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Cassie + Jake // Macon, MS Wedding

This week we are sharing the love story of Cassie and Jake! They tied the knot at a beautiful, private residence near Macon. The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding! We started the day by capturing Cassie and her bridesmaids getting ready upstairs in the huge lodge-style home. She shared a priceless moment with her mom who helped button her dress then walked out to the opening of the stairs for her father to see her for the first time that day! One of the sweetest moments of the day was definitely the first look between the bride and groom. Jake waited patiently at the end of the aisle with Cassie’s flowers. When she tapped on his shoulder for him to turn around, the look on Jake’s face was priceless. Since the weather was so perfect and there was a lot of extra time in the schedule, we were able to fly our drone a lot on this day! Not only did we get shots of the property and surrounding areas, but we also got a lot of the bride and groom standing under a giant tree that we thought was beautiful. Definitely some of our favorite shots of the day! The ceremony was held in the backyard with the bridal party positioned under the porch and the guests’ seating in the grass. There was a wooden arch structure at the end of the aisle with double doors which made for a grand entrance for the bridal party. There were hundreds of guests at this wedding- many people had to stand when they ran out of seats. You could tell Cassie and Jake are really loved by their family and friends! The bride was escorted into the ceremony by her father in a vintage car. The couple exchanged vows and rings in a very sweet Christian ceremony. Cassie’s best friend sang a special song as they lit a unity candle. When they kissed and were announced husband and wife, the smiles on their faces brought joy to everyone there! The couple exited the ceremony in the car, and we loved how she stuck her bouquet out the window! The reception was held both inside the house and outside on the back porch/ tent. There was a lot to take in here- a live band, dancing, photo booth, football game on the tv, and plenty of people! Cassie and Jake ended the night with a big sparkler exit which we also filmed with our drone. They had a lot of talented vendors at this wedding and hope to cross paths again!

Venue: Private Home

Photography: Denise Williams Photography

Videography: Pioneer Productions

Music: Analog Heart

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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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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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