Randa and Dustin Medows | Book Nook Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lumberton, Texas

Randa and Dustin Medows were wed inside the Book Nook Inn; a modest and charming bed and breakfast in Lumberton, Texas. The couple chose Skys the Limit Production to video their special day on December 29, 2018.


Photo Cred: Kate Carmichael Photography
Wedding Reception at the Book Nook Inn in Lumberton, Texas

Randa wore red high heels and a long white dress that brushed the ground. Her outfit was personalized with a black leather jacket as well as a red glittered “Medows” placed on the back. Dustin wore a simple white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. This was accompanied by black suspenders and a red plaid tie. The couple decided to throw out tradition and have a first look before the wedding outside by the lake. Dustin’s face said it all when he turned and saw Randa; he couldn’t wait to make her his wife.

Photo Cred: Kate Carmichael Photography

The ceremony was special in every way especially since Randa’s grandfather married the two. Everyone smiled when Randa’s grandfather shared his favorite story of the bride and her BB gun. In the couple’s own words, they shared their vows to one another. The ceremony ended with a simple first kiss with an approved grandpa saying “there ya go!”


Photo Cred: Kate Carmichael Photography

The ceremony room was transformed into the reception room. It was a festive wedding filled with holiday plaid decorations and desserts (of course!) All watched and applauded the newlyweds as they made their grand entrance; Randa lifted her bouquet of ornaments as the cheers continued! Because of the colder December weather, the couple made sure guests were kept warm with smores and blankets. Later in the evening, after the groom tossed the bride’s garter, the single men were puzzled. The winner of the garter toss seemed to convince all the second-placers the garter disappeared before revealing the champion. The men laughed and everyone joined the floor to dance.


Photo Cred: Kate Carmichael Photography

In 2014, Dustin and Randa met at a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Later, again in Fuzzy’s, Dustin asked Randa to marry him. Can you guess what caterer the lovely couple chose for their wedding day?


Photo Cred: Kate Carmichael Photography

Watch the couple’s wedding day highlights.

Vendors

Venue – Book Nook Inn Bed & Breakfast
Photography – Kate Carmichael Photography
Dress – Cookie’s Sewing Creations
Hair – Maximillian Hair Designs
DJ – Nancy Fleming Borne
Cake – Carson’s Bakery
Catering – Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

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10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Videographer

Every time I visit a wedding Facebook page or group, I always see the same question. Is a wedding videographer necessary? And the answer to that question is an easy “YES!” You may think that because you are hiring a photographer you don’t need a videographer, but they are two very different forms of art and one does not cover the other, and I can tell you 10 reasons why you need a videographer.

1. Some Moments Cannot Be PhotographedGood photography is powerful; it’s one of, if not the most important thing you should budget for. Investing in a good photographer is a must, but even the best photographer in the world cannot capture sounds and movement. The sounds from your video could be the vows you and your soon-to-be spouse speak to one another, a word of wisdom from the father of the Bride, or the Best Man sharing a funny and unforgettable story about the Groom. Movement could be the Groom seeing his Bride for the first time, a mother holding her “little boy” during the mother-son dance or watching the couple smash cake into each other’s faces.

2. The Emotional Impact – The emotional impact that videos can bring basically go hand-in-hand with sounds and movements, but also added music that go with the couple’s taste and carefully selected clips to bring everything together. It can leave you crying one minute and laughing the next. For example, my husband assisted me with a ceremony and he managed to capture such a tender moment: The officiant along with everyone else had their heads bowed and eyes closed. As the officiant prayed, the Groom opened up one eye and peeked at his Bride. She just so happened to peek up at him at the same time. She shot him a quick smile and closed her eyes again. You better believe you’ll see this clip in the highlights!

3. Easily Shareable – It’s unfortunate when a family member or friend cannot make your wedding due to distance, sickness or other reasons. Nowadays, videos can easily be uploaded through YouTube or Vimeo and can be shared within a click of a button. Having video will allow those who were unable to attend your big day in person a front row seat of your ceremony, digitally.

4. You’ll Get To See Moments You Might Have Missed – On the day of your wedding, you will want to take everything in, but in reality, this cannot happen; you won’t be able to see everything. You could be talking with a guest and thanking them and miss your parents dancing cheek to cheek with one another. You won’t be able to see, behind closed doors, your adorable little flower girl struggle to carry her pail of flower petals down the aisle. There’s nothing else like seeing your mother tear up while you read your vows. With video – you will see priceless moments you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

5. Play Celebrity for the Day – You are the Bride and Groom, King and Queen; it is your day after all! You walking down the aisle comes to life in video – just imagine the doors opening along with the music revealing you. It is one of the few days where you get to be the focus and are surrounded by all the family and friends who love you. Your wedding is a day where you have worked hard to create an atmosphere that reflects you, your spouse, and your life together. All eyes and lenses will be on the two of you as we adore the charmingly dressed Groom and his Bride’s beautiful white dress sweeping across the floor. You’ll forget those little things, but your videographer will help you remember!

6. A Professional VS Uncle Larry – With the new iPhone specs being better than ever and cameras being more affordable everyday – it may seem like a good idea to pass the videography job to a friend or family member – don’t do it! There have been too many incidents about the lack of quality, missed moments and even worse, lost footage. You want Uncle Larry to attend your wedding, not work it; let him celebrate with the rest of the family. He may not be able to handle low light settings (causing grainy footage) and capture clear audio from the ceremony or toasts during the reception. Professionals come in 100% invested and excited about your wedding day. They know the toll the job can bring and they come prepared for the unexpected. You may witness the work they do on the day of, but the pros are still thinking of your wedding, weeks after going through all your footage and piecing everything together to tell your story cinematically. Professionals are worth the price they charge – which brings us to Reason 7.

7. May Not Be As Costly As You Think – If you didn’t add a videographer to the list of must-haves because you might think having a video would cost too much then be sure to re-consider your list. Do your research, compare prices with the amount of quality and quantity you will receive, and know about how long you need them there for; you might not need them there as long as you need your photographer. Once you’ve done this, meet up or speak with any videographers to see if they match you and your love’s personality and style. You may be pleasantly surprised!

8. A Keepsake – So your wedding day has come and gone, but you still have your video. While you can’t physically touch your video as you can with photos, you can still watch your day over and over again. You can make it a tradition to watch your video every anniversary; it’ll bring back memories and be a reminder of why you chose each other. This will be the closest thing you have to re-living your wedding day.

9. Remembering Loved Ones – Not only is having a video a keepsake, but it’s also a way to remember our loved ones as well. The people we love come and go, but your wedding video will bring back happy thoughts of when they were still with us. Like when they walked down the aisle, danced in the competition of who’s been married the longest, or gave a word of advice. All those emotions and memories from your day will come flooding back in.

10. No Regrets – This might be the reason that breaks my heart the most. Along with the question of “is a wedding videographer worth it?”, I also see this post around a lot – “What is your biggest wedding regret?”. 9/10 you will always see someone comment “not going with a videographer”. You won’t want to go through your wedding day and realize that you should have hired a professional; by then, it’s too late. There are just some moments in life that cannot be a re-take.

If you are getting married and have any questions about hiring a videographer for your big day, you can always visit our contact page and send your questions over. Remember, shop smart and happy wedding planning!

– Sarah, Skys the Limit Production

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Proud moments for video and photography – Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

The last few months have been such a rush and so busy, but right now I would like to take the time to share and reflect on some of the places my work has been featured this year. Skys the Limit Production is involved with the Iman Project by providing videos of the wonderful workshops they have been setting up in Dallas, Texas. Bree Clarke created these workshops and designed them as a way to bring – as she would say – “Family, Friends & Community together one Farmhouse Table, Design & Workshop at a time.” During March – also known as Women’s History Month – the CW33 featured Bree in an interview talking about her growth as an entrepreneur in Dallas. I was honored to have Skys the Limit Production’s video displayed during the CW interview and create a video that properly represented the hard work Bree has done.

If you would like to know more about Bree’s project and view Skys the Limit Production’s, video visit the CW33 site here.

In addition to having big news on Skys the Limit Production’s videography side, there was also some news for photography, as well! Skys the Limit was also featured twice in VoyageDallas. If you haven’t checked out VoyageDallas before, you definitely need to if you live in the area or taking a visit to the Big D! This site gives you a guide of everything big and small happening in Dallas and last month one of the Editorial Staff contacted me. They asked questions about me and Skys the Limit Production and published the interview soon after. Seeing the article online was very exciting and encouraging, and I definitely owe it to all my past and new clients, so thank you! You can find that article here. The second time getting featured on the magazine was because of a photo I took on April 21, 2018 of one of my brides. I posted to Instagram and the post got featured in an article called “An Artistic Voyage: exploring local creative and artistic works”. If you would love to see the post you can find it here.

This year has already been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year has in store for Skys the Limit Production.

Couple featured on VoyageDallas

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy! Every week a new face shows up with new opportunities. I’m ecstatic to see how Skys the Limit Production will become in the future. For the longest, I always searched for engaged couples, families, and graduating students to grow my business with and it wasn’t until just a few weeks ago that my mindset shifted a bit.

When I first arrived in Dallas, I met probably one of the best wedding planner you’d ever have the pleasure on meeting; Jess with Daydream Events. This little lady brought me to all sorts of vendor get-togethers where I was introduced to other great vendors like YOUR DJ, Texas Photobooth, Haywood Cotton Candy and much more. After taking photos for Jess and YOUR DJ, I met with Haywood and began creating videos which led me to The Iman Project + Lavender & Mint Designs. The Iman Project is a boutique agency that sets up unique workshops for ladies to create with friends and enjoy good drinks and food. Lately, I have been making small 35 second videos of the workshops. I have to admit, the workshops and teaming up with different vendors are making my job exciting and unpredictable. I also love the thought that Skys the Limit Production is making a difference for other businesses out there besides just itself.

I believe Skys the Limit Production will see success with working together with other professionals in Dallas. There is value in collaboration and partnership.

– Sarah

To view other collaborating videos made by Skys the Limit Production, click here.

Love is in the air

This is the McCluskys first look, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

The couple were so beautiful and I strongly respected their love for God.

The most peaceful wedding ever was this one here.

I tried my drone for the first time with this wedding, and I’m very happy with the results!

My goal is to keep each video as original as possible. I don’t think it’ll be that hard though. Everyone certainly has a different story that can be told with Skys the Limit.

UPDATE:

Video is posted underneath the “videography” tab as McClusky wedding. It’s so beautiful, you should definitely go check it out!