Madison and Ruben Alaniz | The Laurels in Beaumont, Texas

Madison and Ruben got married at an elegant plantation style venue on March 23, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. The couple went with a stunningly dark and moody floral and decor for their wedding day. In the beginning, the two lovebirds actually went to the same high school, but when Ruben came home from the navy, fate brought them together again.

Wedding dress hanging from chandelier beside a brick venue in Beaumont, Texas in daylight.

Madison got ready upstairs in the venue with friends and family, and there was such an exciting vibe. She wore a smooth fitted dress, and looked so incredible. Ruben and his boys got ready downstairs underneath where the pretty women were getting ready. He wore everything black; shirt, jacket, bow-tie and shoes.

The ceremony took place on the other end of the Laurels’ venue. The ceremony area was filled with the most important people in the couple’s lives. Pair by pair the bridesmaids and groomsmen made their way down the aisle. The couple’s daughters had the honor of being the flower girls. When it was the bride’s turn, everyone stood when they saw her. The groom smiled while tears sneaked down his cheeks. The lovebirds wrote their own vows and promised each other forever. It was a special moment when Madison’s son had the honor of holding Ruben’s ring. It was a moving ceremony.

Wedding Party posing a silly photograph in front of the laurels venue in Beaumont, Texas.
Photo Cred: Lacey Monceaux Photography

After the first kiss, the newly weds made their way outside and were greeted seconds later by their wedding party. Everyone took photos in front of the Laurel’s house. The couple then mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for us to get candid video clips of everyone. We got perfect video of guests taking shots, dancing and grabbing some rears underneath the hanging lights outside! The weather was calm and it was a beautiful night.

Bride and Groom dancing in the middle of the dance floor in the reception at the laurels venue in beaumont texas.

For the reception, the best man and maid of honor made a toast to Mr. & Mrs. Alaniz. Madison was surprised by a special strip tease from Ruben – which made the crowd blush and holler! Later as the music began to get louder and faster, the bride pulled in friends from all around to join her in the middle of the dance floor. Guests danced and sang out loud. As more people met in the middle, Ruben accompanied his new wife under the colored lights.

The night ended with all of Madison and Ruben’s loved ones lined up outside the venue. They each held a sparkler and cheered as the newly weds made their way down their own aisle of sparklers. Before they made it to their vehicle, Madison was swept off her feet by her new husband. The couple gave each other a kiss for the pictures and drove off into the night.

Wedding couple kissing at the end of the sparkler exit at the laurels venue in beaumont, tx
Photo Cred: Lacey Monceaux Photography

I absolutely loved the couple’s unforgettable red, blush and black theme. The mood and beauty was on point! If your getting married in Beaumont and need a wedding videographer get in touch! Here’s their wedding day highlight.

Wedding Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Coordination | Wild Wood-TX
Hair | Hair&CO
Makeup | Makeup By Hannah Simmons
Florist | Swanky Occasions
Officiant | Mr. Jimmy Lane Mooney
Photographer | Lacey Monceaux Photography
Catering | Bloom 827
DJ | Big Daddy DJ
Dress | Sweet Romance Bridal
Suit | Ortiz Formalwear Nederland

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Questions not to ask your wedding photographer

Choosing the right wedding photographer is important because these will be the lasting memories you have in print. Wedding photography is an art form, and most photographers take great pride in what they do. Because this is your special day, where you are together with your family and close friends, you will want every photo to be the best possible shot taken. The search for a wedding photographer can start with a list, which you will gradually narrow down to a list of people you will want to consider hiring and booking for your big day. Thering.org can help you with locating the best possible vendors and give you a place to start with your search. Eventually, your search will come down to one person, and this will be the photographer you will entrust with all your photos. Once you hire the photographer you want, you will always have more questions to ask, and much of this is ensuring that everything will go right when the day comes. It is important to understand that there are no bad questions to ask, because essentially you are paying for a service, and will want the best possible service. However, that being said, (for fun) let’s name a few things that are not necessary to ask your wedding photographer.
 
Every photographer does operate differently from the next, with how they will organize people for formal pictures; however, the candid picture does say more. Typically, you should not need to ask ‘where do you want us to stand’, because this is your wedding day, and it is the photographer’s job to capture the moment.

Capturing every moment does require the photographer to take hundreds of photos, and one thing you do not need to ask is ‘can we have the raw files for every photo taken’. Most photographers will not necessarily entertain this, because it is part of their process to take as many photos as they can to capture the best ones. Essentially, these photos are un-edited and only hold a part of the photographer’s vision, and may not represent the photographer’s true work.

Getting that perfect picture, does, however, require a great eye, and not always a certain type of camera, so it is not always needed to ask ‘what camera do you use?’. What the photographer advertises on their website is what is being delivered, but it is the photographer’s ability to capture the moment, which really sets them apart.  
 
When it does come the time to receive your photos, it can be difficult to estimate how many you will get, and it can be impossible to establish an exact number. However, photographers can give you estimates based on other weddings, but it is not always necessary to ask ‘how many pictures will I receive’.

Do not let any of this discourage you from asking questions, because good photographers will know there is no such thing as an inappropriate question. Everything you will need to know will be outlined within the contract. This will be the exact details with what you are paying for and what you will be receiving. Every honest question is often welcomed, and if it is something that is not outlined in the contract, you can most certainly ask about it. A photographer is there to do a job you are hiring them for, and the best thing you can do is trust their creative process. These are the professionals, and this is what they do for a living, and you have chosen your photographer because it is who you feel will best capture every moment at your wedding. 

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

Chelsea & Drew Chasak | The Brooks at Weatherford, Texas

On November 16th, 2018, Drew and Chelsea were wed in holy matrimony inside a little country chapel at The Brooks Venue in Weatherford, Texas.

Chelsea is a first-grade teacher while Drew works sales at Sellmark. The couple met through mutual friends during their time in College Station. As time went by and the couple grew closer Drew decided it was time to pop THE question. During Easter Sunday just after the Easter Egg Hunt Drew procured an Easter egg with something other than chocolate. To Chelsea’s surprise inside of the little egg, laid a ring. Before God and all her loved ones he proposed.

The ceremony was absolute perfection. Each detail carefully made and placed to be tied all together to create a matrimonial masterpiece. The bridesmaids were enveloped by smooth emerald fabric whilst the groomsmen sported fitted ash colored suits and a pop of green from their ties. The bride in all her glory wore an off the shoulder lace wedding dress. The intricate laced design trailed her arm in ivy like fashion, her onyx colored hair pinned back in an elegant updo, ringlets softly framing her face. Her veil flowed behind her like a narrow heavenly stream. She was in every way beautiful. The groom looked so handsome in his grey suit and emerald tie. His hair combed neatly to the side, no doubt exuding a dapper presence.

The reception was as lively as it was gorgeous. The whole room glowed with love and adoration for the new couple. The guests glided across the room to the music, laughter roaring from every corner. The night was an absolute treat for anyone who had a camera for sure. Skys the Limit Production would like to thank you for choosing us! We are truly honored to have been able to have captured your very special day through video. We wish you both nothing, but love and happiness.

Vendors
Day of Coordinator: Courtney Ingram Shelton
Officiant: Scott Oldenburgh
Photography: Chelsea Hafner Photography
Dress: Town & Country Bridal
HMU: Kiss and Makeup DFW
Florist: Always & Forever Wedding and Event Venue
DJ: Complete weddings + events
Baker: Texas Star Bakery Texas Star Bakery
Catering: Sunday Dinner Catering Services
Photobooth: Haulin’ Nostalgia Photobooth

Natalie & Ciso Gutierrez | Venue at McKinney Town Center in McKinney, Texas

Like so many other things in life, falling in love and finding your soul mate isn’t something planned, it’s just something that happens unexpectedly. (Unless you REALLY like to plan) Just like many of us, Natalie and Ciso found each other in the big crazy world and plan on living through the journey that is life together. The two were wed at the McKinney Town Center on November, 17th 2018.

Natalie works in Pediatrics as a medical assistant and her husband is a Fire Alarm/Telecom Technician. Ciso decided to pop the question on Natalie’s Birthday. At the Reunion Tower in Downtown Dallas, friends gathered to celebrate. During the conclusion of the meal as they finished their dessert Ciso asked Natalie to marry him. She obviously said yes.

The wedding was magical, Natalie looked absolutely breathtaking as she walked down the aisle. Ciso looked sharp, standing underneath the bright crystal chandelier, eyes aglow. The ceremony was emotional as we looked back on pictures seeing the progression of their love. Talk about romantic! The reception was lively as ever. Guests and the newlyweds glided across the floor. Dance fever was contagious. Ciso and Natalie danced as if they were the only ones in the world. Because in that one intimate moment, they were.

Skys the Limit Production would like to thank you for choosing us for your photography! We wish you two nothing, but happiness!

Vendors

Venue/Catering –  Venue at McKinney Town Center
Dress – David’s Bridal
Officiant –  Rachel Hampton
DJ –  Enrique Guerra
Baker –  Bimini Sweets Bakery

Katie M.M.
Wedding Blogger