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Hope + Chris // Starkville, MS Wedding

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

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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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Jordan + PJ {Wedding} - Hattiesburg, MS

Happy Thursday!

Back in late October, we had the pleasure of working with the Bakery Building in Hattiesburg, MS for two weekends in a row. Right across the street from the train station, it has become one of the most popular venues for weddings in the city, and understandably so! The vintage industrial character of this building is unmatched with its original hardwood floors, metal beams on the ceiling, and exposed brick walls. According to their website: "Originally built in 1927, The Bakery Building served as a full-scale bakery for many years. Over time and through changes in ownership (and several hurricanes), the building fell into disrepair. In 2003 an ambitious project began to restore the building, expose the inherent beauty and character of the space, and repurpose it for life today." 

Jordan & PJ discovered our work just one month before their wedding day and decided they had to book us! We are so excited that they did- their wedding video is such a sweet one. The letters they read to one another during their First Look were so heartfelt and authentic. Probably the most emotional part of the day was the Father-Daughter First Look. The reaction of Jordan's dad seeing her as a bride for the first time was absolutely priceless. We also loved how fun their Father/ Daughter and Mother/Son dances were at the reception. Jordan and her dad danced to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from the Disney movie, Toy Story (you can see in the video that before the dance, her dad is wearing a Woody cowboy hat.) We loved working with their families and team of vendors on this beautiful wedding day in Hattiesburg!

Venue: The Bakery Building | Videography: Pioneer Productions | Photography: Hannah Busing | Florals & Catering: Elements Catering and Floral Designs

- Ashley

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Katie + Seth {Wedding} - Cumberland, MD

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Katie + Seth {Wedding} - Cumberland, MD

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   Home, where your family (and dogs) welcome you with open arms (paws), and your Gram is waiting with a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies. It's always great to go home, especially when your dear friends get married! We had a wonderful time filming and photographing Katie and Seth's wedding in Cumberland, Maryland (my hometown)! The wedding day felt like a family reunion, with familiar and friendly faces all around. Of course, some great friends were there as well! The Allegany Museum was a beautiful venue for a sunny July day. There wasn't a shortage of creative energy, as the historic Western Maryland scenic railroad train station was just across the street, and the grand Appalachian mountains rose up from the terrain. Katie & Seth's wedding video was particularly unique, with original music written by the groom, making for a compelling soundtrack. We filmed them singing the duet in a staircase at the museum. The first drone shot in the film was originally shot during the couples engagement session, at Swallow Falls State Park.

   We're looking forward to visiting Maryland again soon, to film another wedding! The colorful October foliage is something Mississippi usually doesn't reveal until late November, and just for a brief time. Shortly after, in November, we'll be back up for Thanksgiving, and for two photography sessions! It's been a blast coming to Maryland more often, and expanding our business as well! 

P.S. Sorry we missed a week we've been busy!

-RD

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