard & Ice Cream to share a kiss in front of a large wall-size chalkboard congratulating them on their union. 

Eventually they joined the rest of the party, away from the arches of the church, at a stylish venue crafted with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Live music flooded the stylish room. Not only did guests fill the huge dance floor, but some serenaded the crowd with karaoke, while others opted to exercise their mental aptitude with a giant Jenga game. There is little doubt that a great time was had by all. 

Skys the Limit Productions would like to offer a special thank you to the beautiful couple. Best wishes!

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue | St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community
Reception Venue | The Cotton Exchange
Venue Coordinator | Jenna
Photographer| Luann Dibb
Dress Shop/Boutique| Brandi’s Bridal
Hair Stylist| Hannah Graham
Florist| Jess Fleur Fun
Officiant| Father Ed
DJ| Felix and Fingers
Baker| Butterfly Sweets

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Dear Newly Weds

I know it’s cliché, but before we welcome the beginning of a new decade, I want to write a much needed letter for all my past couples. As I organized your gallery and listened to your vows on video, I’ve gathered my thoughts into one document.

Choosing when to press the camera button is a huge responsibility. At the end of the day, flowers wilt, dance lights are turned off and cake is eaten, but your images and videos will live on. You and your spouse trusted Skys the Limit Production with this responsibility and I could not be more grateful. There are literally thousands of videographers and photographers, and you chose me and my team.

You each became a client, then soon became a friend. Throughout just this year, I’ve witnessed you guys begin new adventures like going on trips or starting a new job, celebrating moments with the in-laws, and even adding to your own family; thanks Instagram and Facebook! I cannot wait for what 2020 brings!

My prayer is that every frame I gave to you serves as a reminder for you and your spouse; a reminder of happiness, commitment and love for one another. I pray you’re taken back to that very day and you still say “I do” for the years to come.

– Sarah

Chelsey and Joshua Mullins | Chapel at Chestnut Square in McKinney, Texas

The Chapel at Chestnut Square

At the start of the 18th hour on August 10th, Chelsey and Joshua leapt into the next chapter of their lives in a beautiful vintage ceremony in the Chapel at Chestnut Square in McKinney, Texas. Skys the Limit Production was there to record and frame each precious moment.

Nearly 13 years ago love found a resting place between these two in perhaps, one of the unlikeliest places, a brand-new restaurant in Rockwall on the harbor. Neither of them could have predicted that their budding friendship would eventually lead them down the aisle.

It was always you wedding sign
Image by Skys the Limit Production

With Joshua’s two daughters and Chelsey’s two sons, the two joined forming a modern-day Brady Bunch, just as sweet as fiction. The night before they were to officially adopt the title of homeowners, Joshua surprised Chelsey with a question of forever on his lips on the steps of that house, ensuring that this new page had a glorious start.

First Touch | Bride and Groom | Skys the Limit | Mckinney Wedding Photographer
Image by Skys the Limit Production
Chapel at Chestnut Square

The Chapel at Chestnut Square offered itself as an excellent representation of this lovely couple. It provided all the elements of a classic wedding ceremony with the sprinklings of new traditions specific to their new union.

Joshua couldn’t hold his tears at bay as the large dark wood doors of the chapel opened to reveal his bride, wearing an elegant creamy white, sleeveless sequined gown, as she took her first steps toward their forever. He stood, with an anxious calm in a white- collar shirt with his sleeves rolled up, covered in a simple four button dark grey vest and pants. With one hand resting over the other, his leg shook as he prepared to take her hand into his own. There was not a dry eye in sight as friends and family alike, witnessed their commitment take shape in front of their very eyes.

Once their “I Do’s were exchanged the newlyweds, along with their guests, ventured out of the chapel and into the reception area. Smiles were radiating light from all around with tears of joy to match. Guests took their time to write notes, pose for pictures, and keepsakes, to wish the couple well until daylight started to retreat.

With the certificate signed, the bouquet tossed, the toasts concluded, the couple took to the stone floor of the wooden gazebo, urging others to join as they fervently danced the night away.

Bride and Groom's last dance at their wedding reception
Image by Skys the Limit Production

Special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Mullins for inviting Skys the Limit Production into such a special moment in their lives.

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Venue| Providence Place Bridal Shop
Venue Coordinator| Kim Ducote
Officiant| Mark Dodson
DJ| Lemont Ford
Florist| Michelle Westfall
Baker| Ashley Reid
Caterer| Alejandro’s Grill & Cantina
Makeup Artist| April Hill

Taylor and Seth | The Springs in Weatherford, TX

The Westwood Hall offered its warmth to the guests of Seth and Taylor, as they committed themselves to one another on August 17th at 2:00 in the afternoon. This beautiful moment in time left an indelible impression on 454 Thompson Rd. Skys the Limit Production was there to capture it all.

The SPRINGS Event Venue in Weatherford, Texas

No one would dispute the idea that social media has a lot of offer. If one should look, nearly anything desired can be found. This sentiment was made true for Seth and Taylor. Though they were not looking, they connected in the cyber streets of Instagram. After realizing that they shared a church, decided to go on a date and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

Over time their fondness for one another grew immensely. During spring break, the week apart, was enough for Seth to realize the full measure of his love for Taylor. At the close of the week, Seth surprised Taylor with a bouquet of flowers on his front lawn, insisting that they pose for pictures. As he took a knee to “tie his shoes”, he raised his eyes, brimming with his love for her and confessed that he didn’t want to spend another minute without her. There in his front yard, while his brother recorded the scene, Seth asked Taylor to be his wife.

Weddings have their share of ripples in the lake of human plans but there seemed to be a peculiar joy emanating from the wedding party as they eagerly posed for photographs and commanded the scene in view of the camera.

The sky gifted the ceremony with a beautiful blue hue and just enough to sun to warm the air. Guests seated in the crisp white lawn chairs, that lined either side of the concrete runway littered with flower petals, all turned their eyes to stare in awe as Taylor gingerly made her way to the alter in a classically beautiful gown. Poised between two stone pillars, underneath a dark wooden arch dressed in greenery and sunflowers, Seth stood clothed in a simple, yet, elegant, black tux with a white-collar shirt, beckoning his bride.  

As the Seth and Taylor bowed their heads in prayer, the stillness of their decision settled into the hearts of all attendees. Surrounded by the awesome beauty of God’s artistry, the richness of the earth around them, it was clear that this union was one he fashioned himself.

The wedding party vacated the invisible boundaries of the afternoon sun and reconnected in a massive ballroom. Drawn with various earth-tones, the sunflower drew eyes everywhere she rested. The night drifted away as the clatter of feet traced fresh memories into the polished wood of the dance floor. There were smiles all around. Perhaps Seth echoed the sentiment of the evening best when, after playfully painting Taylor’s face with a bit of cake, he offered in a gleeful shout, “I love you!”

Skys the Limit Production wishes the lovely duo the very best that life has to offer. Thank you for allowing us to be there to celebrate your moment.

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Venue Coordinator | Emily Diaz
Officiant | Caleb
Dress Shop | David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist | Bia Hays
Hair Stylist | Andrea McCormick
DJ | Aaron Matthews
Rental/Linen | Angie Brown
Florist | Floralee