Marcus + Jessica Rodgers | Mountain Breeze Manor in Pigeon Forge, TN

Marcus and Jessica got married outside the Smoky Mountain Lodge, which is a real log cabin lodge in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. It was such a fun wedding and you could even hear the venue’s small waterfall nearby! Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing their adventurous union with photo and video.

The Ceremony

Jessica’s dress created a cathedral length train while Marcus wore a navy blue suit, and they looked perfect. The ceremony was an intimate service outside underneath a wooden bridge. During the ceremony the groom’s grandfather officiated the wedding. He told stories from his point of view. It was hilarious and sweet at the same time. My favorite quote the officiant said in his prayer was “may the world forever be a better place because the two of you fell in love”.

The ceremony area was decorated with long white drapes, hanging greenery and floating metal rings that each held a few candles, which was a perfect touch. The reception was in a cabin deep in the mountains at the Mountain Breeze Manor – I love this venue because it’s so cozy and relaxed, not to mention a great view. Weddings at the Mountain Breeze Manor are amazing, because the surroundings are completely stunning.

The Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers took many photos in the afternoon, and cut cake in the evening. They sat together sharing stories about one another, and even had time to watch through a slideshow of both Marcus and Jessica growing up and eventually finding one another. For dinner, they ate the best breadsticks in town from Olive Garden. Lastly, they finished off the evening by lighting and sending lanterns into the night sky.

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Joshua + Alyssa | Rustic Grace Estate Van Alstyne, TX

Joshua and Alyssa got married at Rustic Grace Estate, which is a charming white chapel in Van Alstyne, TX with a bright red barn. It was such a fun wedding and the sun shone all day long! Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing their union with both video and photography.

The couple

Bride and Groom Portrait at Rustic Grace Estate

Joshua wore navy suit with a goldish tie. Alyssa wore a long lacy dress that created a train. Every piece of jewelry had a meaning behind the women in Alyssa’s family; besides the rings her groom provided for her of course! They both looked perfect.

Before the ceremony, Joshua’s mother dressed them both in a traditional hanbok. We took photos inside the chapel as well as adding a little bit of their humorous personality. There’s a swing beside the chapel where Alyssa pushed her gleefully groom on the swing.

Getting hitched

The ceremony was an intimate affair in a stunning chapel. During the ceremony They prayed and took communion. It was really beautiful.

They decorated the area with simple floral, which I loved. The reception was in the barn at Rustic Grace Estate – there were so many great opportunities for portraits. Weddings at Rustic Grace Estate are amazing, because the grounds are brilliant.

The party

The couple had a variety of pies in the afternoon, and a DJ playing music in the evening. It was such a sweet moment to witness the parents’ dance. After the mother son dance as well as the daddy daughter dance, the couple had their other parent join them on the dance floor. All three couples danced together. For dinner they had proper wedding grub, and the first dance gave the couple a chance to show off their dance moves. They finished off the evening with a parade of bubble exit.

Why Rustic Grace Estate is a great place to get married

Rustic Grace Estate is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Van Alstyne, TX. The venue offers a unique atmosphere – and there is a perfect field at sunset that’s perfect for photos.

Rustic Grace Estate is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Van Alstyne, TX. The venue offers a unique atmosphere – and there is a perfect field at sunset that’s perfect for photos.

The bridal suite is located on top of the groom’s suite. Though my couple did not do this, this creates a perfect opportunity to do a “first touch” with the couple at the staircase; bride being at the top and groom being at the bottom.

“Sarah was incredible!!! My husband and I loved having her and her team shooting our wedding. We got married on Thursday and already have wedding teaser photos by Monday! I am in awe at the beauty she was able to capture and cannot wait to see everything else! She was able to move dates for me due to COVID and took every request and met it!”- Alyssa

Bride and Groom walking towards Chapel in Van Alstyne, Texas

If you’re planning a wedding at Rustic Grace Estate, get in touch!

Wedding Highlight

The Dream Team

Cake | KimCake4U

Dress | Coreena’s Bridal

Hair | Tobye Teague

Makeup | Grand Slam Glam

Rental | Table Cloth Factory

Florist | Cristen Graf

DJ | Bob Noell

Caterer | Prairie House Restaurant

2020 Christmas Mini Photo Session

There will be TWO available locations for this year’s Christmas Mini Photo Session.

  • The Lumen Room Lifestyle location in Dallas, Texas – Nov 13, 2020
  • Bozeman’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lumberton, Texas – Nov 28, 2020

Lumberton Christmas Mini info:

Lumberton Photo Mini Session

Each 20-minute session will come with 10 images to choose from in your online gallery.

More photos are available for purchase for $10/image or $75 for the whole gallery.

This outside setup with rows and rows of real Christmas trees. There will be a bench, a blanket and a few other props.

There are normally plenty of parking in front of the farm. Facing towards the rows of trees from the entrance, we’ll be located on the right side.

Pets are welcomed, but must be kept on a leash.

Click here to choose a time.

Dallas Christmas Mini info:

This is our first year in studio for Christmas Minis.

Each 20-minute session will come with 12 images to choose from in your online gallery. Times range from 11:00AM – 6:30PM (as of right now).

More photos are available for purchase for $10/image or $75 for the whole gallery.

This will be an inside setup with a green couch, white rug, trees and other props to choose from. I will also be providing Christmas cookies for the children and those young at heart.

Parking and Entry: the front doors of the building are on Peak Street. Parking is free along Peak Street and in the lot behind the building. Once inside, take the elevator to the 3rd floor and enter suite 303.

Pets are welcomed.

Choose and book a time below for November 13, 2020 in Dallas.

Christmas Mini Photo Session Arrival Info

Questions? Email Sarah at Sarah@skysproduction.com.

An Authentic Announcement

Around 2 million people get married each year and the challenge of planning a wedding hasn’t gotten much easier. Basic Invite offers a reprieve. A space to truly create something unique to aid in the task of sharing the details about your special day.

Wedding Invitations

There is no need to settle for something close to what you envisioned when Basic Invite invites you to create exactly what you want! Your wedding invitation is the first hint of your official union to all those you know and love. Though many marry, your bond is the only one of its kind. The two of you, on the verge of this next leap together, deserve an announcement as authentic as the love you profess. Even with its line of traditional wedding invitations, Basic Invite, proves that at Basic Invite nothing truly basic exists.

Basic Invite is one of the few, if not only, websites that allow customers unfettered access to nearly every color in the spectrum. With a myriad of designs and hues to consider, Basic Invite will guarantee that your invitation will be as distinctive as your love. An occasion as momentous, as your wedding day, warrants a celebration. Whether it’s a bridal shower or engagement party, Basic Invite has what you need to make your internal picture a reality. With over 180 different color options, you can design your engagement party card down to the most minute detail.

Once you have perfected your vision, order a printed sample. Basic Invite gives its customers the opportunity to test the texture of the card and the quality of the design before submitting their final order. With Basic Invite, you don’t have to buy and hope that its right; you can be certain beyond any doubt.

Plenty companies understand the importance of choice when it comes to invitations and such and can often fall short with limited selections for envelopes. That is not the case with Basic Invite. Make a statement with your invitation before its even opened by choosing an envelope from over 40 different color choices that is as special as the card it holds.

For your convenience every envelope is peel and seal. Basic Invite offers a host of services to allow you to tailor an invitation in a way that speaks to you, with the message you want to share. Some crave the glitz and glamour of a name that many may recite. But there’s  particular kind of beauty, hidden within a Basic Invite. Design your dream today.

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