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Amanda + Patrick // Inverness, MS Wedding

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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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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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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Emily + Blake {Wedding} - Natchez, MS

Happy Spring! 

We are almost finished with our busy editing season and will soon move into wedding season again! Our latest wedding we are now able to share with you was set at a venue you may recognize from another film of ours - The Auburn Antebellum Home in Natchez, MS. It was such a pleasure to be part of Emily and Blake's wedding! The groom's reaction as his bride walked up the aisle was priceless. The weather and lighting was perfect during the late afternoon ceremony. The reception was held mainly in the back courtyard, beautifully decorated tables and lights strung across the entire area. Just as the couple was announced by the DJ and entered for their first dance, it started to rain. Ironically, their song was the Adele version of "To Make You Feel My Love" and these are the first lines:

When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

They continued to dance in the rain until it picked up and started to really pour. Just when we thought they would have to come inside and finish after the rain passed, the mother of the bride and a bridesmaid came running to the couple's side with umbrellas in hand. They stood in the rain just to hold the umbrellas over the bride and groom so they could finish their first dance - we thought that was so sweet!

The rain eventually cleared out and all of the guests were able to enjoy the dance floor. The bride and bridesmaids also had been practicing all day for a surprise choreographed dance that they later performed at the reception! We are so glad to have been able to film another Natchez wedding!

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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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Rebecca + Adam {Wedding} - Natchez, MS

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Rebecca + Adam {Wedding} - Natchez, MS

One of our last summer weddings was held in the historic city of Natchez, MS, which sits just east of the Mississippi River. We were able to get some beautiful drone shots in just before the rain came, and the sun made its way back out just in time for the ceremony! The bride and groom requested that their vows not be included in their highlight video, so we knew we had to pick the perfect song to go along with this story; It's now one of our favorites! Auburn, the name of the home/museum built in 1812, featured a beautiful spiral staircase that is original to the house.

The outdoor ceremony, situated in the front yard of Auburn, began right at sunset which made for wonderful lighting. The bride, along with the flower girl and ring bearer, arrived by horse and carriage. The groom was turned around, facing away from the driveway, and anxiously waited for his bride. She was escorted up the aisle by her father, who is a local pastor and served as the officiant of the wedding. The couple exchanged vows, tied a unity knot, and exited on the carraige. The reception included great food and a fun "magic mirror" photo booth inside, as well as a dance floor outside. It was a beautiful day!

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Taste of West Jackson Food Competition {Ministry}

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Taste of West Jackson Food Competition {Ministry}

We have recently enjoyed filming and interviewing several restaurant owners for an upcoming competition hosted by our church called the Taste of West Jackson. We've been wanting to branch out into doing some videos for businesses for a while now and it's been a fun process! This particular video was made for Chi-town Salads and Sandwiches. The story behind Famo's restaurant made for an exciting editing process! We're planning on doing several more videos for the other restaurants participating in the competition. You can check out the other films we've done thus far on the Common Ground Facebook page. We can't wait to share more of our work soon! 

 

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Kelcey + Austin {Wedding} - Grenada, MS

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Kelcey + Austin {Wedding} - Grenada, MS

We had a great time filming and photographing this special wedding in Grenada, Mississippi! The day started off with a cloudless drive up from Jackson, with striking blue skies. As we arrived in downtown Grenada, we encountered a stately brick building marked "First & Green," the wedding venue. The day went smoothly, and Kelsey and Austin were a wonderful couple to work with.  Despite a bout of rain before the ceremony, the excitement continued to grow! The bride and groom wrote compelling letters to one another, which they read for us for the highlight film. After the ceremony was over, everyone put on their dancing shoes and enjoyed live music by Style the Band. It was a great time! Shortly thereafter, the rain clouds parted and gave way for the couple to make their departure under a beautiful sunset with a dark orange tint. We hope to be back to Grenada one day soon!

 

-RD and Ash 

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Amanda + Matthew {Wedding} - Crystal Springs, MS

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Amanda + Matthew {Wedding} - Crystal Springs, MS

     Tucked away in the woods of Crystal Springs, Mississippi down a few winding back roads lies the Jackson Place. This beautiful barn was the location of an exciting wedding celebration. We had the pleasure of being the photographers and the videographers of Amanda & Matthew's celebration. Ash and I have traveled this summer to Jackson, Tupelo, Hattiesburg, Bogue Chitto, Grenada, Cumberland, Maryland, and beyond!!! Although we traveled to some of these locations after this wedding, it was nice to have a venue so close to home! Our dogs (Moses & Eydie) appreciated it as well.  It was a windy day so flying the drone was more difficult than usual. Thankfully, the wind receded once the ceremony began. I have yet to fly the drone during a ceremony, but it's sure to happen one day. We worked with some great vendors for this wedding, including: Sherry's Catering and Ricky McCraw mobile DJ. Venue: Jackson Place.

     As I've lived here in Crystal Springs for about two and a half years, it's been exciting getting to understand the area better. We plan to do a film on Crystal Springs at some point in the future (top secret for now). Everyday is a new adventure with Pioneer Productions. We've thoroughly enjoyed building our business as the future slowly irons itself out. We have big plans for the future, and God-willing those will come to fruition.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established." 

- RD

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