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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Jake & Lairen | Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton, Texas

On May 19th 2018, on a warm afternoon, people gathered at Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton, Tx. Skys the Limit Production was also there and given the pleasure of filming Lairen and Jake’s big day.

Their relationship began in the little city of Lumberton, Texas, where Jake and Lairen had always been acquaintances growing up. They knew of each other as one does growing up in a small community. In August of 2015, Lairen received a text message from her friend Fay. She explained to her that there was a nice, respectable man whom she knew, that was single and looking for a lady of equal measure. Lairen befitting the description of a lady, seemed piqued in interest, wondering what this possible suitor looked like. As her eyes fell upon the picture of the man inquired, she was seemingly shocked to find out it was Jake. After careful consideration, she decided to not pursue him, fore they grew up together in church yet, they never seemed to connect in that way. They were five years apart and circled around different crowds leaving seldom opportunity to get to know one another.

One year later, Lairen asked him to accompany her to a play in LSCPA. He accepted and thus a relationship began to form. On one of their dates, Jake asked her if she was adventurous. She was truthful in her answer when she admitted she wasn’t. That night she explained to her parents that she and Jake would remain friends thinking perhaps she might have disappointed him in some way. Jake, that very same night had actually decided the opposite; he liked her for who she was. Over the span of six months, they both agreed they were made for one another and she says, “he was adventurous, faithful, and funny, he was everything I wanted.”

On July 12th 2017, Jake and Lairen had plans with their friends, but ended up being pushed back because they were “running late”. Jake suggested they go to the Book Nook Inn in Lumberton to pass the time while they waited. Lairen had always wanted to go visit the Inn for some time, so she saw to seize the moment. As they walked the grounds of the Inn and around the pond, they walked into the beautiful gazebo and Jake asked, “Do you want to be married in a gazebo?” Confused, she said, “Not really, we’ll probably get married at the church.” He then said, “How about getting engaged in one?” He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him and she of course said yes. If that wasn’t enough, he added her grandmother’s diamonds to the ring as well as hearts in the other side. Lairen says she is “still in awe of my ring today.”

On the day of their wedding, Lairen looked very much like a princess. Her long chestnut locks falling gracefully down to her waist, her fair skin glowing warmly, and of course, her dress. It was like one you would see in a fairytale; big bustling cream fabric hemmed to detailed perfection. She was the image of princess bride. Jake worked a navy button up accompanied by a brown vest almost matching his bride’s beautiful shade of hair and khaki pants. He resembled like Lairen, a character from a fairytale. While Lairen prepared for the day, Jake surprised his princess with a wedding cake flavored snow cone. The couple together received another special wedding gift; a homemade swing with their names and wedding date engraved into the wood in the front.

As the wedding began and the crowd hushed to a silence, Lairen entered escorted by her father. Upon reaching the alter a Skys the Limit Production Film began. It was a video made for the bride and her father about how he saved his daughter’s wedding dress from the flood during Hurricane Harvey last year. The crowd was overcome with tears as they watched. In conclusion to the video from Skys the Limit Production, Jake and Lairen requested all the children to come up to the stage and sit with them as they read, The Princess and The Kiss. A tale of love was woven and the children listened, hanging on every word. No doubt the scene displayed moved their hearts with the notion of love. The couple then began their vows.

After the ceremony, the crowd moved to the reception where they had wedding cake along with coconut cream pie. The music was light and catchy as the couple danced and mingled with the crowd. The laughter and banter of conversation filled the air.
Just before dusk the crowd was ushered to the doors while the couple changed into more comfortable clothes. They walked proudly hand in hand as loved ones blew bubbles all around them. Giggles and goodbye were emanating from the crowd as they passed. Lairen sported a blue jean jacket saying, “Mrs. Glenn” on the back. Her hair swishing gently as she gave Jake one last kiss for the crowd before the two left into the evening as husband and wife.

Today Jake works for Mometrix Test Preparation, in his free him he likes to play Ultimate frisbee or volunteering for his community and church.
Lairen works at Mr. Rooter Plumbing in marketing. If she’s not there she’s at Lamar State College Orange, working towards her graduation this coming December. She is also active member of her church.

A special thanks from Skys the Limit Production for letting us capture and be a part of this beautiful union, and being able to have the honor of recording Lairen and her father’s story.

 

Vendors

 

Venue | Woodcrest United Methodist Church

Hair and Beauty | Emily Anne

Formal Wear | Genie’s Bridal & Formal

Photographer | Chasing Light Photography

Rentals | Rustic Rose Rentals

Baker | Sweets by Lesie

DJ | JAM DJ Productions

Catering | J Wilson’s

Swing | Wurkerby’s Woodworks

Custom Wedding Topper | Rustic Grace

Custom Napkins | Sip Hip Hooray

Season’s Session

Put your smiling faces on for CHRISTMAS mini time!

Skys the Limit Production is hosting our FIRST Christmas Mini Session event November 25, 2017 at the Bozeman’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lumberton from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Please contact me by clicking here and let me know a time frame that is best for you! These will be filled on a first come, first serve basis so please contact me as soon as possible to ensure that you get a slot.

Don’t hesitate to come to this event, this is for both the young and old! My little helper will be passing out special treats for all to enjoy and feel free to bring a special prop if you would like.

I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces this year! Reserve your session here.

*Sessions must be paid in full and in advance to secure your session* This will help each photo session go nice and smooth!

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Update: My love and I went by the Bozeman’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lumberton last weekend and the trees look great!

Update: Putting it all together!