Jamie and Chris Allen | Donna Bella Chapel in McKinney, TX

A happily ever after wedding with a touch of New Orleans

When Jamie first got in touch with me about their fairy tale dream wedding coming true in McKinney, I was so excited – they were planning a jumping the broom tradition, a live band from Louisiana and a beautiful candlelit reception! Jamie and Chris seemed like the loveliest people and I couldn’t wait to video their wedding!

Getting Ready

I was surprised by a bottle of wine from the bride herself when I arrived to capture her and her bridesmaids. They were getting ready in the Sanctuary music and events building. Along with Jamie’s gorgeous dress, she wore the cutest cheetah heels and Chris wore a dark suit with a classic tie. The two exchanged gifts and letters to each other and allowed me to record the special moment separately on camera.

Photo by Meme Urbane Photography

Ceremony

The wedding took place at the Bella Donna Chapel, and it was a romantic ceremony. The bride and groom went with traditional, and waited to see each other down the aisle. The couple combined the small flames from their family’s candles into one. They each wrote their own touching vows.

When the time came to kiss the bride, the bride helped herself on kissing the groom before the pastor could finish his sentence; it was hilarious, but so sweet at the same time! After the ceremony, they jumped the broom and the crowd applauded. Everyone joined outside as the newlyweds rang the church’s bells announcing their news to the world!

Reception

The wedding reception took place at the Sanctuary music and events hall, which they’d decorated with candlelight and photos. It was a charming sight.

Photo by Meme Urbane Photography

During the reception they had a live band come out all the way from Louisiana, which you could tell everyone loved by the wave of white handkerchiefs all over the place. After the meal there were a few speeches as well as a few tears! The DJ then kicked off the party and everyone danced in the center of the venue with the newly weds.

The couple

Jamie and Chris met through Instagram. Chris proposed to Jamie on New Years Eve in Downtown Dallas in front of the Reunion Tower-watching the Fireworks. Jamie was trying to record the fireworks when they were counting down to the new year; when the number landed on one, Jamie turned around and saw Chris was on one knee.

Here’s the couple’s magical wedding!

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:
Wedding Planning | Larkspur Lane Events, LLC
Dress | Terry Costa
Photographer | Meme Crayton
Hair Stylist | Largeta Vinca
Make-up | J Anthony MUA
DJ | Jeremy M Powell
Baker | Renaissance Cake Company
Catering | Rick’s Chophouse

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

Haley and David Louis | The Manor at the Springs Rockwall

Haley and David Louis got married outside one of the beautiful Springs’ venues, which is a colonial venue with southern charm in Rockwall, Texas. Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing the couple’s wedding day on December 16, 2018, through videography.

David exuded confidence, the warm oceanic blue complimented by a dark crimson tie. Haley’s dress clung to her body, accenting the hourglass shape she had, the lace covered her dress like a map. They looked as if they were both made for this day. Before seeing each other at the aisle, they both chose to take communion and prayer with their sisters and brothers.

The ceremony was a gorgeous service underneath an enormous covered platform held together by white pillars. To make the occasion all more special, David’s father married the young couple. Haley and David each read their own solemn promises to one another and ended the ceremony by sharing their very first kiss to one another. How much of a privilege it was for me and everyone to witness!

The reception was held inside the manor and it was full of class with a few touches of rustic wedding. David and his boys performed a dance in front of everyone with the song “Rude”. The newlyweds had an intimate dinner with family and friends and received kind words, unforgettable stories, and advice from their loved ones. No one could forget – or resist to huddle together for the Aggie fight song. The night was then finished off with lots of dancing and laughs all around.

If you’re planning a shabby chic wedding of your own, get in touch!

Vendors

Venue | Springs Event Venue in Rockwall
Coordinator | Marvie Dumancas 
Linens | Lena’s Fine Linen Rentals
Decor Coordinator | Alicia Haight 
Photographer | Winfield Creative Portraits
DJ | Brandon Wolfe 
MC | Brian Martinez
Catering | Charlie’s Cakes and Catering
Makeup | Myah Day 
Hair | Image Nation Salons & Med Spa

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

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