”Are you nervous?” they asked each other as they exchanged wedding gifts around a corner just before the wedding ceremony. Their hands were a little shaky, but Kacy and Jason were all grins. As the sound of the boys’ choir practicing their performance echoed through the halls of the church, Kacy and Jason began their journey through a day that they had been looking forward to for many months. Jason opened his gift–a pair of custom converse shoes–and Kacy opened hers–a pandora bracelet, with a hot air balloon charm that symbolizes an earlier part of their story–the proposal. Here’s the sneak peek of their wedding video that we’re currently crafting:
Jason is a musician who also happens to drive a Tesla and teach robotics at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Kacy is a Texas A&M graduate (whoop!) with an independent, committed, and kind personality. We had been looking forward to filming this wedding since we first heard from Jason, the groom. Not only is he a model of a thoughtful groom who has diverse hobbies and a hilarious personality (love the comic timing on that speech!), but he’s also got a keen understanding of filmmaking aesthetics. From the moment he started talking to us about the artistic qualities he envisioned for his wedding film, we knew we’d have a blast putting one together for this precious couple.
During Kacy’s preparation for the wedding day, her ring bearer and flower girl wandered about the bridal room at the church while the adults cheerily sang them songs. Her bridesmaids joked and exchanged stories. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate as her aunts gathered around to admire the dress as the last few buttons were being fastened. Here are some screen-shots from the video:
“Get that dress on, pucker up, and let’s get married!” -from Jason’s note to Kacy
The reception was held in the rustic Safari Lodge, whose patio and gazebo rest on the edge of a pond that overlooks fields filled with wild animals, including zebras and peacocks. Guests were able to stroll past this field as they entered the lodge for cocktail hour, where Kacy and Jason had an assorted Tex-Mex buffet and DJ Johnny Bravo from Houston to keep the music pumping.
I love the little dots of icing scattered across the lines on the cake tiers of this groom’s cake. They remind me a little of sheet music–like small notes & a melody, even without staff marks.
The getaway car–a TESLA.
Did you know that you can have Chuck Taylor shoes customized? If you’re a huge fan of the classic converse shoe, you’ll love what Kacy put together for her wedding day present for Jason, her groom. She had a special pair of the spunky sneakers embroidered with their wedding date, and Jason was so pumped to wear them for the wedding reception that he busted out some amazing dance moves:
And–you guys—the dancing just didn’t stop. This crowd was so fun, we were sorry to see the night end. All generations crowded the dance floor with their smiles and fearless dance moves.
We loved so many things about this wedding, but as we were driving home to Austin on Sunday, the thing that kept coming back to our minds were the beautiful and hilarious toasts from the Father of the Bride, the Matron of Honor, the Best Man, and the groom himself. Each speech was filled to the brim with hilarity and respect.
Humor, honor, love. This is what makes a wedding special, and it is what makes a life together wonderful.
Ceremony: First United Methodist Missouri City
3900 Lexington Blvd Missouri City, TX 77459
Reception: Safari Texas Ranch
11627 FM 1464 Rd Richmond, TX 77407
Photographer: Daniel Colvin
Videographer: Mason Jar Films
Florist: Floriography; Ines Negrin
DJ: Johnny Bravo
Wedding Bands: Tiffany
Wedding Gifts: Converse & Pandora
Soundtrack: “And Then Came A Sudden Validation” by Austin, TX band and national darling, The Quiet Company
Musical track licensed through The Music Bed