Kayla & David Rogers | Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas

On the 4th of August of 2018 Kayla and David became husband and wife. The couple were wed at the Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas. The couple had met in the kitchen at MCP. Kayla was working hard to pursue her dream of a teaching career and David, worked diligently at the Renaissance Hotel in Legacy West.

As time went by, their relationship flourished. David decided it was time to ask Kayla for her hand in marriage. Shortly after deciding Kayla was the one David took Kayla on a gondola ride. The gondolier put a bottle in the river and asked Kayla to get it because they help out the local police with littering. Interested in helping the community Kayla agreed to help in their endeavors. In the bottle was a carefully written letter authored by David. He wrote of his feelings for her explaining that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Upon reading the letter shes turns over to him and he is down on one knee, the ring shining brilliantly from it’s box. Needless to say, she said yes!

The day of the wedding was bright and sunny, as if the heavens itself were in awe. The style of the wedding had a formal chic feel to it making for an exciting vision. The venue was also interesting location having been shot in the TV series “Dallas”.

Before the ceremony, David and his groomsmen set up the door where they would walk through during the wedding. Meanwhile Kayla did a heartwarming first look with her dad and brothers. Shortly after, the couple later read beautiful letters from one another. David said a prayer for his bride and himself of their special day. The anticipation growing. Kayla wore a beautiful cream dress, envisioning the perfect bride. Her hair pinned up, delicate braids accenting her updo, her smile beamed brighter than any diamond. David sported a soft navy suit and bow tie as he stood handsomely waiting for his bride. They recited their own vows before their loved ones as they tied a cord of three strands. The crowd cheered as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife. They danced their way down the aisle and to the reception.

The reception was full of fun and many surprises. David and his mother did a delightful mash up dance, the crowd hooted and cheered as the two danced merrily. Kayla and her father also did a mashup making for even more fun. The two ending the dance on a very sweet note.

No matter how many wedding you do, you’re still in awe of the amount of love one couple can share. Kayla and David’s love is one for the books. Skys the Limit was very grateful to be able to witness and film this beautiful union for the couple. We wish you both nothing but the best. Thank you for choosing Skys the Limit!

– Katie M.M., Skys the Limit Production

Vendors
Venue – Southfork Ranch
Photography – Hurley – Ramos Wedding and Event Photography
Dress shop – LeAnn’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup – The Wildlife Wedding
Florist – Market Street
DJ – CB Entertainment
Baker – Anne’s Culinary Creations
Draping & Ambiance – MRIT Event Technologies

Savannah & Justin | Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas

During a warm, sunny day on July 14th of 2018, Savannah and Justin were wed at the lovely Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas. Skys the Limit Production provided photos for the couple throughout the day.

The couple met through the Groom’s mother, who happened to work alongside Savannah at Sam Houston State University. Seeing a potential match for her son, she asked Savannah to dog-sit while she was out of town for the holidays, thus giving ample opportunity for Justin and Savannah to meet. After famously hitting it off, Savannah and Justin’s relationship grew.

The following year, Justin’s sister, Lauren, gifted them with plane tickets for Christmas. The tickets were for them to come visit her and her family who was currently residing in Paris, France. In July the next year, the couple traveled to France, reaching Bastille Bay. That evening at Mel’s (Lauren’s friend) apartment they enjoyed dinner and awaited the fireworks. The apartment looked out into the city, the Eiffel Tower in plain sight, and the ancient City of Love itself made for a very romantic setting. After Mel’s careful urging, the couple were led upstairs to the secondary terrace on the rooftop to better see the fireworks. Just as quickly as she ushered them, Mel was gone saying she had forgotten something in the oven. The two were alone, the Eiffel Tower lit up purple and gold, the setting sun creating a perfect backdrop. The couple talked for a few moments until Savannah sensed a change. Before she knew it, in this beautiful city, on a rooftop terrace in the evening, with he Eiffel Tower looming over them, Justin proposed. Having said yes, the couple came down and announced their future plans over champagne and fireworks.

On the day of their wedding, Savannah and her bridesmaids bustled around getting ready whilst plucking fruits from the spread on the table. The air was warm and everything seemed to be abuzz, including the birds. The venue, being a winery, had it’s own beautiful, rustic feel. Vines lovingly encased around the building, cutting into the staircase leading to the Bride’s Party. While the Groom’s party was down taking pictures, the girls enjoyed the cool air and finished up the final touches on the Bride.

The ceremony was held outside, the crowd patiently waited, the warm breeze giving comfort from the heat. Justin stood at the alter, wearing a soft grey suit with a warm honey colored tie, his hair combed perfectly. His eyes were bright with anticipation as he saw the time for Savannah to walk down the aisle was near. Out from the swanky glass doors the Bride emerges. Huge wedding bells to her left rang out announcing her presence. The dress she wore swayed gently behind her as she walked, her hair curled and pinned in a some up, some down, style, truly embodying a princess. Her smile was more brilliant than the sun. They recited their vows proudly for their loved ones.

After, the ceremony commenced. Everyone was buzzing with laughter. The crowd quickly got into the mood to dance and from there it was off. The crowd danced merrily, singing along to songs being played around them. It was in every essence fun and lively. As the crowd gathered to see the couple off, sparklers were being lit. Justin and Savannah arrived in the doorway ready to go off into the night as Mr. & Mrs. The crowd created a sparkling path for the two, shouting loving words and wishes for the newlyweds.

Danielle & Brent Anderson | Bear Creek Ranch Event Center in Nevada, Texas

On June 23rd of 2018 Danielle and Brent Anderson were wed at Bear Creek Ranch Event Center in Nevada, Texas. Skys the Limit Production was given the honor of capturing their wedding day.

Before the ceremony Brent and Danielle exchanged gifts. Danielle received a watch. Brent was given a belt buckle with he letter “A” on it. Danielle then surprised her daughter with a necklace to wear proudly as she paraded down the aisle bringing with her; a trail of flowers. The couple beamed as they read their letters. Their love jumping off the page.

During some down time before the wedding the groomsmen enjoyed their cigars as the girls sat on their rocking chairs with their robes and sipped champagne. Danielle wore a beautiful long fitted dress that appreciated her body, the buttons on the back making a delicate uniformed line down her spine. The dress was accompanied by cowboy boots with a hint of teal decor. Brent sported a navy jacket with a warm yellow tie and jeans. This was all tied together with his black cowboy hat. The Bride’s daughter, Sarah, was the flower girl. The ceremony had a southern rustic feel. The soft decorations complimenting the wood. The sun was high in the sky, the pond behind them glistened in sparking brilliance. Skys the Limit Production captured this breathtaking moment on video for the couple.

The Officiant began the ceremony stating, “today you’re taking your care and trust in the hands of the one person in this world that you love with all your heart. You’re giving yourself your life and love in the hands of the one who loves you with all their heart. Always remember this, that to the whole world you are but one person, but to one person you are the whole world.” The couple began to exchange their hand written vows. Brent began, “Danielle, my promise to you is but a simple one I will love you today and everyday that follows until the end of time with the passing of every minute my love grows stronger and my devotion grows deeper, I will love you and cherish you until my eyes can no longer see your gentle smile, my ears can no longer hear your loving words and my hands can no longer feel your tender caress. From this moment until my dying breathe, you are my love, you are my life.” Danielle then recited her to him, “I promise to be all that you are not because you are all that I’ve never been. I promise to love you even when I might not like you. To respect you even when I disagree with you. To never get too comfortable to leap outside of my comfort zone with you. To communicate with you and not shut down, to choose you again and again at the start and finish of every single day, no matter the season no matter the year, I choose you to struggle and succeed with, to fight and make up with, to love and grow old with. I choose you knowing there are still trials we must travel knowing there are mountains left to climb. I choose you to always be by my side.”

Guests cheered as the couple made their grand entrance with the flower girl and sat at their Mr. and Mrs. table. Like any southern gathering, barbecue was served while guests played games. There was a live band serenading the couple with country love songs. The Bride’s cake was tall with pink and purple flowers decorated around and the groom’s cake was a decorated Copenhagen snuff cake. The couple were sweet and fed each other cake gently. During the bouquet toss, the Bride playfully tricked the group of girls she was going to throw the flowers. When she did throw the bouquet, the maid of honor caught the flowers. The best man was shy about giving his toast, but left a heartwarming wish to the couple and a hug with the groom. The bride danced with her groom, but made time to dance with her daughter as well. In a completely unique sendoff the couple and guests got to enjoy their own fireworks show – after the show the guests surrounded the couple with sparklers while they proudly walked through as Mr & Mrs.

Vendors

Venue | Bear Creek Ranch Event Center
Coordinator | Glitter and Glue Weddings and Events
Photography | Southern Bell Photography
Officiant | Love Notes – Al Taylor
Entertainment | Coby Mcdonald Band & Fireworks Artistry
Cake | Adoughable Creations
Catering | MaMas Big Country BBQ
Florist | The Kreative Consultant
Beauty | Styles By Vero

Brianna & TJ | The Springs Event Venue in McKinney, Texas

“Today many people say marriages should be 50/50. We believe they should be 100/100.” Brianna and TJ met at a local bar in College Station. As life happened, the two grew closer, prompting TJ to ask Brianna’s father for her hand in marriage. He was determined to show her father how much he meant to her, brandishing the ring he carefully picked out. True to his word, the following day he proposed to Brianna.
On June 2nd of 2018, Brianna and TJ were wed at the Springs Event Venue in McKinney, Texas.

Whilst getting ready, TJ adorned his Bride-to-be with jewelry and (their inside joke) silly string. Once ready, Brianna did a first look with her father. They embraced, misty-eyed. Shortly after, Brianna wanted to steal a moment before they were wed with her groom showing him her dress. The Groom was very clearly smitten with his beautiful Bride before him.
The couple were wed under the vast sky and a crowd full of loved ones. They proudly recited their vows as the pastor gave a word of advice “you need to give each other 100% everyday…Be committed to your marriage everyday and someday when you’re old and attending your grandchildren’s wedding, you will be the couple who wins the dance contest on who’s been married the longest.”

The reception was very lively. The couple entered, boasting each other on their arm as they made their way down the staircase, the guests twirled their towels as if they were at a game. It was a joyful pandemonium.
The cutting of the cake was a treat for all who watched; TJ chased Brianna with icing on his finger. The couple danced to “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd. Afterward, Brianna and her friends did the Aggie fight song and TJ jokingly threw up a Longhorn sign. As the dancing continued, the crowd danced with glow sticks making for a colorful end to a wonderful day.
As the couple got ready to head off into the night as Mr. & Mrs., the crowd blew a cloud of bubbles in their direction as they kissed once more for their loved ones before driving off together.

Skys the Limit Production would like to thank you for choosing us to be a part of this wonderful day! Congratulations! We wish you both nothing, but the best!

 

Vendors

Venue | THE SPRINGS Event Venues
Coordinator | Lasting Memories Weddings and Events
Photography | The Click
DJ | Creative Touch DJ & Events
Cake | Sweet Art Bakery
Rentals/Catering/Bar | Vizcarra Hospitality,LLC
Florist | Lilley Custom Florals
Security | David Murray

 

 

Shoot together, not at each other

As someone who does both video and photography, I have been on both sides of the fence. I’ve learned the difficulties that can arise when taking photos, but I also know the struggle of capturing video. I have even been fortunate enough to be hired to capture both video and photos for a wedding, with contract photographers of mine that I know and trust. In other instances, I have been hired solely to be the couples videographer, and I don’t know the photographers I will be working with.

I’ve heard story after story about videographers getting in photographer’s way, for example, standing too close to the bride and groom for their first kiss. As a professional courtesy, I try to be conscious of this and make sure that I share the space and allow photographers time to capture the moment as well. I feel like videographers are getting the bad rep when there are also photographers who don’t consider the other professionals who have been hired for the couples big day. Before I continue I just want to mention that it is NOT my intention bash anyone, (again, I’ve been on both sides of the fence)  If anything this is meant to be informative so that we’re all aware of the little things we may not realize we do, but have a big impact on our teammates for that wedding day.

Here are a few tips I feel we could all use to play a little nicer on the field.

Communication – Find out who you will be working with. Reach out to see if you can meet for coffee or brunch, ask them how they like to work, let them know how you operate, find out if they have a shot list, and vice versa let them know if there are any specific shots you have in mind. Getting to know each other a bit will make working together on event day so much smoother. Who knows, you might even make a friend!

Acknowledge – Recognize that both of you have been hired to do a job – very important jobs at that. The couple is trusting on you two to capture their big day in your own unique way. Neither is more important than the other, and neither is the “leader” or “boss”.

Take turns – Videographers, you need to accept that photographers need time for family formals along with the wedding party photos and of course, the couple’s photos. Take advantage of this time, take short videos of each of the photographer’s shot; one of those family member might say a little something for the couple during the reception and those clips would be great to add on top while they are speaking on video. Photographers be considerate of the videographer, if the sun is starting to go down give them some time to get action shots of the couple. A great way to share the time, is to allow 5 minutes for the videographer to capture some action shots after you have finished the group photos and then proceed to get the couples photos. Take advantage of some of the videographers action shots and shoot away! Once the videographer is done, the remaining time is all yours and everyone is happy.

Ask – Ask each other if you need something. Every time, I have a photographer or videographer ask me if I need to borrow anything like a battery, SD card or light, I feel much more at ease knowing this person wants to work together. Speaking of light, there are lights coming from the videographer and from the photographer, make sure your lighting is fine for the other person – ask. Also, communication isn’t just verbal, it comes from our actions as well. Making eye contact with one another to see if you’re good to pass across them while getting shots is helpful too. We already have to deal with Aunt Glenda walking in front of the shots, let’s not be in the way of each other. While, were on the subject of asking, don’t assume just because you’ve gotten all the shots you need that everyone is good, ASK the other if they need anything else. This goes back to neither the videographer or the photographer is the “boss”.

Breath in and out – Okay, so we are not perfect. As much as we acknowledge, communicate, and take turns with each other, we will still make mistakes and still get in each other’s way. The only thing I’ve learned is to be patient and press on because that day is not about me or you, it’s all about the bride and groom, and us doing are absolute best in capturing their big day.