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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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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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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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Sydney + Steven {Engagement} - Rodney, MS

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Sydney + Steven {Engagement} - Rodney, MS

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Hey there!

This week we are featuring one of our latest engagement sessions - perfect timing for Valentine's Day! Just as the weather was turning cooler here in Mississippi, we finally found a couple who wanted to brave a portrait session with us in a ghost town called Rodney. We've been out there exploring before but had never done any couples' portraits until now! Sydney and Steven were the perfect clients to go on this fun adventure with. They are such a sweet couple and loved seeing all of these historic buildings with us. 

Rodney sits just northeast of Natchez, MS so it's pretty close to the Mississippi River. There's a few different structures and cemeteries still standing in this little ghost town, but we just stayed around three structures while we were shooting: Old Rodney Presbyterian Church, Rodney Baptist Church, and Rodney Masonic Lodge. The town is not completely deserted; there are a handful of people who still live in the area, but all of the original structures have been abandoned for a long time.

Since the last time we came to Rodney (photo at the bottom of this post), the Masonic Lodge doors have been closed off  - it was in the worst shape out of the three. The Baptist church (circa 1850) is a beautiful white building trimmed with green shutters. Both inside and out, it has so much architectural charm that we love. The Presbyterian church (circa 1829) sits just across the way and is in much better shape. As a tall brick building right off the dirt road, it's hard to miss. It's famous for receiving the brunt of a squabble during the Civil War. According to stories we've read, the pastor at that time invited Union crew members from the USS Rattler gunboat to attend his service. However, Confederates heard about this and burst into the church to arrest them, violating their Sunday truce. When fellow Union crew members found out about the Confederates breaking the truce, they retaliated by firing a cannonball at the church. The damage is still visible on the front exterior. (In the photo below, you can see it in the brick, above the green shutters on the right.)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Until next time,

RD & Ashley

Behind the Scenes:

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Nadia + Ismael {Wedding} - Pearl, MS

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Nadia + Ismael {Wedding} - Pearl, MS

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We're back! 

It's been a busy few months! We've had so many weddings consecutively, and can't wait to share all of our new films and photos! It's been a great time, but we are glad to have a break soon.

One of our favorite weddings was Nadia and Ismael's. This was our first wedding to be a part of that was completely Spanish-speaking, as well as our first Catholic mass ceremony. We loved getting to know their family and all of their awesome cultural traditions! One of these traditions at the reception involved the couple standing on chairs, while their friends and family held them up. Her veil was held between them both, as other wedding guests tried to knock them over. We won't give away the rest, but watch their film for the full story! With all the excitement, their wedding day flew by. It was a truly original day, and we enjoyed being a part of it. We were not able to fit in their engagement session before their wedding day, so we ended up doing their session about a week after the wedding. It turned out better than we could have planned that way because we were able to get some amazing shots of Ismael and Nadia in their wedding attire as well! For any engaged couples who don't want a 'First Look' on your wedding day, this is a great alternative so you can have a full portrait session completely unrushed by all of the wedding day festivities. 

More to come soon!

-RD & Ash

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Taylor + Chance {Wedding} - Brookhaven, MS

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Taylor + Chance {Wedding} - Brookhaven, MS

We were so excited to be the videographers for Taylor and Chance's big day! The preparations, first look, and ceremony were held at Johnson Grove Church of Christ in the Brookhaven, MS / Bogue Chitto, MS area. Our drone captured stunning aerial shots of the country church. Taylor & Chance had an emotional first look in the sanctuary, and then posed for their sweet portraits by their photographer Kelly Nevels. If you haven't heard of a 'first look,' this is a special time set aside for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time in their wedding attire before the ceremony. This allows more time for intimate shots of the couple for the photographer and videographer. Another benefit that some couples like about this option is that they are able to go straight from the ceremony to the reception and spend more time with their guests since all of the family portraits and formal photos are finished ahead of time. We really enjoy shooting traditional reveals as well, but first looks are definitely worth considering if you are planning a wedding!

By 5 p.m., every pew was filled. The bridal party made their way down from the balcony to line up and walk up the aisle. Taylor was escorted by her father to the front of the sanctuary where her groom was anxiously waiting. After their vows were sealed with a kiss, everyone joined the happy couple in Wesson, MS for the reception at the Old Wesson School, and a fun night of eating and dancing!

Behind the scenes photo of us at this beautiful church!

Behind the scenes photo of us at this beautiful church!

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