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Amanda + Patrick

We loved spending the day with Amanda & Patrick in Inverness, MS! The letters they read during their first look were completely priceless. Such a beautiful wedding. We have noticed a trend with the brides who book us - most are nurses and veterinarians! We think that is so awesome. All of our couples have big hearts, and we’re very thankful to work with such sweet people. This is not the last video you’ll see from the Mississippi Delta- stay tuned for more coming soon!

Videography: Pioneer Productions

Getting Ready Venue: Thompson House B&B

Ceremony Venue: Inverness United Methodist Church

Reception Venue: The Dunleith Gin

Photography: Letty Weeks

Hair: Dina Pickell and Donna Shamoun

Makeup: Ally Nicole

Planner: HEF Wedding and Event Planning

Florals: HEF Wedding and Event Planning

Band: Jason Miller Band

Music: CHPTRS

Song License: Musicbed

www.pioneerproductions.org

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Ali + Jacob // Bastrop, LA Wedding

On this rainy Fall weekend, we traveled to Bastrop, Louisiana (near Monroe) to film the rehearsal dinner and wedding day of Ali and Jacob! The entire event was held at a historic home called Park Manor, built in 1860. It has been recently updated to include a bridal cottage and reception pavilion on the property — which was perfect for this rainy wedding day! The bride and bridesmaids utilized the cute cottage for hair and makeup, while the groom and groomsmen prepped inside the mansion. Ali was assisted into her dress by her older sister and shared a priceless First Look with her dad before the ceremony. There were special flowers placed in an empty seat in memory of Ali’s mother. During much of the video, you can hear the bride’s sister describe how the loss of their mother has impacted their relationship. We could see how important their families were to the bride and groom, so we tried to center their film on that love they share.

The ceremony was held in the brand new pavilion- it was the first wedding to ever use this building on the property. The bridal party entered under a beautiful floral arch down the aisle to an open space with antique windows looking out to a pasture. Jacob escorted his mother, and Ali was escorted down the aisle by her father. The ceremony was officiated by a family member and was a very sweet moment as they stood holding hands in front of their loved ones. This was the second wedding we used our new Ronin stabilizer - it really makes you feel like you are standing right there with them.

After the ceremony, the rain had stopped and the bridal party was able to take some beautiful photos outside in front of the house. Back at the reception, there was no shortage of fun for the couple and their guests! They had a very interactive DJ who facilitated the shoe game, the flower toss, garter toss, dancing, and a photo booth. The couple also had a fog machine for their first dance. Ali shared a dance with her father, followed by an emotional dance between Jacob and his mother. But the part of the reception that grabbed at our heart strings the most definitely the speeches. Jacob’s best friend, Patrick, shared many stories of growing up playing football together and how their friendship has stayed strong all these years. Riley, Ali’s sister, shared how their opposite personalities once clashed but now have evolved to complement one another. It was a blessing to hear their stories and a perfect way to end their wedding film. Thank you to Park Manor for hosting this beautiful celebration for these two sweet families!

Venue: Park Manor

Photography: Tori Monnin Photography

Videography: Pioneer Productions

Music: Kollen

P.S. — yes, we did visit the Duck Commander while staying in Monroe for the weekend LOL! #BeardGoals

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Ashley + Matthew // Starkville, MS Wedding

If you are a Mississippi State University fan, you have to see this wedding film!! Ashley and Matthew are both graduates of MSU and were married on campus at the Chapel of Memories. We started our day filming the bridal party getting ready alongside Ashley's cute dogs and chickens! The father/ daughter first look was priceless, and we loved how sweet Ashley's mom was with helping with her dress. Their house was filled with MSU memorabilia that helped display their love for all things State! The Chapel of Memories was a beautiful venue featuring large stained glass windows and elegant fountains. There was space open on both sides of the pews which made it perfect for getting any angle we needed during the ceremony. We really loved how Ashley and Matthew had written their own vows to exchange and took communion at the end! After taking pictures around campus with the happy couple, we all headed to the reception at The Mill. They had wonderful food available, including prime rib! It was a fun night of filming cake cutting, corn hole games, and dancing in Starkville!

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Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father's Day!

For all of those walks down the aisle, dances under the lights, tears held back, words of wisdom shared, or memories held in our hearts- time spent with our fathers will forever be treasured.

It is a joy to capture these priceless moments for each family!

We hope everyone had a blessed Father’s Day,
- Ashley & RD

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Lindy + Jared // Biloxi, MS Wedding

In April we traveled to Biloxi, MS for the beautiful wedding of Lindy and Jared! The groom and groomsmen prepped for the day at the new Margaritaville Resort while the bride and bridesmaids got ready at the venue, upstairs at the Slavonian Lodge. Lindy was assisted with her dress by her mom, and she also had a really sweet First Look with her dad! It was perfect weather the entire day, which helped set the scene for the bride and groom's special First Look under the beautiful oak trees. The way Jared looked at Lindy as he saw her in the wedding dress for the first time was priceless!

The ceremony was held in the large ballroom at the lodge. The bride and groom's families were seated in front of the stage. Other guests were seated at beautifully decorated tables detailed with fresh flowers already set for the reception. Lindy was escorted into the ballroom by her father up the aisle and by her groom up the stairs to the stage. The couple exchanged vows and rings underneath a gorgeous arch of flowers. We also thought it was cute when the ring bearer pulled a little Rubix cube out of his pocket to play with while on stage! After their vows were sealed with a kiss, the chairs where the family had been seated were moved aside to make room for the dance floor while the bridal party took pictures outside. 

We loved how many flowers were around the room and their cool globe used as a guest sign-in! Everything was decorated in a really sophisticated grand style; from one of the largest cakes we've seen to the amazing ice sculpture, it was really something to see! After finishing up some pictures for the photographers and drone shots for us, the couple was announced as they re-entered the reception. Jared shared a sweet dance with his bride Lindy, as well as his mother. Then Lindy and her father started to what at first seemed like a "normal" father/ daughter dance. In the middle of the song, the music started to skip as if something had gone wrong with the DJ's equipment. Everyone was looking around trying to figure it out when all of the sudden a new song came on while Lindy and her father started dancing in sync! They had rehearsed this dance all along that featured a medley of hip-hop, disco, country line dancing, and the twist- such a special memory with her dad! They ended the dance by pulling in other family and bridal party members to join them on the dance floor. Everyone was having so much fun, and we loved how full their dance floor stayed almost the entire evening! One of our favorite shots is of Lindy's grandparents dancing together, and you can see Lindy and Jared to the left of them dancing together as well. We ended our time at the reception by grabbing a few shots of the couple's traditional money dance with their guests, the awesome vintage car they rented, and of course a beautiful sparkler exit at the front of the lodge.

We are very grateful for both families, the wedding party, and the awesome team of vendors for helping to make this wedding day go so smoothly and beautifully! We really enjoyed working alongside the talented photographers, Mark and Jeff!

Venue: Slavonian Lodge | Photography: Mark Eric Photography of New Orleans | Videography: Pioneer Productions | Floral Designs: Angie Stenum Event Design | DJ: Fuji Delahoussaye | Lighting and Father/Daughter Remix Music: Touch of Class Productions | Cake: Tanya Cumbest, The Cake Designer LLC

We had a lot of fun shooting and editing this wedding video! RD captured some breathtaking drone shots of the beach as well as the venue that are featured all throughout the film. But we also had a "blooper" (aka crash!) that we have shared below for a good laugh! (The drone was not damaged thankfully)

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

This is dedicated to all the moms who planned every detail, cried happy tears, buttoned-up dresses, adjusted ties, and danced the night away. You are so appreciated, and your love doesn't go unnoticed on your son or daughter's wedding day.

Often times for weddings, the mother of either the bride or groom is the first person we meet. They are the unseen heroes of the wedding day- making sure every detail is just right and taking care of everyone around them. 

We’ve put together some of our favorite “momma moments” to celebrate this special week. We feel so privileged to document such an important day for these families. From giving a heartwarming speech to holding an umbrella over the bride and groom while they dance in the rain, these are truly priceless memories!

Happy Mother’s Day!  

 

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