Dear Newly Weds

I know it’s cliché, but before we welcome the beginning of a new decade, I want to write a much needed letter for all my past couples. As I organized your gallery and listened to your vows on video, I’ve gathered my thoughts into one document.

Choosing when to press the camera button is a huge responsibility. At the end of the day, flowers wilt, dance lights are turned off and cake is eaten, but your images and videos will live on. You and your spouse trusted Skys the Limit Production with this responsibility and I could not be more grateful. There are literally thousands of videographers and photographers, and you chose me and my team.

You each became a client, then soon became a friend. Throughout just this year, I’ve witnessed you guys begin new adventures like going on trips or starting a new job, celebrating moments with the in-laws, and even adding to your own family; thanks Instagram and Facebook! I cannot wait for what 2020 brings!

My prayer is that every frame I gave to you serves as a reminder for you and your spouse; a reminder of happiness, commitment and love for one another. I pray you’re taken back to that very day and you still say “I do” for the years to come.

– Sarah

Chelsey and Joshua Mullins | Chapel at Chestnut Square in McKinney, Texas

The Chapel at Chestnut Square

At the start of the 18th hour on August 10th, Chelsey and Joshua leapt into the next chapter of their lives in a beautiful vintage ceremony in the Chapel at Chestnut Square in McKinney, Texas. Skys the Limit Production was there to record and frame each precious moment.

Nearly 13 years ago love found a resting place between these two in perhaps, one of the unlikeliest places, a brand-new restaurant in Rockwall on the harbor. Neither of them could have predicted that their budding friendship would eventually lead them down the aisle.

It was always you wedding sign
Image by Skys the Limit Production

With Joshua’s two daughters and Chelsey’s two sons, the two joined forming a modern-day Brady Bunch, just as sweet as fiction. The night before they were to officially adopt the title of homeowners, Joshua surprised Chelsey with a question of forever on his lips on the steps of that house, ensuring that this new page had a glorious start.

First Touch | Bride and Groom | Skys the Limit | Mckinney Wedding Photographer
Image by Skys the Limit Production
Chapel at Chestnut Square

The Chapel at Chestnut Square offered itself as an excellent representation of this lovely couple. It provided all the elements of a classic wedding ceremony with the sprinklings of new traditions specific to their new union.

Joshua couldn’t hold his tears at bay as the large dark wood doors of the chapel opened to reveal his bride, wearing an elegant creamy white, sleeveless sequined gown, as she took her first steps toward their forever. He stood, with an anxious calm in a white- collar shirt with his sleeves rolled up, covered in a simple four button dark grey vest and pants. With one hand resting over the other, his leg shook as he prepared to take her hand into his own. There was not a dry eye in sight as friends and family alike, witnessed their commitment take shape in front of their very eyes.

Once their “I Do’s were exchanged the newlyweds, along with their guests, ventured out of the chapel and into the reception area. Smiles were radiating light from all around with tears of joy to match. Guests took their time to write notes, pose for pictures, and keepsakes, to wish the couple well until daylight started to retreat.

With the certificate signed, the bouquet tossed, the toasts concluded, the couple took to the stone floor of the wooden gazebo, urging others to join as they fervently danced the night away.

Bride and Groom's last dance at their wedding reception
Image by Skys the Limit Production

Special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Mullins for inviting Skys the Limit Production into such a special moment in their lives.

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Venue| Providence Place Bridal Shop
Venue Coordinator| Kim Ducote
Officiant| Mark Dodson
DJ| Lemont Ford
Florist| Michelle Westfall
Baker| Ashley Reid
Caterer| Alejandro’s Grill & Cantina
Makeup Artist| April Hill

Taylor and Seth | The Springs in Weatherford, TX

The Westwood Hall offered its warmth to the guests of Seth and Taylor, as they committed themselves to one another on August 17th at 2:00 in the afternoon. This beautiful moment in time left an indelible impression on 454 Thompson Rd. Skys the Limit Production was there to capture it all.

The SPRINGS Event Venue in Weatherford, Texas

No one would dispute the idea that social media has a lot of offer. If one should look, nearly anything desired can be found. This sentiment was made true for Seth and Taylor. Though they were not looking, they connected in the cyber streets of Instagram. After realizing that they shared a church, decided to go on a date and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

Over time their fondness for one another grew immensely. During spring break, the week apart, was enough for Seth to realize the full measure of his love for Taylor. At the close of the week, Seth surprised Taylor with a bouquet of flowers on his front lawn, insisting that they pose for pictures. As he took a knee to “tie his shoes”, he raised his eyes, brimming with his love for her and confessed that he didn’t want to spend another minute without her. There in his front yard, while his brother recorded the scene, Seth asked Taylor to be his wife.

Weddings have their share of ripples in the lake of human plans but there seemed to be a peculiar joy emanating from the wedding party as they eagerly posed for photographs and commanded the scene in view of the camera.

The sky gifted the ceremony with a beautiful blue hue and just enough to sun to warm the air. Guests seated in the crisp white lawn chairs, that lined either side of the concrete runway littered with flower petals, all turned their eyes to stare in awe as Taylor gingerly made her way to the alter in a classically beautiful gown. Poised between two stone pillars, underneath a dark wooden arch dressed in greenery and sunflowers, Seth stood clothed in a simple, yet, elegant, black tux with a white-collar shirt, beckoning his bride.  

As the Seth and Taylor bowed their heads in prayer, the stillness of their decision settled into the hearts of all attendees. Surrounded by the awesome beauty of God’s artistry, the richness of the earth around them, it was clear that this union was one he fashioned himself.

The wedding party vacated the invisible boundaries of the afternoon sun and reconnected in a massive ballroom. Drawn with various earth-tones, the sunflower drew eyes everywhere she rested. The night drifted away as the clatter of feet traced fresh memories into the polished wood of the dance floor. There were smiles all around. Perhaps Seth echoed the sentiment of the evening best when, after playfully painting Taylor’s face with a bit of cake, he offered in a gleeful shout, “I love you!”

Skys the Limit Production wishes the lovely duo the very best that life has to offer. Thank you for allowing us to be there to celebrate your moment.

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Venue Coordinator | Emily Diaz
Officiant | Caleb
Dress Shop | David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist | Bia Hays
Hair Stylist | Andrea McCormick
DJ | Aaron Matthews
Rental/Linen | Angie Brown
Florist | Floralee

Victoria and Samuel Blaze | Book Nook Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lumberton, TX

On May 25th Victoria and Samuel exchanged their promise of love to one another at the Book Nook Inn in Lumberton, Texas. I was thrilled when they chose Skys the Limit Production to photograph their wedding day.

Wedding ceremony at the Book Nook Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lumberton, TX

Before we get into the classy wine-colored wedding, let’s rewind just for a moment to the day Sam proposed. He had the whole night planned; both his and Victoria’s family were at one of their favorite steakhouses, and of course the families knew why they were there. After everyone sat down for dinner in the “party room” together, Sam told a little white lie to Victoria and said he had to go “grab his camera” out of the car. In that time, Rachel, the maid of honor was hiding out in the car with one of Sam’s friends. He brought the pair with him inside the restaurant with the ring safely in his pocket. Sam prepared some music and a Skype call, so Victoria’s other maid of honor could be there for the moment as well. After doing all of this planning and even writing a whole note of everything he wanted to say, he became nervous with the amount of people in the room. He started speaking a few things from his heart then popped the famous question. In Sam’s own words he said “She said YES right away, because she has been waiting for a while for this to happen lol”.

Taking photos of everyone getting ready for the big day was a breeze since the venue had the bride and groom’s room on top of one another. We even took the time to snap a photo of the couple together while still holding onto the tradition of the groom waiting to see his bride! Sam wore a dark suit with a wine colored tie and white shirt. Victoria’s dress had laced see-through sleeves and her modest train brushed the ground while she walked.

Before the ceremony, my team, the bridesmaids, and Victoria cried out in laughter while trying to position Victoria in a sexy head-turning pose for “Sam’s” photos. All jokes aside, the images turned out pretty good!

The ceremony was held outside of the Book Nook Inn next to the venue’s pond. Everything was beautiful; the bridesmaids wore wine colored dresses while the groomsmen wore matching tie and vests, and the unity candles were set up on the small dock on the water. During lighting of the candle, Victoria surprised Sam with a special pocket watch. After exchanging rings and vows, let’s just say the smitten couple gave me more than enough time to photograph their first kiss.

Everyone gathered inside for the reception and cheered as the wedding party danced through the building. The couple showed off their love of the DC Universe by adding a golden Wonder Woman and Superman symbol hidden on the back of the bridal cake.

Group reception image inside the Book Nook Inn

The sweetest speeches were given; even I couldn’t help but get a little choked up when one of the maid of honors mentioned passing her title as the “best” friend of the bride to the groom. My favorite part of the reception was the big group photo of all the guests; it’s always such a unique wedding photo because you can reflect and be reminded who all attended.

The night ended with a precious private dance for the couple and romantic flying paper lanterns into the sky. If you are looking for a photographer yourself, get in touch!

Vendors:
Dress | David’s Bridal
Hair | Brittney Brackin
Makeup | Brittney Sonnier at Bravados Hair Studio
Rentals/Linens | The Tuxedo Co.
Flowers | Kukka Flower
DJ | DJ Connection
Baker | Laura Brackin Roberts
Caterer | Chick-fil-A , Tarka Indian Kitchen

Nicole and Nate Wood| Private Residence in Double Oak, TX

Nicole and Nate were wed outside in the back of a private residence in Double Oak, Texas May 4, 2019. It was an intimate and glamorous wedding full of good food, friends and fancy dance moves. I had the privilege of taking photos of the special occasion.

Cheers Koozies at a wedding reception | Skys the Limit Production | Lewisville Photographer
Photo by Skys the Limit Production

Nicole and her girls got ready at a different location, a friend’s house, and there was such an exciting vibe. All the girls in the wedding party wore matching robes with their names across their backs. Later Nicole wore her blush colored wedding dress, and looked so incredible. After her mother helped her button up her dress, Nicole’s mother presented her with a special gift; her grandmother’s ring.

Flower Mound, Texas | Groom tying his tie | Skys the Limit Production | Lewisville Wedding Photographer

Nate got ready at the ceremony location in Flower Mound with his boys. He wore a grey suit with a dark navy blue tie, and looked really dapper.

The ceremony was held in the backyard of the beautiful home next to a gorgeous swimming pool and garden. The ceremony area was simple, natural, and beautiful underneath the bright sunny skies. The ceremony was full of smiles, giggles and excited hand squeezes.

Backyard wedding in Flower Mound, Texas | Skys the Limit Production
Small intimate wedding in Double Oak, Texas
Newly weds' first kiss | Double Oak Wedding Photographer | Skys the Limit Production

After the ceremony, we stayed at the ceremony area for portrait photos, which is such a great time for the newly married couple to have some time to let it sink in. Then the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for me to get candid photos. I got some really fun guest photos as everyone was so much fun and loved having their photo taken – especially after a few gins! The weather was all sunshine and blue skies, it was a beautiful day.

Nicole and Nate chose to have their wedding reception underneath a rental tent outside to fit all their guests and keep the atmosphere fun and relaxed. The couple had music and cocktails for their guests, and everyone had so much fun taking turns with the photo camper!

Wedding Cake fail in Texas | Skys the Limit Production | Dallas Photographer

The newly weds had heartfelt and occasionally hilarious speeches after dinner made by the best man and maid of honor; the father of the bride shared a word or two as well. The cake was so good the couple decided to let each other try the cake with their nose, chin and forehead as well!

Guests young and mature danced and sang all night long – it was a night to remember for sure! One of the guests even insisted on taking a photo of me – that was definitely a first for me! I would say Nicole and Nate’s glamorous backyard wedding was a success and I’m so honored to have captured their special day.

Wedding Reception in Texas photographer
They tried their best haha (it’s the thought that counts)