Marcus + Jessica Rodgers | Mountain Breeze Manor in Pigeon Forge, TN

Marcus and Jessica got married outside the Smoky Mountain Lodge, which is a real log cabin lodge in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. It was such a fun wedding and you could even hear the venue’s small waterfall nearby! Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing their adventurous union with photo and video.

The Ceremony

Jessica’s dress created a cathedral length train while Marcus wore a navy blue suit, and they looked perfect. The ceremony was an intimate service outside underneath a wooden bridge. During the ceremony the groom’s grandfather officiated the wedding. He told stories from his point of view. It was hilarious and sweet at the same time. My favorite quote the officiant said in his prayer was “may the world forever be a better place because the two of you fell in love”.

The ceremony area was decorated with long white drapes, hanging greenery and floating metal rings that each held a few candles, which was a perfect touch. The reception was in a cabin deep in the mountains at the Mountain Breeze Manor – I love this venue because it’s so cozy and relaxed, not to mention a great view. Weddings at the Mountain Breeze Manor are amazing, because the surroundings are completely stunning.

The Reception

Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers took many photos in the afternoon, and cut cake in the evening. They sat together sharing stories about one another, and even had time to watch through a slideshow of both Marcus and Jessica growing up and eventually finding one another. For dinner, they ate the best breadsticks in town from Olive Garden. Lastly, they finished off the evening by lighting and sending lanterns into the night sky.

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Joshua + Alyssa | Rustic Grace Estate Van Alstyne, TX

Joshua and Alyssa got married at Rustic Grace Estate, which is a charming white chapel in Van Alstyne, TX with a bright red barn. It was such a fun wedding and the sun shone all day long! Skys the Limit Production had the honor of capturing their union with both video and photography.

The couple

Bride and Groom Portrait at Rustic Grace Estate

Joshua wore navy suit with a goldish tie. Alyssa wore a long lacy dress that created a train. Every piece of jewelry had a meaning behind the women in Alyssa’s family; besides the rings her groom provided for her of course! They both looked perfect.

Before the ceremony, Joshua’s mother dressed them both in a traditional hanbok. We took photos inside the chapel as well as adding a little bit of their humorous personality. There’s a swing beside the chapel where Alyssa pushed her gleefully groom on the swing.

Getting hitched

The ceremony was an intimate affair in a stunning chapel. During the ceremony They prayed and took communion. It was really beautiful.

They decorated the area with simple floral, which I loved. The reception was in the barn at Rustic Grace Estate – there were so many great opportunities for portraits. Weddings at Rustic Grace Estate are amazing, because the grounds are brilliant.

The party

The couple had a variety of pies in the afternoon, and a DJ playing music in the evening. It was such a sweet moment to witness the parents’ dance. After the mother son dance as well as the daddy daughter dance, the couple had their other parent join them on the dance floor. All three couples danced together. For dinner they had proper wedding grub, and the first dance gave the couple a chance to show off their dance moves. They finished off the evening with a parade of bubble exit.

Why Rustic Grace Estate is a great place to get married

Rustic Grace Estate is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Van Alstyne, TX. The venue offers a unique atmosphere – and there is a perfect field at sunset that’s perfect for photos.

Rustic Grace Estate is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, and is one of the loveliest places to get married in Van Alstyne, TX. The venue offers a unique atmosphere – and there is a perfect field at sunset that’s perfect for photos.

The bridal suite is located on top of the groom’s suite. Though my couple did not do this, this creates a perfect opportunity to do a “first touch” with the couple at the staircase; bride being at the top and groom being at the bottom.

“Sarah was incredible!!! My husband and I loved having her and her team shooting our wedding. We got married on Thursday and already have wedding teaser photos by Monday! I am in awe at the beauty she was able to capture and cannot wait to see everything else! She was able to move dates for me due to COVID and took every request and met it!”- Alyssa

Bride and Groom walking towards Chapel in Van Alstyne, Texas

If you’re planning a wedding at Rustic Grace Estate, get in touch!

Wedding Highlight

The Dream Team

Cake | KimCake4U

Dress | Coreena’s Bridal

Hair | Tobye Teague

Makeup | Grand Slam Glam

Rental | Table Cloth Factory

Florist | Cristen Graf

DJ | Bob Noell

Caterer | Prairie House Restaurant

Blessing and Opekere Omuku| The Aristide in Mckinney, Texas

The Aristide at 6200 TPC Drive had never seen beauty quite like what flooded its frame at 1400 hundred hours on the 16th of August. A moment redefined by the merging of two worlds, as Blessing and Opekere committed themselves to one another before God and family in a ceremony reminiscent of royalty. Skys the Limit Production had the distinct pleasure of capturing their nuptials.

How they met

Blessing’s sister was the first to discover the treasure hidden in the Omuku family, when she found forever with his cousin, Mina. From the first moment she met Ope, she knew that he would be good for her sister and she was correct. It was only fitting that Mina, which means the child that brings two families together, and his wife, Blessings sister provide a means to connected these two lovebirds. Despite any misgivings the two may have had, Blessing and Ope found a rare love in one another; a love that far exceeded their wildest dreams.

There was nothing out of the ordinary about a trip to the aquarium during a visit from Blessing’s family. As they made their way through the aquarium, she couldn’t hide her surprise when she saw her best friend and goddaughter, whom Ope had secretly flown into town, walking towards her. The question in her eyes was quickly answered as Ope took that moment to ask for her hand in front of those dear to her.

Wedding day

Crystal chandeliers glistened as they hung from the vaulted ceilings of the classic wedding chapel, adding a little bit of magic to the space. The wooden pews, which lined the floor, were vacated briefly as Blessing, escorted by her father in, made her way down the aisle to her Ope who awaited her, all the love in his heart spilling from his eyes. The scene was a seamless mesh of traditional ceremonial hues and a rich Nigerian culture.

The future Mrs. Omuku looked royal in her white traditional, strapless, sequined gown, a diamond encrusted headband, and a beautiful diamond necklace. Opekere looked dashing in his classic black tux, with a simple soft pink rose pinned to the front of his jacket.

With a sparkle in his eyes, Blessing’s father passed on the responsibilities of protecting and loving his beautiful gem, his Blessing, onto Ope in a manner that only a loving father could. Tears flowed as Blessing and Ope made clear their promises to one another, opting to speak from a place they’ve learned to trust, their hearts.

The wedding party soon grooved their way into a beautiful ballroom to the melodic tunes of Tiwa Savage’s, All Over, where guests of the ceremony were already seated. Blessing and Ope stole the show as they claimed the dance floor, proving to everyone that they were indeed the “freshest couple; the newest couple; the most beautiful couple.”

Skys the Limit Production would like to offer a very special thank you to the lovely couple.

Video by Skys the Limit Production

Vendors:

Venue | The Aristide in Mckinney, Texas
Venue Coordinator| Debbie Lovera
Photographer| Schades Photography
Makeup Artist| For Beauty Sake
DJ| Milton Lewis
Baker| Bimini Sweets
Master of Ceremony| Dami Olatunde

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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