The wedding of Hope & Chris was our last wedding of the summer season. Filmed in the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge, it was definitely one of the most scenic places we have filmed this year!

We first arrived in Starkville to film the bridal party getting ready at a very cute Airbnb home then traveled to the Refuge. We loved exploring through all of the trees and swamp areas to capture this beautiful place for the video! Chris blazed a trail through the walkway to an overlook for his bride Hope, as you’ll see at the beginning of the film. The First Look was so special and full of emotion. They shared a sweet moment of praying together then Hope wanted to share a few words. With no letter to read from, you could tell everything came straight from her heart.

Their intimate ceremony was held on a boardwalk through a beautiful Cypress swamp area of the Refuge with their families and close friends. They exchanged personally written vows that deeply reflect their faith and love for one another- have your tissues ready for this part!

Following the ceremony, a small relaxing reception was held in a picnic area near the lake. The couple shared many happy moments spending time with their loved ones. When most of the guests had left, the couple and a few family members walked down to a little pavilion by the water and set up their ENO hammocks to unwind from the day. It was a very cool moment for us to capture them playing guitars and ukuleles together. The ending of the film features an original song written and performed by Hannah Bell, sister of the bride.

Venue: Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

Videographer: Pioneer Productions

Music: Tony Anderson; Hannah Bell